Worn Hands

Woodworking gives you a lot of time to think and reflect. I really enjoy it and honestly I look at it as a ministry. We are "Better Together", and helping families is another way to bring people closer. People come together at a great table... However, there are a lot of parallels.... People see the … Continue reading Worn Hands

C.O.R.E. Leadership: Take Control of Your Mindset

The C.O.R.E. Leadership Program stands for Competitive Ownership, Relationships, and Expectations. The purpose of this program is to develop student-athletes with high internal standards, competitive spirit, wholistic team leaders, and positive examples. This program is designed to recognize and reward competitive traits (give social value and status), provide leadership education, and development through personal, peer, … Continue reading C.O.R.E. Leadership: Take Control of Your Mindset

More Than Winning

Let's make this clear.... This article is not about minimizing the need to win. Winning on the field, in business, or in any area of life, is what helps create more value for ourselves. This is about looking beyond that given fact. A little over a year ago, I was riding home after experiencing a … Continue reading More Than Winning

What Is Discipline? The Process Today

Should I pick this cup up? What does it matter.... Someone else will get it... Right? The truth is that it does not matter if we are not bought into a set of standards, goals, or vision. The word "Discipline" is used often in sports. The trait a team or individual needs to be successful. … Continue reading What Is Discipline? The Process Today

The Truth Card

Today, Remind, Understand, Trust, & Hope The rise of depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem due to isolation, the pandemic, environment, and society has been well documented. People can face these issues in many environments from the home, school, workplace, or social situations. Life circumstances also play a major factor with loss, death, disappointments, toxic relationships, … Continue reading The Truth Card

Our Shadow Can Remind Us

Running is something that I have grown to enjoy over time. I hated to run when I was young, by playing different sports, running always seemed like punishment more than anything. Now it has become a time to get my thoughts clear, listen to a podcast, and relieve stress. During the season, I run before … Continue reading Our Shadow Can Remind Us

How to Personally Protect & Use Culture As A Weapon Against Mental Health Issues

"In case of emergency, a mask will drop from a container in the airplane ceiling. The mask, which looks like a yellow plastic cup, fits over your nose and mouth. An elastic strap goes around the back of your head, and the ends can be tugged to tighten the fit. Pull on the hose gently … Continue reading How to Personally Protect & Use Culture As A Weapon Against Mental Health Issues

How to Personally Protect & Use Your Program As A Weapon Against Mental Health Issues

"In case of emergency, a mask will drop from a container in the airplane ceiling. The mask, which looks like a yellow plastic cup, fits over your nose and mouth. An elastic strap goes around the back of your head, and the ends can be tugged to tighten the fit. Pull on the hose gently … Continue reading How to Personally Protect & Use Your Program As A Weapon Against Mental Health Issues

Fight The Good Fight “Form Your Spear”

  Regardless of what the movies say, over time the spear was the weapon of choice over the sword.  “from Judah, carrying shield and spear—6,800 armed for battle; From the tribe of Judah, there were 6,800 warriors armed with shields and spears.” -1 Chronicles 12:24. For a one on one fight, most warriors would choose the spear. … Continue reading Fight The Good Fight “Form Your Spear”

Create Your “Finish Line”

For a few weeks at the start of the pandemic, we instituted neighborhood PE on the street in front of my house. We had to purchase several boxes of sidewalk chalk to mark all the lines for activities and we even drew a 1st class basketball court. Those were some great afternoons filled with excitement … Continue reading Create Your “Finish Line”