Tag Archives: coaching

Mobility

Mobility is a systemic thing. The more mobile our bodies are, the more mobile our brain and thinking is. Mobility gives you options and vision.  It gives you the time you need to respond and adapt to ever changing moments. … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflections

As a kid in the Colorado mountains, I loved running around the fields, in the woods- anywhere outside.  I’d come in at dusk after a long day of play, clothes drenched in tree sap, with dirty hands and face. I … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Corner, Community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The gap

It’s not that you always want to be in the gap, it’s that it’s the hardest place to stay calm…..It’s why we practice so much on getting more aware of how we get to, move in, stay or flee the … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Accountability

To truly hold oneself accountable is a major task. I see a million places I let myself off the hook.  Where I’m so lazy and not wanting to do the work. Accountability is being brutally honest-  It’s having standards beyond … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Corner, self awareness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

CONFLICT AND SPARRING

Sparring is a perfect metaphor for conflict.  You are duking it out with a cohort because you both are working to obtain similar things.  Sometimes you stay calm, other times you escalate.  You both want better skills, success, and self-efficacy. … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Evening thoughts across the bridge

Sometimes blogs seem elusive and other times about 3 or 4 blogs run through me so rapid fire that I can’t capture a single word. Tonight I was driving home across the West Seattle Bridge…..looking at the crimson sky as … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

perspective

When I was a kid, I felt depressed a lot…….I was angry and a brooder.  I really focused on what I didn’t have, what I wasn’t, what I imagined I could not be.  I liked to hide out in my … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

There’s a lil sumpin goin on round here

There’s something really special going on around here.  The coaching staff is a beautiful blend of all aspects of life.  We come from a multitude of experiences in and out of the ring and we bring that knowledge to you. … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A coach’s coach-Joe Kelly

Every year the WAC holds a collegiate rugby awards event.  My previous teammate M.A. Sorensen comes to town from Philadelphia and gives out an award in her name to a deserving college athlete.  I look forward to seeing her and getting … Continue reading

Posted in Community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Struggle

How do you define struggle? If you don’t struggle, you don’t learn and your experience doesn’t really get to be your own. I worked with Highline College to mentor an intern, Mahamoud.  I wasn’t really sure what I was going … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Corner, Community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment