If you have read much of what gets written on the CFC blog, you won’t be surprised to learn that our strong position is thatfar too often, sports programs for children are designed to meet the needs of adults at the expense of the very children they are supposed... read more
Summer is many things and for our family, it’s workout season. Two of my sons are middle school age, and have been going to speed/agility training four days a week, along with workouts conducted by their Coaches for the upcoming football season. Along with... read more
Last weekend I had the privilege of watching one of my sons play in a baseball tournament. It was a semifinal game at 8 AM…a little early for a game perhaps, but a beautiful day for baseball. I was enjoying a really good morning, visiting with a good friend... read more
This week’s post comes from a good friend and Board member of CFC — Alec Lemmon, Director of Coaching for Toca FC. Alec writes an impactful post on the idea of burnout. In his post, Alec presents a powerful contrast between burnout and love, and he gives... read more
What makes you angry? Having your instructions ignored? Bad drivers? Maybe waiting in a line that moves too slowly? Most of us probably have been bothered by all of these from time to time. But most of us probably also understand that in the scheme of things,... read more
We all know the feeling. The to-do list never ends. Life can feel exhausting, and the more capable we become, the more work we have to do. It’s like our workload increases as fast or faster than our capacity. Maybe that’s why it’s called the rat... read more
In the first post in this series, we mentioned that success is something that everyone desires, and yet few people define it the same way. Is success found in the results? Trophies? Awards and recognition? Is it found in effort and attitude? Since there are so many... read more
Success. We all know that word, but what does it mean? Chances are that if you asked the next ten people you talked to how they would define success, you would get ten different definitions. You may run into a common theme or two, but the diversity of definitions... read more
Perspective has an enormous impact on the ability for athletes and teams to perform at their potential. Keeping the proper perspective, then, something that all Coaches must help their teams/athletes maintain. The best example I have ever heard of a Coach helping his... read more
Coaches don’t play the games, players do. How’s that for an obvious statement? Despite how obvious that statement is, it is worth repeating because it leads to one of the greatest challenges and opportunities that a coach faces – motivating players. As a Coach,... read more
This past week I came across an article called The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports, published by Changing The Game Project. It’s a fantastic article that you should read. I’ll link to at the bottom of this post. That article got me thinking about the simple question,... read more
Photo Credit: lumaxart via Compfight cc In the last post in this series, we started the conversation by asking the question of where winning falls in the list of priorities for a coach. Winning and losing will always be part of the game, but how important should it... read more
I coach to develop my players into men/women of integrity who will love, serve, and lead others with confidence, excellence, and purpose.
I coach to help young people develop a love for sports and for others that will steer them towards becoming someone who will change the world for good.
I coach to inspire, motivate, and propel athletes of all ages to live a life defined by compassion, integrity, and fitness in order to have a more positive impact on the lives of others.
I coach in order to help young people gain confidence in who they are and what they were created to do.
I coach to lead athletes through a journey to develop remarkable character, pure integrity and empowering each player to become leaders within our community.
I coach to develop young men who will strive to be committed, passionate and selfless in their sport and in life.
I coach to have a positive influence on lives, help kids learn basic fundamentals, to be part of a family, and to be a positive role model during an important time of growth in young people’s lives.
I coach to give kids an opportunity to follow their dreams while teaching them to become young leaders who understand the importance of education, teamwork and enthusiasm.
I coach to help boys and girls have positive experiences with sports and to be a male role model that will help them grow into confident, healthy and prosperous adults.
I coach to help our youth by serving as a role model, teacher, mentor, boss, friend and sometimes a father figure in hopes that I can influence them to become responsible leaders that will positively impact our world.
I coach to help young people develop a passion for sport and a passion for being loving, caring leaders.
I coach to help kids learn to love sports while learning loyalty, humility and respect.
I coach to develop the traits of integrity, selflessness and work ethic in the hopes that my athletes will carry those traits into a successful adult life.
I coach to help develop character and integrity in youth athletes who will then impact their community for good.
I coach in order to help young people value themselves, seek self-improvement and learn ways to encourage others.
I coach to instill a strong work ethic and sense of personal responsibility that leads young people to being a positive influence on others.