Coach’s Corner

Practice: Does it matter?

We always hear the story, practice makes perfect. Or the old joke, “how do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The reply is “practice.” What about attendance? I always liked the saying, “Half of life is just showing up!” So I decided to do a little experiment this year and take attendance of the U13 and…

End of year wrap-up: Now is the time to set goals

After every season, it’s good to take a few minutes and look back to think what could I have done better, what went well, what didn’t. And where am I going? Standing still is, in essence, going backwards. You must strive to improve everyday, every season, every year. In order to do so, you must…

Winning, is it an attitude?

This month’s article is on winning. Is winning something that is purely about performance on the field and ability? Or is it more about the total package? By total package, I mean, is there an intangible that some teams have and some don’t? What is an intangible? How does one get it? How does one lose it?…

Winning, is it all the same?

  This past weekend I experienced the rare occurrence of winning two leagues on back-to-back days. On Saturday, I was in Seattle with the New York Athletic Club’s rugby team—I am assistant coach—winning the U.S. Super League Final, which is the national championship. On Sunday, I was back in Pelham as coach of our seventh-eighth grade team as…