The Funny Thing About Mistakes

We chase it, search for it, and celebrate the moments when it happens. While it is so difficult to accomplish or witness, perfection in sports is an amazing accomplishment. There can be perfect moments, perfect games, or even perfect seasons, but what is ever more common is the amount of mistakes and failures that we Read More

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 Read More

A LIGHTBULB MOMENT – BROUGHT TO YOU BY HUMANeX

Apathy. Nonchalance. Indifference. As a Division I collegiate coach, this is what I saw from one of our highly touted recruits during her first few weeks as freshman in our gym.

Monday, November 6th, 2017 Read More

Coaching Conversations: Volume 1

In this video series, HUMANeX Ventures’ own Spencer MacDonald delves into pertinent topics within the realm of leadership and program building with influential figures in college athletics. Each interview contains great takeaways for college coaches and administrators for building successful teams and creating life-changing experiences for their athletes.

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 Read More

Listen Without an Agenda: A Lesson from a Legend

Almost a year ago, I was blessed to be introduced to a true legend in the coaching world. Coach Susan Teeter, the long-term Women’s Swim & Dive coach at Princeton attended a work event we hosted, and months later I found myself with the opportunity to partner with her and support her team.

Monday, September 25th, 2017 Read More

What the Best Athletes Do Differently

The difference maker is the will to prepare! This includes the commitment, the effort, and the perseverance to endure the pain of intense preparation day after day. Even when teams have phenomenal physical talent, only when these non-physical talents are in place can coaches and athletes expect to consistently have successful outcomes.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 Read More

For My Love of the Game

In the world of athletics, it is not a difficult task to recognize physical talent. In fact, it is downright easy.

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 Read More

The Mystery of GRIT in Sports

Look up the word GRIT in the dictionary and you will find the following: courage and resolve; a strength of character. There is no better examples of moments in time where grit was evident than in the world of athletic competition.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 Read More

Your Body Language is Turning People Off

Three Huge Mistakes You’re Making:
Body language is the single most important way we communicate with others, and many of us are doing it all wrong. Stop letting your body language hold you back and start using it to your advantage.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Read More

Great Teammates Drive Two Cars at Once

It happens every season, as a team starts on their road towards a successful year, the same issue seems to rise to the top. As I talk with coaches around the country our conversations head down the same path. “The culture was great when we started but then we began to shape more clearly where playing time stands, who may play less and who may not play at all”.

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 Read More

Being a ‘Clutch’ Player

Being known as a ‘clutch’ player is one of the most desired reputations in all of sports. The ‘money man’ that is relied upon by coaches, teammates and fans to come through when the game is on the line.

Friday, March 31st, 2017 Read More