Coaches Sports Philosophy Network
CSPN Mission Statement: “Encouraging a new generation of coaches to make an eternal impact on a new generation of athletes”.
While CSPN is primarily designed for coaches, anyone interested in developing a philosophy of athletics is welcome to join. Invite others to participate in the network!
"CSPN can be of great service in building your foundation...”
- Coach Don Meyer
"We have featured this quote from Don Meyer for a few years and wanted to pay tribute to him as he passed away in May 2014. He left us with a reminder, "Do you love coaching more than you love winning?" Read Buster Olney's tribute to Don Meyer here.
Read Coach Scott's interaction with Coach Meyer and his CSPN blog post about it. It is entitled, The Foundation. The Foundation of coaching is what CSPN is all about!
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.…Continue
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…
Growing up, I lived for sports. It didn’t matter the game—I was in! All in! The thrill of victory, the rivalry between opponents, the desire to succeed, and the cheers from fans were, at the time, what fueled my drive to compete. It didn’t matter the season or the sport; I wanted to…Continue