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Winning Beyond the Scoreboard

Winning is the goal in every athletic contest.  Even at the youngest of ages, kids look at the scoreboard to see who won the game.  Newspapers, websites and television stations report the scores and standings so often that many can recite the record of the local NFL team much easier than they could remember their…

Baltimore Ravens Inspire Youth with Gatorade Junior Training Camp

From WMAR Baltimore—Football fans ages 12-14 experienced an inspirational afternoon on Friday at the Baltimore Ravens Gatorade Junior Training Camp. Campers had the opportunity to perform football drills with former NFL players while learning essential health and life skills that apply to both on and off the football field. Featured speakers included Parade Magazine’s “Most Important…

Starting with WHY?

In the book, InSideOut Coaching, one of the four big questions Joe Ehrmann asks is “why do you coach”?  Knowing why we are leaders and coaches in high school sports is fundamental to being an InSideOut leader.  Too often, many of us are guilty of not reflecting on the reasons why we do something.  We know…

Reflections on Aligning Communities

There’s a breath of fresh air and excitement that comes with the opportunities a new school year presents. My favorite day of the year is the first day of fall sports; everyone is smiling and has an extra hop in their step. Months of planning by coaches, athletes, captains, parents, and numerous others all come…

Earning Permission to Lead Your Coaches

Ask any High School Athletic Director in America how they balance their time between management and leadership and you’re likely to find most would admit they spend the majority of their time on management. Scheduling games, buses, and officials, along with managing a budget and dealing with conflict are a big part of the job….