Updates

The Power of a Coaches Cohort

This past year as Athletic Administrators in Minnesota, we were invited to be a part of an InSideOut Initiative “AD Cohort” focused on personal and professional growth as well as to learn practical strategies to implement at our own schools. The only stipulation we had was to commit to our own communities that we were…

A New Standard for Eureka High

The emphasis on teamwork has never been preached as much as it is being these days at Eureka High. It’s not a new concept, just a different emphasis. Less of a revolution, more of an evolution. A sort of cultural evolution. “It’s about character development,” Athletic Director Kristie Christiansen said. And so much more. It’s…

Transformational Coaching Evaluations

“For teachers, as for students, the most effective evaluation comes from someone who sits beside us and helps us grow.”  Carol Ann Tomlinson A quality coaching evaluation process is needed to support a values-driven, education-based high school sports culture. For coaches and administrators interested in anything from freshening up your evaluation program to undergoing a…

First Four Steps of Turning Vision into Action

This is the second of a three-part series about managing and moving past resistance to change in your school community. You can read the first blog post here. Change is not the problem—it’s the resistance to change that is the problem. As school and sports leaders, it can feel like you’re constantly taking two steps…

Helping Youth See Their Value with Education-Based Athletics

Today’s students are under an incredible amount of pressure: academic pressure, achievement pressure, peer pressure, performance pressure and parental pressure to name a few. All of this is occurring at a developmental time in life when they are starting to separate from their parents and family in search of an identity and a path for…