The small tweak that doubled our team’s commitment

It’s crazy the impact simple psychology can have...

So, figured I’d share a bit of an embarrassing story from early in my coaching career. When I first got hired as an assistant wrestling coach I was 23 years old. I was just out of college and my last experience with the sport was being on the team in college. I was young, but, in my mind, I knew it all. (I know at least some of you can relate to this!)

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Goal Setting doesn’t have to suck…

Goal setting sucks…

but it doesn't have to.

Whenever you read about coaching or the best ways to develop your athletes or team, it’s almost to impossible to get away from someone talking about goal setting.

Everywhere you turn you hear about it. Coaches and athletes talk about it in interviews. Whole books have been written on the topic.

Makes sense, though, right?

Set an objective of some kind and use it as motivation for you to get there!

Sounds great on paper.

Let me ask you guys a question, though: have you done goal setting stuff with your team?

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How to not get fired by your AD in your post-season meeting...

When I first started coaching, I knew nothing.

I thought I knew a lot…But I didn’t.

It was even worse than that though.

I was 23 years old and I inherited a wrestling program with eight kids on the roster, no commitment, a wrestling mat from 1980 (it was 2002 at the time!), singlets from around that same time. It was a sad state of affairs.

My first year was rough.

We had no culture, kids quit (which hurts even more when you’re only starting with eight of them), you could hear crickets in the gym at our matches (if I listened carefully enough, I'm pretty sure I heard them laughing).

Me coaching back in the day.

I also had a rude awakening. I didn’t know nearly as much as I thought I did. It was embarrassing. It was frustrating.

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How spending a few hours this summer can dramatically improve your program

Hey coaches,

What are you doing this summer?

Hopefully you’re relaxing a bit and enjoying some time with friends and family… but hopefully you’re also taking some steps to up your coaching game and build your program!

Summer’s definitely the time to do it!

If there were a way to have a dramatic impact on your program with only a few hours of your time, why wouldn't you do it?

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Insider coaching secrets for tougher kids & stronger teams

Today I’m gonna talk about a lot of great tactics and strategies that should be super-useful for you!

In fact, I’m *literally* going to talk - I was recently a guest on my friend Craig Haworth’s Winning Youth Coaching Podcast.

It was great talking coaching with Craig and we went really deep on some very actionable stuff you guys will appreciate! In fact, I thought the interview would be about 40 minutes, but we ended up going for over an hour and 15 minutes!

There’s some great stuff in here that I haven’t written about before, and we tried our best to keep it focused on areas that would be most helpful to you guys.

To make it even easier and save you some time (and in case you want to skip around), I threw together some time-stamped notes below, so you can either listen all the way through or jump to what most sparks your interest!

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