Seeds and Controllables

Seeds and Controllables

Seeds and Controllables by Ryan Krzykowski We say it all the time — “control the controllables”.  It’s good advice, as there are plenty of things we have no control over.  The weather, officiating, opponents’ preparation, and more, fall...
Disciplined Communication

Disciplined Communication

Disciplined Communication by Ryan Krzykowski Joe Ehrmann writes, “If I was going to demand discipline from my athletes — in their practices, games and behavior — I had to demand it of myself.  As a coach, I had to discipline each word, gesture,...
We Can Do Better

We Can Do Better

We Can Do Better by Ryan Krzykowski It’s been an unbelievable last week.  At least an unprecedented week from my perspective.  While I’ve coached a variety of different sports with children of all ages, I am officially on a high school football coaching...
The Dash

The Dash

The Dash by Ryan Krzykowski It was probably 1998, maybe 1999, and I was a very young Coach at a conference or clinic.  I don’t remember who the speaker was, maybe Ken Smith (he was always a hoot).  Whoever it was referenced a poem by Linda Ellis called...
Name

Name

What’s In a Name? by Ryan Krzykowski One of the best people I’ve ever known is a pastor in his 40s.  More than once I’ve heard him tell a story from when he was in high school.  Looking for independence and unsure of what he believed, my friend...