Team Christmas Parties

The annual Christmas party is a favorite tradition among my track athletes and coaches. Every year around this time we get together at our house for a…

Internet Sports Broadcast Brings Back Memories of Ali & Frazier

When I was a teenager in the early 70’s, long-play records were state-of-the-art and the radio played an important role in the lives of every North American…

Performance Enhancing Drugs – Who Gets Hurt the Most?

With Clemens-Gate and the Mitchell report, performance-enhancing drugs are again major headlines in the media. For track coaches like me, the revelations about professional baseball players taking…

Watching the Super Bowl With A Group of Girls

I usually don’t go to Super Bowl parties. In my experience, you never really get to watch the game in crowded room – there’s too much chit-chat…

15-Passenger Van Problems

The most dangerous aspect of coaching is travel. School teams are frequently transported by van, often with the coach at the wheel. I’ve been that driver/coach dozens…

Injury Excuse Extraordinaire

I’ve heard many reasons for injury in my 25 years of coaching. Some were beauties, but the one I heard this week is the best ever. One…