Leadership

Breaking A Slump

Busting A Slump: The Performance Coach’s Role

A lot of teams will go through a slump at some point throughout the season. In recognizing this, it’s imperative to minimize collateral damage and try to keep the team focused. This is exactly what happened with the UMass Lowell Hockey Team this season. After graduating a lot of seniors, the team got off to […]

April 13th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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5 Ways to Get the Most from Your Athletes

Today’s Thursday Throwback discusses a few tips related to “the art of coaching” that will help you get the most out of your athletes. Despite originally publishing this over 4 years ago, these things continue to be staples in how our entire staff at Endeavor approaches coaching our athletes. These are timeless principles that can […]

April 9th, 2015 | Comments (2)
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Player Development Advice from an Unlikely Source

Every year, in recognition of the giving spirit of the holidays, the Endeavor staff does a small gift exchange. This year the guys got me two books that were awesome. The first of which was called The Big Lebowski and Philosophy: Keeping your Mind Limber with Abiding Wisdom. I wasn’t really sure what to expect […]

February 25th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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“I don’t even want to be here”

Over the last 6 weeks we’ve been training a lot of youth soccer teams. As a general rule, the kids are great, which in part stems from the fact that the organization is very well run and therefore draws in great athletes with comparable attitudes. Last Wednesday, as it always does, our night ended with […]

February 17th, 2015 | Comments (1)
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Top 10 Post of 2014

2014 was a memorable year for a lot of reasons. Emily and I got engaged, bought a house, I got a new (used) car, and then we expanded our family to include a new dog, Ruxin. In quick succession, we learned that he… despite being from Jacksonville, is an Eagles Fan like me, prefers watching […]

January 15th, 2015 | Comments (1)
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The secret to getting the most out of your athletes

Today I have a guest post from my friend Andreas Wochtl. Andreas has been a great resource for me since we reconnected a few years ago, as he’s not only a dedicated student of hockey development, but he brings an interesting perspective having split his youth hockey years playing in Sweden and the US. If […]

November 24th, 2014 | Comments (2)
Let's Play Hockey

Is failure the key to success?

This morning I came across an article from Josh Levine at Let’s Play Hockey that I wanted to share with you. I’ve enjoyed reading Josh’s articles in the past, and think he hit the nail on the head with this one. It seems, in the interest of constantly pursuing “better opportunities” for their kids, parents […]

November 21st, 2014 | Comments (0)
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Making an Impact

Today I wanted to share a pretty cool story with you. Over the Summer, Emily and I bought our first house together. It was something we’d talked about doing at some point in the future, but the process from starting to look to closing happened FAST. Like 6 weeks fast. Holding each other up after […]

November 17th, 2014 | Comments (3)
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This may be why you’re not playing…

A few years ago I had a really interesting conversation with one of our D1 hockey players at Endeavor. It was his first Summer with us so I didn’t know much about him, but the report I got was that his coaches felt he was extremely skilled, but too fat, slow, and lazy to contribute […]

November 11th, 2014 | Comments (1)
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10 Qualities of a GREAT Teammate

Over the last several weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a successful athlete and reflecting on how good of a job we’re doing at cultivating these qualities in our athletes. Running a sports performance facility puts us in a great position to influence an athlete’s physical development, which will have a profound […]

October 27th, 2014 | Comments (1)