Glazier Clinics

Glazier Football Clinic-February 18, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Bud Boughton to speak at the Glazier Football Clinic

It was confirmed today that Bud Boughton, author of the book Coaching is Teaching at its Best! will be a featured presenter at two of the upcoming Glazier Football Clinics (www.GlazierClinics.com) to be held in the Midwest.

The second event is in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 18h, 2017. Bud will present an overview of the coaching philosophy behind his new book. He will comment on several of the 10 Tips that are covered in the book.

What is a Glazier Clinic?

Glazier Clinics is a leader in providing coaching clinics to both high school and college coaches in multiple sports and enjoys partnerships with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), USA Football and Gatorade just to name a few.

This year Glazier Football clinics will be held in 32 locations across the United States.

Click here to find out more about Glazier Clinics

Glazier Clinics

Glazier Football Clinic-February 4, 2017 in Chicago, Il

Bud Boughton to speak at the Glazier Football Clinic

It was confirmed today that Bud Boughton, author of the book Coaching is Teaching at its Best! will be a featured presenter at two of the upcoming Glazier Football Clinics (www.GlazierClinics.com) to be held in the Midwest.

The first event is in Chicago, Illinois on February 4th, 2017. Bud will present an overview of the coaching philosophy behind his new book. He will comment on several of the 10 Tips that are covered in the book.

What is a Glazier Clinic?

Glazier Clinics is a leader in providing coaching clinics to both high school and college coaches in multiple sports and enjoys partnerships with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), USA Football and Gatorade just to name a few.

This year Glazier Football clinics will be held in 32 locations across the United States.

Click here to find out more about Glazier Clinics

Business and Closing out the year…

If the holidays are not hectic enough with gift giving, holiday gatherings, relatives visiting and the like, maybe your like many people and work for a publicly traded company.  Well now, let’s just add to the end of year fun!  It can be absolutely crazy trying to close business right up until December 31st and yet, understandably, it is what is expected. After all, it’s all about shareholder value, right? I mean it is what it is.  I did however, read something just the other day that put it all in perspective. The piece was simply entitled, “Family” and it read as follows….

Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days, but the family we left behind would feel the loss for the rest of their lives?

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into our work than into our family; an unwise investment indeed, don’t you think?

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Playing Golf with the Dead

I’m not much of a golfer. Never have been. Being a former football and hockey player, games that involve tempo and concentration over quick reaction and physical contact have never been my forte.  So, I pretty much suck at golf and darts. But, with the sun shining brightly and the temperature nearing 80 on a Thursday afternoon, I felt a calling.  I think I’ll go play golf. 

I drove to a little Par 3 course near my home called Walnut Ridge. I nice little course, it plays fast being only 4,860 yards (Par 54).  I paid for 18 holes and a cart with a twenty dollar bill and got change back.  Nice.  Now I’m thinking, hey, maybe I should come out to play here more often?  It was 4:15 PM and standing on the first tee box I looked across the flat landscape and realized I was the only one on the entire course.  I literally was going to be all alone on the golf course.  Then it hit me; play two balls, one for you and one for Dad.

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Back by Popular Demand – Play Like It’s the Stanley Cup

“Play like it’s the Stanley Cup!”

When I first heard these words I was all of 11 years-old.  I was playing youth hockey and it was my first year playing.  Being that we didn’t have a lot of money, I didn’t have the best equipment. My dad, Canadian by birth but a naturalized U.S. citizen, wasn’t about to buy me equipment until he knew I enjoyed the game and was committed to playing. I wore National Geographic magazines under my socks as shin guards and old basketball knee pads as elbow pads.  In our league, helmets and teeth guards were not required.  After all, it was 1962.

Of course, we played on outside rinks in Kenmore, a suburb of Buffalo, NY. The temperature often hovered in the single digits at our games and when it would snow, they’d have to shovel the ice between periods. As my dad would say, “You’re not a real hockey player unless you know how to back check into a 30 mph wind!” That wasn’t all he said. Whenever he dropped me off at the rink for practice, he’d grab my arm to get my attention and as my eyes met his, he’d say the same thing every time…”Play like it’s the Stanley Cup!”

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A Time to Text and a Time to Pray

One does not have to be a biblical scholar to know the scripture. 

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven;
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time for war, and a time for peace.   
                                          Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 

We’ve heard this scripture read at funerals, at weddings and confirmations. The Birds even used these words to create a rock hit back in the late 60’s. If Soloman had been writing the book of Ecclesiastes in today’s world, maybe he would have added… there is a time to text, and a time to pray.

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