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Jamie Printz
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Character and Why is it Important to Team Culture?

As a coach, we ask a lot of our players.  As leaders we ask a lot of our team members.  What is the one trait that we should look for when building the perfect team?  Character.  Professional sports do not seem to be as concerned with character as players…
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Whenever we talk about leadership, we talk about big picture concepts.  I like to have a vision of the end result so that I know where I am going.  However, the big picture is made up of thousands upon thousands of small events.  It is the accumulation of…
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10 Traits of Successful Coaches

Every good leader is searching for the answers.  We are looking for the code that unlocks the passageway to leadership.  The reality is that there are no answers.  Every team or group brings a different dynamic.  Team members bring different personalities…
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The other day I got caught up watching a 30-for-30 on Jim Valvano called “Survive and Advance.”  It chronicled the magical run  of the 1983 NC State Wolfpack as they found a way to win a National Championship.  It was a fascinating documentary, and I…
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I like to win.  Even at the smallest of competition, I get a little bounce in my step when I come out victorious.  Winning has been a motivating force in my life for as long as I can remember.  I also have enough experience to understand that winning is a…
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Eric Taylor Wisdom: QotW - July 27, 2015 @nbcfnl @FNL_DailyQuotes

It’s a little known fact that I strive to one day become like Coach Eric Taylor, Head Football Coach of the Dillon Panthers and East Dillon Lions (Friday Night Lights).  For those that know me, it is actually a well-known fact.  In my opinion, it is the…
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One of the most important steps to coaching your next season is building your team. This is the first step in the process of the season, and it is fundamental to the success of an organization.  This is your team.  You will spend a great deal of time with…
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Often in life, we dream of better things.  There must be a better way.  We are envious of other teams, companies, people for their successes and the resources we perceive them to have.  We spend too much time thinking about everything that is better and…
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When I first got involved with coaching, I had no idea what I was doing.  I was fresh out of college, and I used my experiences as a player to help guide team members.  I reached back into my memory of what other coaches had taught me, and I spent a lot…
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Raise the Bar: QotW - July 13, 2015

Just over six years ago, I was in a coaching clinic listening to Red Gendron, currently the Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach of University of Maine, and he was telling a story about his time coaching with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League.…
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