The SportsLeader Blog

This comes from a Coach with 28 years experience. ... Many times in life we don't experience the "big, earth shattering" events. It is just the ordinary, the routine, the nothing spectacular. In the midst of my ordinary routine I received some great news a few days ago. Great news that I would say... Read more
Mentoring is a huge part of our virtues program. It takes some getting used to in order to blend it into your practice schedule but once you do the fruits are pretty powerful. Here is an example of exactly that. ... I wanted to tell you about a conversation I had with my starting quarterback during... Read more
One of the coaches new to our SportsLeader association is Coach Jon Clark. This is his first year as the head football coach of Madison Southern High School in Berea, KY. He has done a pretty amazing job rolling out all of the different elements of the virtue program and the fruits speak for... Read more
We had our our father-son jersey night a few days ago. We had 17 seniors and each one was represented by either their father or important male. This is truly why I got into coaching. It was so moving. One of our seniors is a third generation Flyer and to see the pride on his face giving that jersey... Read more
The relationship between players and parents can be a major issue at times for coaches. Coach Mike Bickerman of Rushville Industry High School in Illinois handed out a surgery for his players to answer. "I had a meeting to finalize summer stuff with the kids. I gave them an informal survey which... Read more
This past weekend I was blessed to be a part of another virtue camp. It was with the Xenia (Ohio) HS football seniors. What was unique about this particular camp was that one of the players is about to become a father. At every camp we tell the boys that what we are going to talk about is a lot... Read more