|1/25 1:48 PM|
Any word on when you will be set free?
|5/29 5:40 PM|
how I use the torrent system thats on the tenyardtorrent?
|5/21 8:46 PM|
July 19th-July 30th, I'll be in Louisville, South Bend, Chicago, Milwaukee.....All Baseball trip unless you count the stop in South Bend for the College Football Hall of Fame.
|11/6 3:10 PM|
Where have you been slacker, stop by and see us sometime at the dawgsden
|10/14 10:43 AM|
Hey OTD moved to Orlando in july... glad to know there are other Dawg fans around. maybe we can meet up sometime... I moved here from Gainesville, GA and got a daughter on campus right now... GO DAWGS!!
|4/25 7:58 PM|
OTD...Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn off of Lake Mary Blvd (behind the Pizzaria Uno). I'll bee back each of the next 6-7 weeks. I usually don't travel this much, so these first 3 weeks have been ok, but I gotta find something to do with my time. I haven't brought my sticks yet, but I probably will next week as our sales center manager can get some sweet hookups. Anyway, any advice on cool little bars that people our age (I'm 40) like to hang out so I can quit going to all the chain restaraunts my co workers reccomend would be great.
|2/28 12:07 PM|
Hello OTD. I thought I'd post this into your page so it won't scroll off the chatboard. This philosophy is the best thing I ever saw that really worked in my 10 years of coaching.
I'm sure that you're a much more seasoned and experienced coach than was I. I did coach for ten years and it took me about 8 of those to realize how to best approach the players and the game. Admittedly, one of my best sources of info came from the Tom Emansky coaching video. He has a set of about 9 video tapes he sells that cover everything from hitting, pitching, practice routines, you name it. But one covers specifically coaching.
His philosophy is that during a game you don't administer criticism and/or instruct from the standpoint as you would at practice. During the game you are the players' biggest fan and supporter. You encourage them when they make a mistake and you teach your players that they need to do the same for the overall benefit of the team. Save teaching/instructing for practice.
My favorite way of getting the point across to the players about not hanging their heads and/or getting down because of errors or by being behind is that early in the year during our preseason practices I'd sit them all down and I would ask them if either of them had "the magic remote control" so that I could borrow it and hit the rewind button so we could go back to just before an error and then we could replay it again and not make the mistake the second time. That made the light come on in their heads.
Then I'd explain, "So, you see, there is nothing whatsoever that we can do to go back and fix what has already happened. If we sit here and stay down on ourselves it is only going to make matters worse. On the other hand, what we CAN do to work to win this game is what is in front of us. If we put all of our attention and focus on what we CAN work with and where we CAN make efforts to win, I guarantee you that most of the time we'll end up winning, and that's the point of this game, right? I'll also guaranteee you that if we get mad or frustrated and let ourselves be sidetracked by adversity, whether it be an error, or errors, or by being behind in the game, that we'll lose that game."
I'd also tell them to not get down on anyone else if they make a costly mistake. First of all, they already feel bad enough as it is. Believe me, nobody feels worse than they do when it happens. Help them out, encourage them, tell them it's OK because we all make mistakes. You're going to make a mistake, too, and I'm sure you don't want to have everybody on the team come down on you. Help out your teammate. That's what they are, your teammate. That is one of the most important ways that we play as a team.
When I was finally able to understand that and could convey that to my team it made a world of difference. One particular team I had right there at the very end of my coaching career came from behind in so many games that year I don't think I can even remember them all. There were games where the opposing team threw their ace pitcher at us for all six innings and they'd have the lead going into the last inning and we'd come from behind, against the best they had to throw at us, and we'd win. It was the most fulfilling experience I've ever had in coaching and I am fully convinced that we had that experience because those kids knew that if they made a mistake the world wasn't going to come to an end and they all learned how to put it behind them and encourage each other and play as a team. It was wonderful.
If the kids ever get into that frame of mind you won't have to be bothered with publishing sets of rules, getting support from parents, etc. They'll play hard the entire game and those issues will become virtually non-existent.
Not to mention that your team will be one of the best in the league.
|2/27 10:45 AM|
OTD, how is everything going? All is good here. Just found out that Pup #2 due in July will be another lil' girl. Bought to get busy around these parts!!!1 Go Dawgs!