Women’s Teams, Bus Travel and Chick Flicks

Laurentian University, where I coach the women’s track and cross-country teams, is four hours north of Toronto, and most of our competition venues are at least that far away. (I also coach a track club, but that’s for other blog Continue reading Women’s Teams, Bus Travel and Chick Flicks

Politicians! We Need a National Fitness Strategy and a New National Identity!

It’s election time in both Canada and the United States.   Much has been discussed about the  election platforms of every political party on both sides of the border: Military spending and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan; unemployment, the deficit, Continue reading Politicians! We Need a National Fitness Strategy and a New National Identity!

Rocco’s Attitude Provided a Tremendous Lesson for Aspiring Athletes

Imagine your sport. Imagine playing the all-time best player in that sport. Then imagine playing that athlete head-to-head in front of the world…and almost beating him/her. That’s the situation that faced golfer Rocco Mediate in the U.S. Open last week. Continue reading Rocco’s Attitude Provided a Tremendous Lesson for Aspiring Athletes