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Programming…. it’s OK to overshare

Sometimes, devloping a program can be one of the most challenging things I have to do as a coach.   There are so many nuances to the art of buidling a program suitable for the athlete.   And yes, at … Continue reading

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Recruiting……

I find myself in an interesting position as Head Coach of both the Otter Tri Team, as well as Houston Christian High School Swim Team.   I am recruiting.   And while coaches tend to forget that a BIG part … Continue reading

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GAIN 2018 — Reflections

  You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.   ~Brian Tracy       It is easy to become an island in our thought processes, as well as our social … Continue reading

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Announcing OTTER Tri Team

                             I am thrilled to announce the launch of the OTTER TRI Team!   Visit:  ottertriteam.com for the most up to date information.     After several … Continue reading

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Starting the Day on Offense

The alarm goes off and the day is underway!  The cats have been walking across me for an hour, and the phone has a million messages waiting for me.   I start the day playing defense.   And I rarely … Continue reading

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Houston Kids Triathlon

   The weekend of 21 & 22 May brought some excitement.    The kids I was able to coach completed a triathlon.   For many, it was their first.  Congrats to them!    Here are some pictures from the event: … Continue reading

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Learning something New

One of my newest and youngest clients is a younger sibling of two kids I coach.   J wants to participate in tri….. and as the youngest, wants to better his brother and sister.    I wamted to share this … Continue reading

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TriKids Training

   TriKids Training in conjunction with the Houston Kids Triathlon is now at its half-way mark.    I am thrilled for the rest this weekend as we have time-off for Easter.  Upon return next week, there are four weeks before … Continue reading

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If not now, when?

  This afternoon I was guarding Missouri Swimming, as they were practicing.   The swimmers were discussing the pending set and the coach said to one swimmer:    If not now, when?  I love that!   I considered my personal … Continue reading

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Coaching with Care

I have been reflecting on those things I can do better as a coach.   One thing keeps coming to mind —  I asked a senior on my field hockey team if she was OK.   Well, let me rewind … Continue reading

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