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TEACHING IN CRISIS? (My Take/Suggestions)

By Scott Olson / February 5, 2020 / Comments Off on TEACHING IN CRISIS? (My Take/Suggestions)

This year we are again hearing more about a shortage of teachers across the nation (and Australia, if you can believe it). A recent Gallup poll in the US shows that almost 50% of teachers are currently looking for a new job or a change. Add to that list athletic officials (referees), coaches, and many…

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John Wayne movie poster.

The Cowboys

By Scott Olson / December 17, 2018 / Comments Off on The Cowboys

John Wayne. Gordie Gillespie. As a college player, I was sometimes confused between the two. Both were larger than life in my world and were…., well, pretty old. Simply put, – Wayne was Wayne! Admired by most, especially in our house, and the subject of my first ever impression (which I still do, much to…

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A young boy kneeling on a baseball plate on a baseball field wearing a baseball jersey with the number four on it holding a blue helmet listening to his adult male coach in grey shorts, a blue polo shirt, and a blue ball cap showing the boy how to bat with correct form.

Coaching Advice: The Best I Have Ever Found

By Scott Olson / November 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Coaching Advice: The Best I Have Ever Found

I learned this from a John Wayne character and a great coach, Gordie Gillespie. They both gave people a chance to prove that they could do it.When I began my coaching career, I sought out advice from many veteran coaches as to the secret of becoming successful. I sat at the feet of many, feeling…

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