Championship Swim Culture through Dryland Routines

By Mac Guy and Jim Davis This article was originally published in NISCA Magazine as a compliment to a presentation by Coaches Guy and Davis at the 2017 ASCA World Conference. In 2016, the swim team we worked with was full of hard workers, dedicated student-athletes, and talented individuals. On the first day of dryland…

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Decoding Cam: A Case for Clarity in Our Evaluation of Leadership

This article was originally published by the Good Men Project in 2016, after the Carolina Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Cam Newton was harshly criticized, and I felt that some clarity was needed in the discussion. Thanks to the original editors for printing this article. With the surprise dominance of…

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The Redskins are Giving Reuben Foster a Chance, He Needs to Make the Most of It

This is a repost of an original PennLive publication – click here to read the original article  On Nov. 25, the day after Reuben Foster was arrested – for the second time this year – on suspicion of domestic violence, the San Francisco 49ers released him. By Nov. 27, Foster had been claimed off waivers by the Washington…

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A Sleep Deprived Nation

This is a repost of an article from the Harvard publication, Usable Knowledge – click here for the original article If the goal of our educational system includes high-functioning, healthy students, then educators have to prioritize something alongside academic mastery and social-emotional wellness. We have to prioritize sleep. Think back to the last time you…

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Don’t Shut Down Harvard Athletics

originally published in the Harvard Crimson in fall of 2015, this article was written in response to an OpEd suggesting that the school down their football program The death of Andre Smith, the 17-year-old football player who passed away last month, is a tragedy. Its impetus for the recent article (which calls for the shutting down of Harvard football)…

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Beyond Strength: Powerlifting at St. Olaf College

On all of the weather websites we searched, a long red bar appeared across the top of the page: SNOW EMERGENCY IN EFFECT. We were less than a week out from the 2nd Annual Midwest Powerlifting Meet at St. Olaf College. The reports said that all should be clear by Saturday, the day of the…

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Fight Fans Deserve Better than McGregor

Fight fans, you deserve better. Conor McGregor recently posted a picture of Khabib Nurmagomedov sitting beside his bride, whose face was covered in the traditional fashion of their religion. McGregor added the quote, “Your wife is a towel mate.” It is the sort of comment that might have succeeded in getting him a laugh at…

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Kliff Kingsbury: the NFL’s New ‘Cool Dad’

At a recent NFL league meeting, newly hired Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury announced that he would provide “social media breaks” during team meetings. Predictably, his plan has been met with varied response. Some have applauded his efforts to meet a team of millennials on their own virtual turf. Others have condemned it in a…

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First, Know You: a conversation with Robin Lyons

Robin Lyons, 5x NCAA Track & Field All-American, Canadian record holder in the hammer throw, and Founder of MTN LAB Performance Coaching, has spent a long time working on her base, and “getting to know [her]self.” That patience has created a peak that, although she is still summiting, she can finally see. She recognizes that…

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Commissioner Silver was Right: Social Media’s Impact on NBA Success

At the most recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that many NBA players are experiencing increased anxiety which is “a direct result of social media… they’re truly unhappy.” Charles Barkley, during an interview on the ESPN show, Get Up, scoffed at the idea. He suggested that Silver’s comment was “the…

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