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Passion or Temper Tantrum?

Passion has long been considered a prerequisite for elite athletes. Most coaches will tell you that passion is the key characteristic that separates a great athlete from an elite athlete. An athlete can be great base solely upon the natural athletic ability, but the presence of an intense drive to succeed is what can make […]

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Caught Up

This past weekend I had the distinct opportunity to speak at the 1st Annual “Caught Up” Fundraiser. It was a well put together event that was attended by School Principals, Community Leaders, Church Leaders, family and friends. I was very impressed by the amount of support there was in the room. It was a very […]

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Power Of Habit

I can still remember my first year of college football. It was a very exciting time and yet also very uncomfortable. I was excited because playing college football brought me a step closer to realizing my dream of playing in the NFL. However, I was uncomfortable because I didn’t realize the level of physical strain […]

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Belonging To Something

Belonging to something has been a part of your life since the day you were born. You belonged to your parents’ when you were born and you belonged to the hospital you were born in. You may not have been raised by your biological parents, but you belonged to them when you were born. As […]

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Overcomer

We all go through tough times and sometimes it seems like we’re not going to get through it. We actually become stronger and wiser as we go through difficult times and it prepares us for whatever comes next. Nobody likes having to deal with trials and tribulations, but we are better equipped to help others […]

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Fear Not

Sending a son or daughter to college is probably one of the most nerve wrecking experiences that a parent can have. Most parents’ have never been apart from their child for more than a few days or maybe a week. Sure, some kids go on camps while in middle school and/or high school, but they’re […]

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Focus on the journey, not the glory

I have been training my three boys since they were 7yrs old. Their main sports are football, basketball and track. They have played other sports too, but those are the three sports they love the most. Track however is probably their least favorite of the three. There have been years when they told me that […]

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Proper Perspective

We all experience numerous ups and downs throughout our lives. I’m sure we all can think of an occasion or two when we were going through something so difficult that we didn’t think let alone know how we would ever overcome it. Yet, somehow overtime we found a way to get through it. It’s the […]

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Exceptional Athletes, Average Coping Skills

Many athletes start playing sports at a very young age. Some start as early as 5 or 6yrs old. You can drive past a park on any given Saturday and see numerous kids running around chasing a soccer ball or rounding the bases on a baseball field. In the fall you will undoubtedly see 100’s […]

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Law of Consistency

Before a young child ever steps foot in an athletic arena, they typically must have some sort of motivation. Yes, I know there are some parents’ who force their child to play sports, but normally the child has some level of motivation to play the sport. For many children it’s just the idea of having […]

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