Sports Role Model Books

As you know, every Wednesday we provide you with a new athlete or coach who exemplifies the featured character trait. It is called, Role Model Wednesday. I wrote 132 chapters to cover 3 seasons a year x 4 years. Even if you are a 3 sport athlete, you will never have to read the same chapter in a 4-year high …

What is the Right Thing to Do Here?

Okay, simple video. It’s the bottom of the 9th inning and the tying run is rounding third base. It’s a close play at the plate and the ump calls the runner out. Game over. The only thing is the catcher did not hang on to the ball. He tagged the runner with an empty glove, which makes the player safe …

Overcoming Hate with Friendship and Communication

Daryl Davis is a black man. He is a black man who has spent countless hours at Ku Klux Klan rallies (KKK). He has invited KKK leaders to his house… and shared meals with these men. You might ask yourself, “Why would Mr. Davis do this?” Is he some kind of bizarre racist who hates his own race? The answer …

Character and Leadership Sports Bingo

I cannot take credit for this card.  It comes from the Jansen Group. However, it is worth sharing. I don’t expect you to play “bingo” as a team. However, I would like you to look at each square and see if you can do some of these tasks in the next 7 days. Do it deliberately. Do it consistently. And…expect …

Coach Staley Condemns Taunting and Jawing

Last week South Carolina played a tough game against Duke. At one point in the game, a South Carolina player blew a kiss at a Duke player after she hit a big shot in the game to say “goodbye.” In a separate incident, a Duke player blocked a shot and stood over the South Carolina player to taunt her. Both …

A Little Enthusiasm Please

Car dealerships sometimes sponsor car giveaways to promote their dealerships. They set the competition in such a difficult manner that it’s nearly impossible to win. In this case, they allow a broke college student to putt a golf ball from 94 feet into a tiny hole in a cardboard box that is just slightly bigger than a golf ball.  The …

Perspective: How Would You Live this Day Over?

Perspective. We mostly go through our daily lives by going through the motions. One day leads to the next. Alarm, breakfast, school, lunch, more school, practice, homework, dinner, TV, bedtime. Something like that. Most days are not special or memorable. For example, can you remember what you did on November 7th of last year? Me neither. This simple 1-minute video …