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Body Language on and off of the court

Body Language on and off of the court

In a recent post game press conference, University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma shared his philosophy on body language.   It’s a great lesson that all young athletes and their parents should hear.  The video is embedded below, but here are a few highlights. “We put a huge premium on body language, and if your body language is bad, you will never get in the game ...[Read More]

The Will to Win

Lombardi

The Will to Win by Vince Lombardi “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.  There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that’s first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, ...[Read More]

Chris Greicius – and the first ever wish

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I am an avid podcast listener.  A few months back, I found out that I had been missing out on The Tim Ferriss Show.  In episode #225: John Crowley – The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously) Tim interviews John Crowley, the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics.  While this interview is so amazing on so many levels – one story caught my attention.  The story of Chris ...[Read More]

Travis Rudolph’s best catch

Travis Rudolph’s best catch

On the eve of my oldest son starting middle school, I was taken back by a photograph of Florida State Universities star receiver Travis Rudolph.  Recently Rudolph, along with teammates Dalvin Cook, Deondre Francois, Derwin James and Jalen Wilkerson visited Monfort Middle School in Tallahassee. It was at lunch that Rudolph caught a student named Bo sitting alone.  Rudolph walked up to Bo and asked ...[Read More]

An open letter to Ms. Silva and the Notre Dame Class of 2029

An open letter to Ms. Silva and the Notre Dame Class of 2029

Dear Ms. Silva, That’s the name of the video, and a great way for us to start our open letter to you and your class.  Our team here at #EDGB followed the story of your amazing students this past season.  Their passion for their education, and their positive classroom community serves as such a great lesson to all of us as to how we should approach life.  Their passion for Notre Dame serves a ...[Read More]

James Naismith and the invention of basketball

James Naismith and the invention of basketball

  From James Naismith himself – his story on how he invented basketball.  This is believed to be the only known audio recording of Naismith.  It is from a January 31, 1939 radio broadcast of “We the People”, hosted by Gabriel Heatter.  It was recently discovered by a professor at the University of Kansas. Those additional rules that Naismith spoke about, were later written d ...[Read More]

Compete like a fourth grader

Compete like a fourth grader

We saw this come across twitter from @JVPIrish and couldn’t wait to share it with our community. Recently a fourth grade class in New York was given an article to read.  After reading the article the students were asked to support one of the two sides and defend their position. The topic:  How trophies are awarded in youth sporting events. We think Silas got it right.  Share your opinion bel ...[Read More]

A sons love, from a mother’s perspective

A sons love, from a mother’s perspective

One last look.

Parent, then Coach

Parent, then Coach

We are officially live – go tell your friends or anyone who loves self improvement – http://t.co/vwxSDMqho5 #edgb — EveryDayGB (@everydayGB) February 16, 2014 When I launched Every Day, Getting Better back in 2013, I launched it as a coach first.  It was for me, after all a resource for coaches first, player’s second.  I had at that time coached for over 18 years.  I had stacks o ...[Read More]

The Lego Letter

The Lego Letter

In the 1970’s Lego sets came with the enclosed letter: To Parents The urge to create is equally strong in all children.  Boys and girls.  It’s imagination that counts.  Not skill.  You build whatever comes into your head, the way you want it.  A bed or a truck.  A doll’s house or a spaceship.  A lot of boys like doll houses.  They’re more human than spaceships.  A lot of gi ...[Read More]