Who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Bench?

I was a bench warmer. For a long time. I know all about sitting the bench, riding the pine, being a scrub, third stringer, token player and last one picked for teams. I know the feeling of going to the huddle after warming up for a game, surveying the lineup and looking for my number in oneContinue reading “Who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Bench?”

10 Valuable Characteristics You Are Developing Through Sports – Right Now

I might not be as mighty as I once was in the physical sense, but everything I developed in sports is still alive and well (and kicking) in me as a person. So, how will I accomplish my goals, dreams and live out my passions in the new year? I’m going all-in on what IContinue reading “10 Valuable Characteristics You Are Developing Through Sports – Right Now”

8 Signs You Might Be A Former Collegiate Athlete

Even though I graduated from college before some of you were even born, this stuff is still as fresh as the morning rain. I wouldn’t change a thing, but trust me if you were a collegiate athlete, you know that the struggle is entirely real. 1.Good Enough Doesn’t Cut It – You cannot get through aContinue reading “8 Signs You Might Be A Former Collegiate Athlete”

Comparing Apples to Oranges

One of my coaches once told my parents: “Look, we aren’t comparing apples to apples here. We’re comparing apples to oranges.” You know what that meant? It meant I wasn’t one of the good kids. I wasn’t strong, naturally athletic nor was I very big. I wasn’t one of the apples. I was an orange. And oranges didn’tContinue reading “Comparing Apples to Oranges”

You Don’t Need Piano In the NFL

What does it take to change a sport? To change the way people do things or think? For athletes to have permission to be real and be honest? What will it take for club sports and parents and universities to train whole athletes? I’ve had this vision and passion since I graduated college that was intensifiedContinue reading “You Don’t Need Piano In the NFL”

Momentum is Shifty: Follow It.

  Volleyball is a game of momentum. We train. We perfect movements and skills. We condition. We believe. Still, a game is determined in large part by the shift in momentum and how we with those shifts – the loss of it and what to do when we get it back. For example, we wereContinue reading “Momentum is Shifty: Follow It.”

Doesn’t Keep Me From Playing

I’m a little busted up right now. Without going all Schleprock on you, I’ll just fill you in on a coupl’a things I’ve dealt with over the past three weeks: Exhibit A – Broke nose in CrossFit Open workout 15.1 on a ground to overhead (pressing up not dropping the bar on myself). The involuntaryContinue reading “Doesn’t Keep Me From Playing”