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Do You Know What Your Student-Athletes Need from You Now?

19shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I spoke to a couple of NCAA Division One coaches by phone last week. Both were holding up OK but were inquiring about how to manage their current reality as both student-athletes and coaches are separated, routines are upset, and so many are anxious. Recruiting looks different. Strength and…

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The Secret Skill of the Best Coaches Today

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you heard the news? California appears to be the first state to pass legislation that will compensate student-athletes for their names and images. California’s governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that allows athletes attending California universities to earn money from their names, images, and likeness rights,…

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Nine Ways Student Athletes Can Best Manage Their Energy and Time

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This past month, I spent time with more than 650 NCAA student-athletes. When I asked several of them what their number one challenge was, the overwhelming response was “time management.” I heard statements like: I just wish I had more hours in my day. It’s almost impossible to balance…

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What If Leadership Didn’t Just Come from the Team Captain?

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The first Monday Night Football game of 2019 between the Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints was a great one. “The Saints took possession with 37 seconds remaining in the game, used 36 of those seconds to drive to the Texans’ 40-yard line, and put Wil Lutz on…

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The First Two Steps in a Student’s Leadership Journey

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A great news story broke not long ago in Denver, Colorado. On July 15th, 23-year old Nathan Patterson was attending a Colorado Rockies ballgame. At Coors Field, like in most baseball stadiums today, there are amusements all over the stadium for fans who get bored just watching the game.…

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The Danger of Single Sport Athletes

28shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Parents have made another shift in a single generation. While parents raising Millennials became famous for giving trophies or ribbons to their children just for participating, parents of Generation Z (often Millennial parents) have pushed their kids to the other extreme, driving them to compete at a high level…

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The Connection Between Incentive and Entitlement

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I have two friends who are sales people. Neither of them receives a base salary for their job, but both are making a good paycheck each month. They work completely off of commissions. When they make a sale, they make some money. Not only is their career going well,…

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