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2017: The year of the student-athlete?

2016 was a great adventure for me! Six months ago I left my career as a college soccer coach to focus on the one piece of coaching that I enjoyed the most – developing my players as people and as leaders.

Over the last six months I have had a chance to work with a wide variety of clients; high school and college teams, Residence Life employees, Student Affairs Staff, and Corporate groups. We’ve worked on leadership development, communication skills, problem-solving and conflict resolution. Every group is different but the joy in seeing a group move from here to there is always rewarding.

I love the diversity of my clients and I will continue to serve a wide variety of people but for the next eight weeks, I will focus my writing, videos and social media posts on the needs of coaches and student-athletes. I am deeply concerned about the trends we have seen in athletics at the high school, college and professional levels in 2016. I want to start off the year by talking about some of the problems, proposing solutions and cultivating action. I’ll also provide some resources that you can implement right away. Please feel free to share, retweet, like, reprint and forward anything I post to others who might benefit from them. Additionally, if there are other topics you’d like me to address please let me know.

The platform for students-athletes and coaches to be a part positive change in our world is a significant one and I want to help us all move in that direction. 

I hope you’ll join me in making a change in 2017! Let’s use our platform for good.