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Why #COMPETITIONMATTERS!?

I started #COMPETITIONMATTERS! because I love COMPETITION and all that comes with it—the lessons, the smells, the passion and intensity, the interactions, the sounds and feel…the ENERGY.  Sports has been in my blood and soul so long that I can’t remember a minute without knowing the tug of playing and giving effort to it.  The roots of this love for sports has existed since I could walk (dragging my little baseball bat behind me) and has developed into a deep desire to share with others the value of competing.  COMPETITION is something I believe matters deeply!  COMPETITION pushes individuals and teams to reach their peak levels of performance.  The winning and losing allow coaches and athletes to learn where they can excel and where they can improve.  The desire to compete affords athletes and coaches the opportunity to adjust, practice, and execute to see if the adjustments worked.  COMPETITION extends beyond sports too; it is all around us, every day.  My belief is that we need to embrace competing and use it to make ourselves, our teams, and our institutions better.

The #COMPETITIONMATTERS! framework has three pillars that athletes, coaches, and parents benefit from understanding, embracing, and becoming intentional about every day:

EFFORT.

COMPETITIVENESS.

HONOR.

Stay connected to learn more and JOIN THE MOVEMENT! This is your invitation to join me on this journey.  You have already found the #COMPETITIONMATTERS! website at www.hashtagcompetitionmatters.com.I will update it regularly with new blogs, video content, and other related material.  You can also connect by clicking on the social media links that are included here, and check out the section where you can add your comments, thoughts, questions, and ideas.  I look forward to interacting with you and having you JOIN THE #COMPETITIONMATTERS! MOVEMENT!

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