Monthly Archives: April 2008

Girls in PE

Last week I watched a middle school PE class.  For some reason, it was all girls.  They were playing a game of softball and it was one of the most pathetic games I have ever seen. First, the girls in … Continue reading

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Fairwell to my mentor

Sadly, a friend and mentor passed away last week. He had a great influence on my coaching and my life. When I started working for him, I was making $500 a month and I hadn’t had a raise in three … Continue reading

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Sports Hero’s as Role Models

I’ve seen fitness experts say to encourage a child’s having sports hero’s as role models.  They say it encourages the child to strive harder and to practice more. I don’t agree, especially for the majority of kids. First we have … Continue reading

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How to build a house

When it comes to building a house, what is the first thing the architect checks? It’s the ground, isn’t it? No matter how beautiful or well designed the house, if ground isn’t ready then the house isn’t going to stand … Continue reading

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Too Much Information

I was taking a dance class (salsa) the other day.  If you’ve done it then you know, there is nothing like learning to dance to make you feel uncoordinated. We were working on the small details of a cross-body turn … Continue reading

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Running easy

I took a guitar lesson the other day. Now, I’m a pretty good guitar player. I’ve played for quite a few years and know my way around the fret board. But I’ve never been able to play fast. I know … Continue reading

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