Every child reaches the stage of why? somewhere around two or three years old. And I regret to inform you that it really never goes away. Teenagers ask why? for different reasons, perhaps, but with the same annoying intensity. You may try to ignore the whys by changing the subject (when they are.... More »
Baseball fans in heaven are excited about the prospect of more doubleheaders, because as Banks said, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!”
Baseball great Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83. “Mr. Cub” was noted for his sunny disposition, loy.... More »
Caleb Hannan, who wrote the controversial Grantland story Dr. V’s Magical Putter in January 2014, has spoken about it for the first time.
His big takeaway: He should have stopped and thought about what he was doing. That sounds obvious, and it might even sound like I’m being sarcastic by.... More »
Wayne Mazzoni, long-time baseball coach at Sacred Heart University and an expert on the process of how HS athletes are recruiting to college programs, was on the show this AM, and as usual, we just didn’t have enough time to get to all the calls.
But one recurring theme from the calls we did g.... More »
When you go into a game focusing on one or more UC’s or “uncontrollables” three things will always happen to you. First, you will begin to get nervous and physically tense. Second, you will lose your self-confidence. Third, and as a direct result of these first two, your performance will qui.... More »
Thanks to our guest blogger Helen Williams for this article.
Athletics is a great teaching tool; for coaches as well as their players. Sometimes we coaches forget that it’s as important for us to learn from our experiences as it is to help our players grow. I learned several things as a head coach that you can’t know until you sit in the big chair, and I use these lessons in my daily life…
There was a fascinating article in USA Today a couple of weeks ago in which top college quarterbacks were featured using private outside coaches to aid them in their development. Of course, these “private coaches” were charging for their services, anywhere from $100 an hour and up. And it was the kid’s parents (not the college football program) who paid the bill…