Tim O'Keefe Blog

Goal Setting to Never Be Present

Often times people get lost in goal setting and either get stuck when it is achieved. Or are so busy in the future they are not in the here and now where things get done. This also can lead people and teams to want to win at all costs while forgetting or not even creating the...

A Multiple Metaphor Approach to Team Building

By my final year as a coach I started each practice with deep breaths, and “put your superman on!” poses. There are many reasons that this was brilliant in my view. Controlling physiology is huge in athletics and in life. And since I was more interested in their big game. This was something that got into...

Coaching for a Real “Win Forever”

Coaching for a Real “Win Forever”

I love  seeing coaches write about the long term effects of what coaching does to kids. I cringe when a coach tells me that his purpose is to make a kid ready for the next level. Because I know that is not right. Because I know the next level to most coaches is high school, or...

Wisdom

Intelligence and Wisdom

There is a saying that the  schools are too full of educated idiots.  My bias bell rings true on that one.  And I think any wise man is willing to consider one’s own bias. The smart man learns from his mistakes, the wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Indeed it seems wisdom requires a...

Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch on Brick Walls

If you have not seen the Final Lecture then here it is for you: Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned...

Running a Youth Football Program

Running a Youth Football Program

So a Facebook friend asked for some advice and I gave him most likely more than he bargained for. Marc Theilerposted to?Tim O’Keefe Yesterday You coach youth football, right? Looks like I am going to be my little guy’s Pop Warner coach. Hell, I don’t even know the difference between the age groups – I believe...