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Men's Lacrosse makes history at CUI

8/21/2017 - 2 minute read

CUI’s men's lacrosse program capped a historic season with their first national championship in May. For a team that had just 12 players a few years ago, “It’s been a pretty incredible turnaround,” says fourth-year coach Ryan Brent, who coached the men’s and women’s club teams.

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Men's Lacrosse team Won Nationals

Men's Lacrosse Makes History at CUI

7/1/2017 - 2 minute read

CUI’s men's lacrosse program capped a historic season with their first national championship in May. For a team that had just 12 players a few years ago, “It’s been a pretty incredible turnaround,” says fourth-year coach Ryan Brent, who coached the men’s and women’s club teams.

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Women's volleyball setting a winning legacy

Setting a Winning Legacy

3/1/2017 - 3 minute read

I played softball for ten years and was being recruited by colleges when I was just fourteen. The pressure was intense—pitching lessons, hitting lessons, daily practice. Finally, I stopped enjoying the sport. When the high school volleyball coach invited me to try out, I gave it a shot and fell in love with it.

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Tags: sports, team, leadership


Inside a team huddle

Meeting of the Minds

9/23/2016 - 2 minute read

“According to a concept developed by two professors from Stanford University, there are two types of mindsets: the growth mindset, the understanding that the hand you are dealt is just the starting point for development, believing basic qualities are things one can cultivate through effort, and the fixed mindset, believing one’s qualities are fixed in stone, which creates an urgency to prove oneself over and over again”

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Tags: development, management, coaching, team



Coach talking to football player during a game.

Relationships Rule

6/15/2016 - 2 minute read

In order to develop and maintain a leading sports program, coaches must establish authentic, meaningful relationships, not only with student-athletes and their parents, but also with school administrators and the community-at-large, says Jon Hamro, a professor for the Master's of Coaching and Athletic Administration program at Concordia University Irvine.

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Tags: coaching, development, team, relationships


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