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The Coach Hays · 2W ago

Campbell Field Renovation: Phase One

We’ve talked previously about how the Campbell Field Renovation project started with an almost busted nose and how the upgrades to the batting cages rose out of tragedy.  Now it’s time to st...
The Coach Hays · 3W ago

Imperial March Mode

There are hundreds of different high school offensive and defensive schemes in the football world. I could stack coaching books from floor to ceiling and still probably not have all of them ...
The Coach Hays · 4W ago

Never Satisfied

The internal drive. That intrinsic motor that fuels your efforts. It’s a blessing and a curse. A means of frustration and a means of fulfillment. It’s about never stopping your development a...
The Coach Hays · 1M ago

TLW Batting Cages #ClayCenterBaseball

(Part 2 of the Campbell Field Renovation Project focuses on a special place, a very special family, and the memory of a very special baseball player.) Out of great tragedy, rises hope.   One...
The Coach Hays · 1M ago

The Beginning. #ClayCenterBaseball

This is the first in a series about the Campbell Field Renovation Project. As we wind down on our renovation’s goal of having an acceptable place to play high school age baseball, I’ll give ...
The Coach Hays · 2M ago

The Best Decision I Hated

After high school baseball practice my first spring as a Rule 10 coach in 2000, I dropped off a book to newly promoted head football coach Paul Lane and assistant football coach Matt Brenzik...
The Coach Hays · 2M ago

Dear Juniors, Part II: The Oreo Lesson

Rising Seniors. You guys like the sound of that? Seniors. Not Juniors anymore. (There’s a whole new bunch of those annoying !@#$%’s coming up also.) Halfway through the summer and now your o...
The Coach Hays · 2M ago

Colossus 7-4-2017

We are a nation built on a dream. A state the Fathers could not and would not live. We are a nation built on blood and forged in fire. A violent overtone to obtain the ground we walk upon. W...
The Coach Hays · 2M ago

Leaders

An often overlooked fundamental of good organizations is leadership. By overlooked, I don’t mean ignored. We have leadership out the ying yang in our society. Presidents, governors, mayors, ...
The Coach Hays · 2M ago

Culture

I ran across this list, 17 Ideas for the modern world of work from altMBA, and it has me thinking. Dangerous, I know. But it’s summertime and my head is less likely to explode sitting on the...