A Culture of Accountability & Grace

Many of you probably remember when Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett was arrested for DUI. Thankfully that wasn’t the end of his story. The same is true for your players. At some point this season, one or more of your players will mess up. Even the “good kids” will probably make a poor decision at …

Ryder Cup 2016—Every Role Matters

One of the things that makes the Ryder & Solheim Cups so special is watching golfers experience the joy of participating on a team. In case you don’t follow golf, the Ryder and Solheim Cups are the men’s and women’s biennial golf competitions between the USA and Europe. Athletes who normally exhibit steady self-control during the …

A No-Brainer Strategy to Build Team Culture

A college coach and I were chatting recently about team culture. She’s been a coach for a number of years, mainly in an assistant role with a variety of head coaches. During our discussion, she compared/contrasted two coaches for whom she worked. She enjoyed both, but the experiences felt different. One example she cited was team …