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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 – Seek

I sent my players this Sports Illustrated article from 1999 on a young tight end named Tony Gonzalez. Then I wrote them this little note: If you got this far and read all of this, good for you! Most guys, … Continue reading

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Character & Mental Toughness- 11 Core Character Traits

Character building is a continuous process.  We generally take a little from our experiences each day and try to use these little blocks of knowledge to further strengthen and build our character.  I think this is  how most of us … Continue reading

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Character & Mental Toughness- Crossing at a Ford

“Crossing at a ford means, for example, crossing the sea at a strait, or crossing over a hundred miles of broad sea at a crossing place. I believe this “crossing at a ford” occurs often in a man’s lifetime. It … Continue reading

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Character & Mental Toughness- Water Bottles

I just got to thinking today, that over the years we always seem to struggle with some little things.  I will give you one example.  The water bottles.  We may have a team of 30 or 40 kids.  Before they go … Continue reading

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