Tag Archives: coaching

  1. Boomer Team Mom Leads The Way

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    November 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    The cleave in the sports world breaks as clean as a perfectly cut diamond. On one side are sports without …
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  2. Coaching Classroom

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    September 19, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    THE LAST WORD The exchange between coach and team is prime ground for misunderstanding, misinterpretation, and mistakes. You might call …
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  3. 3 Rules For Coaching From The Parking Lot

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    August 4, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    I saw it coming my way. The game was over and a dad from my team walked toward my car. …
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  4. Why I Love Sports, And You Should Too

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    June 29, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    This sports moment brought to you by the memoir, Memoir Of The 3Gs, available soon. Outside the degenerate gambler, sports …
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  5. Make Mine A Micro…cosm, Chapter 2

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    May 20, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    COACHING Modern sports are an accumulation of rules and endurance. Every variation of movement that can be taught and repeated …
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  6. Sports Moms On The Ropes?

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    April 13, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Not This One (posted on oregonsportsnews.com) A young athlete’s parents try to make things better in their family, in their …
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  7. In The Beginning

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    December 14, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie (originally posted on oregonsportsnews.com) The question of whether leaders are born or made is pointless to sports fans. …
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  8. Tiger of the Sauna: Soccer Mom Unloads

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    October 13, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    One strain of parenting rises above all others. This parent is insistent, demanding, and unforgiving. Tiger Mom? Ivy League Mom? …
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  9. It’s The Ref? Really?

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    February 21, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Make The Call If you’re a young wrestler in your first regional meet going against the host school’s varsity guy, …
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  10. The Missing Cowboy Treasure

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    August 26, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    I’ve confessed before and I’ll admit it here:  I coached youth soccer.  I was a soccer daddy.  More than that, …
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  11. Arthur Ashe’s Wrestling Advice

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    August 15, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    What’s a tennis player got to do with wrestling? From this one, plenty. This man is different. He’s not an …
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  12. The Smart Coach

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    July 8, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Coaches fall into one of two categories: A few benefit when they make their athletes better.  The more people they bring …
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  13. Family of One

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    July 8, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Is a father and a father-figure the same thing? Not when one of the common questions is ‘Who’s your daddy’, or …
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  14. PARKINSON’S COACH

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    June 30, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    shakeittillwemakeit.com I participated in my children’s’ sports and didn’t go crazy.  After one season watching kindergarten rec league soccer from the …
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  15. Sport Perception

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    May 10, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The next time you hear someone say they baseballed with a difficult decision will be the first time.  It doesn’t …
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  16. The Hindrance of Help

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    March 31, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    What happens if you meet someone you think is helpful, but they’re not.  Or go to a clinic and find …
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  17. Bank Wrestler

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    March 6, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The manager at the bank asked what I write about.  I said wrestling, sort of.  I was there to open a …
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  18. Wrench Your Gut

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    November 4, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    DOING YOUR PART Winning cures most things in sports.  If you feel bad, you feel better with a win.  You’re better looking; …
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