3 Easy Ways to Understand Your Athletes Better

I’ve become a raving fan of Brett Ledbetter and his book What Drives Winning. The title isn’t framed as a question, but it really is a question.  What drives winning? Not to spoil it for you, but his answer is…(drumroll please): CHARACTER. If you focus on building character, the winning will take care of itself. …

What Coach Don Meyer Taught Me

Coach Don Meyer’s presence made you want to sit up a little straighter. As a counselor at his Lipscomb basketball camp (the largest basketball camps in the nation at that time), I remember one day in particular. We had just eaten lunch in the cafeteria and he took a few moments to address the whole …

What I Learned from a 12 Year Old

One of the coolest things I’ve done since moving to State College, PA is attend the Little League World Series. Held in nearby Williamsport for the past 67 years, it’s a unique event that brings the whole world to this small, Pennsylvania town. Free admission and reasonable concession prices bring thousands each year to cheer …

The Very Best Teammates

I took in a local minor league baseball game yesterday—a real barnburner between the Dayton Dragons and the Lake County Captains. With bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th and only one out, the Dragons trailed 2-1.