January 11, 2017

Feeding a Positive Culture: It all comes down to ME vs WE

A big word we use with our team during the season and with our team of coaches at camp is the term ‘culture.’  Culture is the atmosphere and the approach of the team trying to accomplish a common goal.  Small things lead to a positive culture within a team, and small things lead to a […]

May 3, 2016

The 40th McDonald’s All American Games: Day by Day, Play by Play (pt. II)

This is Part II of a two-part series recapping the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games. To read Part I, click here. Day 4: Playing for the Scouts, and the Jam Fest The first practice of the day ran from from 9 to 11 a.m. The players showed their competitiveness as they worked through a few […]

April 8, 2016

The 40th McDonald’s All American Games: Day by Day, Play by Play

Spring has got to be one of my favorite times of year, except for fall, of course, when training for the upcoming season starts. That’s partly because for 15 years, I’ve had the distinct honor of serving as a member of the coaches’ and players’ selection committees for the annual McDonald’s All American Games as […]

March 24, 2016

What Leads to Upsets in the NCAA Tournament?

March Madness is such an exciting time. Everyone makes brackets and closely follows how their teams are doing. And inevitably, every tournament season brings gut-wrenching upsets. From a basketball perspective, what leads to these upsets? Hawaii over California, Stephen F. Austin over West Virginia, Middle Tennessee State over Michigan State… what’s going on here? There […]

March 9, 2016

When to Let Your Child Stop Playing a Sport

It’s a conversation bound to happen sooner or later with one of the extracurricular activities your child partakes in: whether or not to stop participating. And no wonder, given that the Census Bureau estimated that in 2014, over half of every child participated in an extracurricular activity and that pressure to participate continues. Our kids […]