January 27, 2020

Click HERE or on the photo above for an important lesson from one of the greatest basketball players, and competitors of all time - Kobe Bryant

October 31, 2018

This morning, a Facebook memory pop-up reminded me that 4 years ago today was the day that a high school football career came full circle.

It was the night of October 31st, 2014 when my son, Marcus Smith, a senior tight end helped his team defeat a division foe by maki...

August 29, 2018

McEachern High School coach Kyle Hockman [left] leads a program that's a perennial 7A contender in Georgia. Photo via AJC.com

This article was published by USA Football on 7/26/18 

I recently had the privilege of spending time with a former college teammate and room...

August 29, 2018

I'm always excited when football season starts but unfortunately, this season has had a few 'wet blankets' thrown on it already. It's sad to see stories like this school in Sonoma County, CA cancelling varsity football. https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/8680510-181/...

July 18, 2018

If you want to win at a high level, then stop focusing on winning!

Many of you had to re-read that last sentence twice, didn’t you? But I meant it!  Allow me to explain.

When you focus on the scoreboard, you are using a results oriented mindset. You are merely comparing...

April 26, 2018

“We’re looking for great competitors. And that’s the guy’s that have grit. The mindset that they’re always going to succeed, that they’ve got something to prove. They’re resilient, they’re not going to let setbacks hold them back. They’re not going to be deterred by ch...

November 21, 2017

Visualization in sports is something that developing athletes need to build skill around. If you're a developing Quarterback or any athlete wanting to elevate their game, watch this short video on how to visualize properly.

Visualization is something that I used to do w...

November 20, 2017

Armed for battle, we dared not walk into the darkness and toward a distant light with our brothers without one final nod and a gentle touch of a worn out wooden sign that hung on the door. It read only three letters. Three letters located in a small Central Michigan to...

April 11, 2017

When high school football coaches were surveyed recently and asked about their No. 1 challenge for the season, how would you guess that they responded?

When I posed this question to coaches while speaking at a recent coaching clinic, their answers were “injuries” and “g...

February 28, 2017

ast your vision – A great leader never misses and opportunity to communicate their vision to those that they lead. This needs to be done often. Never assume that others know what you’re thinking or where you’re leading them. Listen to Cousins cast his vision by clearly...

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