Taking the Handoff

Taking the Handoff

Taking the Handoff by Ryan Krzykowski If you have read this blog at all over the past couple months, you know that I’ve been working with an 8th grade football team, and that the season recently ended.  I have coached these young men for two years and have...
Finishing the Season

Finishing the Season

Finishing the Season by Ryan Krzykowski For the past couple months I have chronicled some of the Monday lessons that our coaching staff has shared with the 8th grade football team we worked with this year.  There were discussions on topics like devotion, respect and...
Compete Selflessly

Compete Selflessly

Compete Selflessly by Ryan Krzykowski Sorry if I’m stepping on your toes with this, but I typically am not a fan of beginning a speech or blog post by giving the dictionary’s definition of a word.  Seems a little cliche.  That’s why I can’t...
Respect

Respect

Respect by Ryan Krzykowski An update on the 8th grade football season: For the past four weeks we have begun each Monday practice with a short lesson, video and discussion on a relevant topic that speaks to the character traits we are encouraging players to develop....
Friendship

Friendship

Friendship by Ryan Krzykowski In my last post I promised to share how things are going with our weekly character lessons for the 8th grade football team.  The boys are enthusiastic and when it is time to write in their journals, they are actually doing it.  (In my...
Devotion

Devotion

Devotion by Ryan Krzykowski In addition to directing Community for Coaches, I have the privilege of coaching the 8th grade football team at Mission Trail Middle in Olathe, KS.  Heading into a new season, and considering my Coaching With Purpose Statement, this year...