Play Ball

Play Ball

Play Ball by Ryan Krzykowski If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that we often reference Joe Ehrmann’s masterpiece, InSideOut Coaching.  It’s a primary text in the Coaching With Purpose series of lessons, and on the short list of best reads...
Three Weeks to Change the World

Three Weeks to Change the World

Three Weeks to Change the World by Ryan Krzykowski Over the past three seasons, 2015-17, I was blessed with the opportunity to coach football at Mission Trail Middle School.  This fall, for a variety of reasons, I decided to step away from that role. Probably the...
Us vs. Us?

Us vs. Us?

Us vs. Us? by Ryan Krzykowski What would it look like to go into a game or match with the mentality that my opponent is not my enemy, but rather my partner?  I think about all the games I have played or coached over the years, bringing the attitude that I hate those...
So Fast

So Fast

A Proper Sendoff by Ryan Krzykowski Last Friday was rough.  Erica and I became parents to Robbie over eighteen years ago, and he has been with us ever since.  Now he’s leaving us, heading off to Manhattan to begin his studies at Kansas State University.  On one...
Not a Fan

Not a Fan

Not a Fan By Ryan Krzykowski It happens all the time, and last week I got to see it up close for myself.  I sat at a 10-year old baseball game and watched as a brawl between two sets of fans nearly broke out.  The particulars of what led up to the confrontations...