Category Archives: Jan 01

When to Say When

Safety can be a boring word. “Bundle up now. It’s cold outside,” or, “Be careful. We don’t want you to have too much fun.” Though it seems paradoxical, it can also mean freedom when definitive parameters are set for a good time. But how do you protect the young camper and issue instructions for having a blast? Facilities and personnel planning is key, and insurance is used only to reward poor planning and failure. Prepare with Promotion Participants need to … Continue reading

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Ten Tenets of Managing Your Web Site

Related Article: Stuck On The Web 1. Keep the content fresh. Always, always, always provide something that brings people back to your website. This can be a contest, a newsletter, new product/service announcements, event publication, etc. Once you establish a reason for people to continually re-visit your website, you have created a marketing engine that will continue to produce new customers. 2. Remember that people use the Web for information. Don’t get caught up in the latest and greatest Web-based … Continue reading

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Kinetically Speaking

Baseball is all about timing. For a hitter that means shoulders, hips, knees and wrists must flow and connect at just the right instant. For the pitcher, all that seemingly convulsive body movement must generate the right spin, velocity and direction on the ball to play the corners of the strike zone. Related Articles: Skills & Drills Baseball players are not alone in their need to master timing and subsequently master the game. All sports require the training of individual … Continue reading

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Skills & Drills

Bragg Stockton’s Skills and Drills School of Baseball is much more than simply a summer skills camp. It includes the five-day resident summer camp program one time per summer, but also day camps, coaching clinics and father-son clinics. Related Articles: Kinetically Speaking Stockton has also produced and published a number of videos and books that walk kids through the fundamentals of his kinetic teaching. Though based in Houston, the School of Baseball is also a traveling camp, visiting such far-flung … Continue reading

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The Horse Whisperer Connection

Learning how to make camp a life-enhancement experience from a Hawaiian horse whisperer. Franklin Levinson’s ranch on island of Maui is the anti-Bonanza. “Put ‘em on, get ‘em out, bring ‘em back, move ‘em in and out… That’s never been my way,” says Levinson. At Levinson’s Maui Horse Whisperer Experience, guests are instead coached to understand the distinctive communication cues and relationships that exist in a horse herd. “The goal is to become a horse with a horse, so that … Continue reading

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