Category Archives: January 2007


Manager’s Toolbox Sparks Debate On the afternoon of November 21st, e-mail landed with a thud in my Inbox. The message, from Steve Russell, one of our loyal readers out West, gently harangued us for some of the language and logic used in “The Breaking (Even) Point” (November 2006 issue) by Kim Uhlik. This latest installment of his ongoing Manager’s Toolbox series dealt with the idea of working to match an organization’s philosophy to financial reality, and Russell felt the argument … Continue reading

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Sal awoke on Monday morning with one seemingly innocent goal in mind: file the first-ever request with the city to serve beer at the annual community homecoming festival. Before noon, the local paper learned about the permit, and by the following morning, the phone calls began. Then came the petition drive, followed by an organized protest at the festival gates, along with a boycott by concerned families. Sal’s simple goal had trod upon cherished values, incurring a loss of revenue … Continue reading

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The More Things Change…

Since I’ve started writing for Parks & Rec Business magazine, I have touched upon some of the trends and changes in youth sports over the last 25 years. However, you might be surprised to find out–even I was–that things haven’t really changed all that much. The other day I came across an interview I did exactly 25 years ago, when I had just founded what was then known as the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). The organization has since … Continue reading

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Ice in the Sky — Sidebar

Building A New Ice Rink … By The Numbers Training Center 20,000 square feet Large weight room and fitness room Extensive training area Medical facilities Spacious locker room Lounge areas Theater-style classroom High-tech video room Extras 192 additional parking spaces added to the already 3,000 spaces Elevators added to provide service to the mall and the street Above the training facility An additional level housing the office staff of the Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics The $42 million project … Continue reading

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Blow Up Your Treadmill…Pick Up A Dumbbell

Diet and cardio are, unfortunately, not the answers to a lean, hard body. To burn fat and keep it off, you really need to incorporate resistance/weight training into your routine. The simple act of lifting weights increases the amount of muscle tissue you have in your body, which in turn raises your metabolism and helps you burn fat more efficiently. Ironically, at least in my experience, most people who are looking to lose weight instinctively turn to cardio programs. Women, … Continue reading

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