Memorial Day: Sports and War

It’s Memorial Day. Coaches everywhere will hang a flag, spend time with family, and raise a glass to remember those who have paid the ultimate price to defend our country. On a day like today, it is easy to be grateful. It is safe to assume that coaches and mentors everywhere would agree that those…

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Mentorship and Action Sports

by Eric Torres There was a time, not that long ago, when skateboarding was reported to have been more popular than baseball among kids in the US.  While those of us watching action sports industries know that the fervor of the early to mid 2000s (call it the Tony Hawk era) has passed, action sports…

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Actions Speak Louder Than Coaches

By Jodi Marver Since being named the head varsity girls basketball coach at Willows Academy, I have been able to witness a lot from the bench. What I have been able to see is a very successful group of ladies both on and off the court. Even though it was my second season as a…

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Priority One: Love What You Do

When Melissa Brody took over as freshman field hockey coach at New Trier High School, her boss, Randy Oberembt, gave her a clear outcome to strive for: make sure they love what they do. Brody coached Field Hockey for eight years. During that time, she showed hundreds of young athletes how fun it could be…

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Equity through Ultimate at CAHPERD 2020

CAHPERD (the California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) put on a fantastic conference this weekend just outside of Anaheim, CA. The theme of the week – “In Focus” – was everywhere. Conversations on attention networks in the brain, social emotional learning, and mindfulness were occurring not only in the lecture halls but…

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Lessons Learned from Bees in Space

Guest Author: Matt Klem In the late 80’s, a team of NASA scientists sent a colony of bees into space.  As the rocket escaped Earth’s gravity, the astronauts on board noticed something strange, the bees began to die off. Without gravity, they no longer buzzed their wings to stay afloat, a behavior that was essential…

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Is Talent an Overvalued Commodity?

The Oakland Raiders were recently booed out of their home stadium. This past offseason, the Raiders added a set of players who were all high talent, but notoriously low character. The team was 4-12 in 2018 and currently sit at 6-8 on the season. Their fans are not happy. They expected more. Why? The Cleveland…

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Stay the Path: One Man’s Empowerment through Strength

Guest author: Will Wasielewski A strength and conditioning coach must be able to lead large groups and promote a healthy atmosphere. This requires comfort and confidence in the gym setting, which was not the case for me, initially. Although I was nervous during my early experiences in the weight room, strength training eventually became an…

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Healthy Rebellion: Power Athlete Symposium, 2019

What is the downside of walking around with the world in our pockets? On Day 3 of the Power Athlete Symposium, Robb Wolfe and Power Athlete founder John Welborn found their way into a discussion on how we consume information. “No longer is knowledge something you actively have to search for,” said John. He noted…

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The Biggest Dog in the Egg Bowl was Not Elijah Moore

It was a long 4th and 24 in the final minute of the Egg Bowl between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Ole Miss converted. Broken coverage by Mississippi State allowed Braylon Sanders to get behind the defense and set up one of the most memorable finishes in college football this season. With 4 seconds left…

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