Be A PRO

__________________________________________________ pro·fes·sion·al Adjective (of a person) engaged in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation rather than as a pastime. __________________________________________________ A PRO from my perspective gets paid in value before currency. Because if you put in enough work in a certain area, the satisfaction that you get by mastering that skill, is the value in my book. The …

Nike Coach of The Year

Every year, for more than a decade, there’s one seminar I make sure I speak at: The Nike Coach of the Year Clinic. As a young coach, I used to attend this event. It brings together the best coaches and football minds in the sport. And you always leave with more knowledge than you know what to do with. Now …

Finding The Right Fit

Identifying and deciding the right school is a time consuming and stressful process for any high school student. Add playing a collegiate sport into that mix and the process becomes even more confusing and difficult. Student-Athletes have a ton of things to consider. In addition to tuition cost and admission requirements (GPA/SAT/ACT), a student-athlete also has to think about things …

Recruiting Is All About Relationships

The most important thing I can teach you about the recruiting process is to develop a relationship with a coach directly. A lot of times that’s what separates the athletes with no interest with those that get scholarships. Or maybe someone who had no shot at all recruiting-wise, that built a relationship and ended up getting a preferred walk-on spot …

Man Up

I grew up in an era where coaches, parents and elders showed they cared about you by being hard on you, constantly testing and pushing you beyond what you thought you were capable of. I became a better man because of it, and not just a better football player, soccer player, or even a baseball player. Though I played everything I could …

The 3 P’s of Recruiting

When talking recruiting with my athletes the first things we go over are what I like to call the “Pre-Game checklist”. Just like in football, the pregame is essential and forms the foundation of your overall game plan. The Pre-Game is about the 3 P’s: Player Profile Player Presentation Player Presence Profile: Player profile is one of the components recruiters …

Core First

My placement of core training within the workout for many years didn’t take precedent until speaking with one of my coaching mentors Ian King.  He explained to me how doing core training before the workout would help my athletes sprint faster. At first I was slow to adopt this principle because as an athlete myself, I always did core training …