Someone To Talk To

He was struggling. So much was happening that he didn’t understand. At home. With the team. At school. It seemed that everything was caving in around him. He needed someone to talk to, but the fear of someone posting it on social media prevented him from...

How To Fail Miserably

He could guarantee them one thing: if they kept doing it their way, refused to be coachable…they would fail. It might not happen immediately, since they were pretty talented, but it would eventually catch up with them. He knew that one day they would face...

What If God Has THOSE People There For a Reason?

It would be easier without them around. Those guys who can’t play as well. Those parents who don’t get it. Seriously, if we could just ask them to stay home, leading or being part of the team would be so much easier. There are ways to get rid of them. Obviously, they...

How To Always Know What To Do

It’s not an easy thing to be a coach or a team leader. There’s no exhaustive training for it, nothing that covers all the bases, no class to take that prepares a coach or leader for everything he will face. Adversity and confusion comes from all angles and...

Three Tools of a Great Encourager

He was the team’s voice, its cheerleader. Whenever someone needed encouragement, he was their guy. Whenever things got quiet in the dugout, he picked up the volume. He always seemed to know the right thing to say at the right time to elevate everyone else around...

Strength That Doesn’t Run Out

He didn’t appear to be much physically. Short, thin, a guy who many would view as weak. He was overlooked his whole life, really, never getting the opportunities offered to bigger and stronger players. At times, he got frustrated. It seemed that no matter what...