Thrive On Challenge Blog

Thrive On Challenge Blog
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The Top 5 Ways to Support Your Child in Athletics
Jul 3 • 5 min
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If You Couldn’t Play at All…
Jun 26 • 5 min
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5 Ways Any Leader Can Improve Their Culture
Jun 19 • 2 min
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Why You Are Failing to Motivate Your Players
Jun 12 • 7 min
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The Most Motivational Half-Time Speech You Can Give
Jun 5 • 3 min
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What One Organization Can Teach Us About Empowerment
May 29 • 10 min
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The Discipline System That Will Transform Your Culture
May 22 • 7 min
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The System You Need to Transform Your Program
May 15 • 4 min
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Missed Opportunities to Develop Character
May 8 • 4 min
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5 Special Ways to Invest in Players After They Leave: A Lesson from Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Dean Smith
May 1 • 4 min
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10 Reasons We Shouldn’t Yell at Athletes
Apr 24 • 8 min
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Train Character with the Commitment Tracking System
Apr 17 • 3 min
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How to Never Have a Bad Practice´╗┐
Apr 10 • 5 min
The Guaranteed Routine to a Good Practice Check Out
The Problem with Extrinsically Motivated Competition
Apr 3 • 4 min
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The Must Read Book this Season
Mar 27 • 6 min
10 Reasons to Read Calling Up (By My Readers!)
Bill Walsh’s 5 Principles to Stay the Course
Mar 20 • 5 min
You’re Closer than You Think by Shane Sowden Please support the podcast by leaving a review and sharing with others!
My Greatest Day of Coaching (Guest Article by Jon Barth)
Mar 13 • 6 min
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The Secret Habit of Great Leaders
Mar 6 • 2 min
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The 5 Simple Strategies I Implemented to Go from Reading 5 to 52 Books in a Year
Feb 27 • 6 min
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What to Do When Your Coach Stinks
Feb 20 • 5 min
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5 Ways to Stop Giving Bad Feedback
Feb 19 • 7 min
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How to Work with Parents Complaining About Playing Time
Feb 11 • 5 min
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What to Do When You’re Not Getting Any Playing Time
Jan 30 • 6 min
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The Most Important Thing to Do with Your Team Today
Jan 23 • 4 min
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My Actions are Speaking So Loud My Players Can’t Hear Me!
Jan 16 • 5 min
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How to Stop Getting Angry as a Coach´╗┐
Jan 9 • 6 min
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My #1 Coaching Takeaway from the 2018 College Football Season
Jan 2 • 4 min
My question for us as coaches is this: Are we creating a culture that offers support in their struggles? Do we value our reserves?
3 Ways to Balance Truth and Love in Our Feedback
Dec 26, 2018 • 4 min
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4 Keys to Creating a Plan for Your Culture
Dec 19, 2018 • 4 min
“You have to start with a plan, but the plan you start with will not be the plan that gets you there!” -Jeff Olson Go to for more!
The Simplest Way to Get Follow-Through on Player Commitments
Dec 13, 2018 • 6 min
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Why Great Coaches Are Valuable, Not Important
Dec 5, 2018 • 5 min
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How to Turn Your Team Values into Team Behaviors
Nov 28, 2018 • 5 min
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How to Build the Most Competitive Program in the Country
Nov 21, 2018 • 6 min
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Be Who Your Team Needs You to Be
Nov 14, 2018 • 5 min
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How to Align Your Behaviors with Your Values
Nov 7, 2018 • 5 min
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Do Your Behaviors Align with Your Values?
Oct 31, 2018 • 5 min
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Why Coaches Need to Know Their “Why”
Oct 24, 2018 • 4 min
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How to Identify Your Coaching Core Values
Oct 17, 2018 • 5 min
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What do you value in sports? Our Coaching Values Part 1
Oct 10, 2018 • 5 min
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The Coaching Identity Crisis
Oct 3, 2018 • 4 min
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Are we a culture critic or culture creator?
