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Character & Mental Toughness- USMC Leadership Principles Adapted for Athletics

Leadership Principles This document is based on Marine Corps leadership principles from The Website for Young Marines. It has been adapted for use by our players. One hopes that others are wise enough to realize that these principles do not … Continue reading

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Character & Mental Toughness- Nick

“The reason I am so proud is because this other kid (11 year old laying on the mat) crushed our 10-11 year old. We didn’t have anyone else that had a chance against him and they asked Nicky (standing) if … Continue reading

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Character & Mental Toughness-Addition by Subtraction

One of the best stats in sports is the plus/ minus.  Basically it determines how many goals or runs a team scores and gives up with a player in the game as opposed to how many are scored and given … Continue reading

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Character & Mental Toughness- D.I.R.E.C.T. Leadership

I am trying to help the football players who will be seniors next year learn how to lead.  In doing so I think I developed an original acronym that provides six keys to leadership. I like the word direct.  I … Continue reading

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Character & Mental Toughness-Letters to my team

During the off-season I put together a newsletter for my team.  The idea being to teach them lessons of character and mental toughness.  While there are certain items in the letters that are specific to our program, there are also … Continue reading

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