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True Competition: Promoting Partnership

Started by Dennis Scott in General CSPN Discussions May 22, 2014.

Spectator Sportsmanship 1 Reply

Started by Dennis Scott in General CSPN Discussions. Last reply by Dennis Scott Oct 5, 2012.

Sports: Serious or Silly?

Started by Dennis Scott in General CSPN Discussions Oct 7, 2011.

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Building a Great Program

This past week, I watched a basketball game that could only be defined as “ugly”. Despite the efforts of both teams to lose the game, one team eventually had to win on the scoreboard. Sure enough, the team with a winning record prevailed despite multiple turnovers and missed free throws in the final minutes. The losing team continued its winless season, and as I spoke to their despondent head coach after the game, I was again reminded of the hard work it takes to build a winning program. He…


Posted by Josh Beers on January 27, 2015 at 9:48pm

Tips to the Young Coach (From Me to Myself)

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Did you ever wish that you could go back in time? I do. I wish I could go back and slap some sense into myself at various points of my life. God’s been so good to me, no doubt. However, like everyone else, I’ve lacked some serious perspective from time to time. As I approach my 28th birthday, I get further away from my first job as a head…


Posted by Jeff Peterson on July 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Win this one for Bobby!

My high school soccer coach tried to motivate us to play better by telling us a story about his neighbor’s son who lost part of his finger while playing with a fire cracker. “Let’s win this one for Bobby!” We looked at each other in amazement and wondered why we would play harder for this unfortunate boy that we did not know.…


Posted by Don Netz on March 27, 2014 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

Costume or Uniform?

Costume or Uniform?

A recent devotional booklet I used challenged my thoughts on discipleship with a unique illustration. Eunice McGarrahan spoke to the element of discipleship with the contrasting elements of a costume and a uniform. She stated; “A costume is something you put on and pretend that you are what you are wearing. A uniform, on the other hand, reminds you that you are, in fact, what you wear.” The point of the devotional that day was to become more like Christ by ‘putting…


Posted by David Herron on January 7, 2014 at 11:38am — 3 Comments


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