Sep 26, 2018 • 3 min
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Giving More to Our Players
Sep 19, 2018 • 7 min
8 Practical Ways of Seeing Your Athletes as People
4 Steps to Build Relationships while Disciplining
Sep 12, 2018 • 10 min
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The 6 Steps to a Transformational Culture
Sep 5, 2018 • 4 min
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Before You Implement a Character or Leadership Program
Aug 29, 2018 • 3 min
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Curriculum that Works
Aug 21, 2018 • 6 min
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Rethinking Our Discipline Strategies
Aug 13, 2018 • 6 min
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The Conversations I Want to Have with Parents
Aug 3, 2018 • 5 min
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How to Coach the Entitled iGeneration Athlete
Jul 30, 2018 • 6 min
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The Hard Feedback Coaches Need
Jul 23, 2018 • 6 min
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How to Determine Playing Time for Your Team
Jul 16, 2018 • 12 min
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Why We Shouldn’t Model Winning Coaches
Jul 9, 2018 • 6 min
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Attracting versus Pursuing Talent
Jul 2, 2018 • 4 min
If you want to build a great culture, start with character. Avoid the trap of pursuing a group of talented kids who will make developing a great culture into a nearly impossible challenge.
How Coaches Can Kill Player Motivation
Jun 26, 2018 • 4 min
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How to Build Meaningful Relationships with Players
Jun 18, 2018 • 10 min
2 Principles and a Bunch of Ways to Build Relationships Let me know if you are interested in my mentorship program, which has some spots opening in August. If you have any doubts about the value of the program, I have many current and former mentees who…
11 Things A Summer Job Teaches You That Sports and School Can’t
Jun 11, 2018 • 10 min
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Why You Need Conviction to Put Character 1st in Sports
Jun 4, 2018 • 9 min weekly blog read by me J.P. Nerbun
7 Ways to Get Off-Season Player Buy in
May 29, 2018 • 9 min
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Why Your Team Needs a Hell Week
May 21, 2018 • 9 min
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How To Build a Competitive Spirit in Athletes
May 14, 2018 • 8 min
5 Ways To Build a Competitive Spirit
How to Lead Athletes in Emotional Moments
May 7, 2018 • 9 min
5 Strategies to Support Athletes in Emotional and Challenging Moments
Why You Should Love Your Reserves
Apr 30, 2018 • 13 min
And 7 Ways to Show It
One Simple and Powerful Way to Call Up Athletes
Apr 24, 2018 • 4 min
What would you say to your younger self?
You can’t not become better
Apr 16, 2018 • 3 min
A Standard for Evaluating Our Team’s Culture
Habits to Read More Books!
Apr 16, 2018 • 5 min
Read More Books with these 5 Transformational Habits + 5 Books that should be required reading for everyone in life!
The Principle of Applying Principles
Apr 9, 2018 • 6 min
7 Steps to Training the Art of Coaching
An Alternative to Goal Setting
Apr 3, 2018 • 5 min
What did marathon training taught me about goals? Use purpose, not results to guide your process!
3 Things to Remember About Making Plans
Mar 26, 2018 • 3 min
Latest episode of Thrive On Challenge Blog
Thriving on Life’s Challenges
Mar 19, 2018 • 4 min
The Problem with “Just Wanting them to be Happy”
Mar 12, 2018 • 6 min
Our desire for happiness for our children is hurting them not helping them.
3 Reasons Coaches Should Listen to Parents Concerns
Mar 6, 2018 • 6 min
Even about things they shouldn’t be concerned about!
3 Essential Questions for Coaches to Ask Often
Feb 26, 2018 • 6 min
3 Questions and 2 Activities for Coaches
An Open Letter to Parents
Feb 21, 2018 • 4 min
Parents who find their own value in their child’s achievements… BEWARE!
Sled Dog Teams Can Teach Us
Feb 12, 2018 • 8 min
What can sled dog teams teach us about team culture? 3 Strategies to Move from a Coach-Led to a Player-Led Team
How Parents Hurt Good Coaching
Feb 6, 2018 • 6 min
The emotional and physical energy of coaching with high standards just got more costly with parent involvement.
4 Questions and Steps
Jan 29, 2018 • 4 min
4 Questions and Steps for Athletes to Take Responsibility After a Loss
Rules Can Avoid the Real Issue
Jan 22, 2018 • 4 min
Rules can avoid the real issues, like in the case of young people making a mess. The real issue is a lack of respect for the facilities and the people who end up cleaning up after them.
1% The Few that have Chosen
Jan 15, 2018 • 7 min
1% Growth • The chosen few
The Only 2 Words Parents…
Jan 1, 2018 • 6 min
The Only 2 Words Parents Need to Say to Coaches After a Game
Coach w Love & Non Negotiables
Dec 22, 2017 • 4 min
Blog: Coaching with Love and Non-Negotiables