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August 14, 2019

Would you like to enjoy greater individual and team success this season? I'm sure you would! What if I told you that all you have to do is elevate the level of your team's leadership? And it begins with you.

"Ok, that sounds great" you say... "but how?"

Watch this 18 min...

July 1, 2019

McEachern High School coach Kyle Hockman [left] leads a program that's a perennial 7A contender in Georgia. Photo via AJC.com

This article was published by USA Football on 7/26/18 

I recently had the privilege of spending time with a former college teammate and roo...

October 31, 2018

This morning, a Facebook memory pop-up reminded me that 4 years ago today was the day that a high school football career came full circle.

It was the night of October 31st, 2014 when my son, Marcus Smith, a senior tight end helped his team defeat a division foe by maki...

July 18, 2018

If you want to win at a high level, then stop focusing on winning!

Many of you had to re-read that last sentence twice, didn’t you? But I meant it!  Allow me to explain.

When you focus on the scoreboard, you are using a results oriented mindset. You are merely comparing...

April 26, 2018

“We’re looking for great competitors. And that’s the guy’s that have grit. The mindset that they’re always going to succeed, that they’ve got something to prove. They’re resilient, they’re not going to let setbacks hold them back. They’re not going to be deterred by ch...

November 21, 2017

Visualization in sports is something that developing athletes need to build skill around. If you're a developing Quarterback or any athlete wanting to elevate their game, watch this short video on how to visualize properly.

Visualization is something that I used to do w...

November 20, 2017

Armed for battle, we dared not walk into the darkness and toward a distant light with our brothers without one final nod and a gentle touch of a worn out wooden sign that hung on the door. It read only three letters. Three letters located in a small Central Michigan to...

April 11, 2017

When high school football coaches were surveyed recently and asked about their No. 1 challenge for the season, how would you guess that they responded?

When I posed this question to coaches while speaking at a recent coaching clinic, their answers were “injuries” and “g...

February 28, 2017

ast your vision – A great leader never misses and opportunity to communicate their vision to those that they lead. This needs to be done often. Never assume that others know what you’re thinking or where you’re leading them. Listen to Cousins cast his vision by clearly...

February 7, 2017

Why does victory feel so good? 

Is it the feeling of accomplishment?

Is it the feeling of reward from the culmination of a lot of hard work? 

It’s all this...and more.

The reason victory and success feels so good is a result of the pain and agony that was endured along the...

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The Winning Edge Way: How to be a 3-D competitor is all about teaching you 'how' to elevate yourself, your teammates and your sport today while also transcending your sport by leaving a legacy tomorrow that will last in the hearts and minds of others long after the wins and losses are forgotten.

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