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Subs and Starters Recipe for Great Special Teams – Part 2

1. How do you stay aggressive and find the mismatches with your Specialties? The Kick Blockers First and foremost as Coach Beamer stated recruit the best whether they are starters or planned subs and role players on the depth chart … Continue reading

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Subs & Starters Recipe for Great Special Teams – Part 1

Two years ago I hung my cleats up from daily coaching to focus on performance training, non-profit work,  and spending more family time; Friends and associates ask me constantly, “Do I miss the daily action and the aroma of excitement … Continue reading

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National College Signing Day – What Now?

Well the big day has arrived for many families across the U.S. and the world where it’s almost becoming a national holiday. Congrats to all of my families that made it over the next hurdle.  And to those that did … Continue reading

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The Key Ingredient to Harness Athleticism – Part 2

As you saw in part 1 ending with that great dancing baby, the secret to athletic success — great Hips!!!! Yes quick feet are important. We also know speed kills, but at the end of the day whether you have … Continue reading

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A Day of Scandals “It’s a Sad Day – To Run or Not to Run?”

As I sit listening to story after story about the Penn State scandal, the Syracuse scandal, the tragic plane crash of the OSU basketball staff, politicians debate about what I’m not sure in one never ending circus; I’m saddened for … Continue reading

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The Key Ingredient to Harness Athleticism – Part 1

When training athletes many coaches and clients ask, “Where do you typically begin with most athletes to evaluate their ability to make an impact in their sport whatever it may be.”  Starting out in the football, track & field and … Continue reading

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The Most Important Treasure Coaches Can’t Teach

As college coaches have called me during the recruiting season for football, track, and basketball seeking talent, I’ve found myself repeating the same answer over and over about players or runners that emerged seemingly from nowhere to set the world … Continue reading

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To Pay or Not to Pay – Giving $$$ to College Student-athletes

Well okay before we get settled in for the 2011 season in the span of one summer we’ve seen Ohio state caught with their pants down or should I say shirt off (getting the tattoos done), the U (Miami) with … Continue reading

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Ahhhhhh! Coaching Your Own Kids

I tell folks one of the hardest things to raised by or to be is a PK (Pastor’s Kid), TK (Teacher’s Kid) , or CK (Coach’s Kid). I was the son of a coach and the grandson of a teacher. … Continue reading

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Are You a Traitor? High School vs. Elite Clubs

Since my championship track season as a high school coach was coming to a close feeling pretty good about the results, I thought I’d unwind as I do every year and go watch the kids that run for my track … Continue reading

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