Friday, June 27, 2014

The Down Falls of Living In Montana

I feel absolutely blessed to be able to live in Bozeman, MT, but there are a few down falls that we do have to live with. 1) We get disappointed when we "ONLY" see a deer. Our family went to Big Sky this past weekend to celebrate our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and my kids shrugged their shoulders when we saw deer 20 yards from us. They had already seen deer. They were hoping to see a bear or a moose. 2) We get frustrated with traffic when it takes us 12 minutes to get home from work instead of eight. To clarify, I have mastered the back roads so I can still get home within 10 minutes even if there are 20 other cars on the road. Yet, when you don't "really" have traffic you do grow to be pretty darn impatient if you don't get through the first stop light within 30 seconds. 3) We really can't decide which view is the best because when you have a different mountain range every which way you look you tend to get spoiled. 4) You have to hike or you waste your backyard. For all of those who have jumped on board for Chillin4Charity, the Bobcats are going to show you one of our favorite hikes this weekend up to Grotto Falls and do our chillin our Montana way. Go Cats! Coach Bin

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Leadership Development

When you look at any successful organization, program, team, it begins with the consistent message, vision, and motivation of all to drive, work, and push every day until your team reaches that common goal. One of the most important components of achieving your mission on a daily basis is through your leadership, begining from the top and trickling down throughout the entire squad. In other words I would describe it as "peer pressure" to think, act, and respond in the way of a champion. As coaches, strengthening our own leadership ability as well as those who have the most influence among their peers may be our most vital 6th man ingredient in overcoming the adversity of daily challenges and disruptions. However you go about identifying those individuals, commit to this area. Go Cats! Coach Bin