2015 KC METRO COACHES OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Margo Hurst, Junelle Woolery, Kevin Garvey, and Chris Cissell for being named our 2015 Coaches of the Year!

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Watch Your Mouth

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

Burnout

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

Anger Redefined

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

Slammed

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

Unlikely Heroes

Imagine if we could turn back the clock a month and pose this question: On May 14th the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to eliminate Chicago in game 6 on the road…who will be the Cavs leading scorer? I’m certain the top 3 guesses would be LeBron, Kyrie or... read more

Hope/Power

The sun will come out tomorrow Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow — there’ll be sun Regardless of how much you do or don’t enjoy the show “Annie”, there must be something to that idea that strikes a chord with people. “Tomorrow,... read more

Success Defined

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

How to W.I.N. 100% of the Time

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

The Greatest Motivation?

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

Youth Sports – What’s the Point?

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
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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.