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Football

Combine Reform – getting players to the next-level

My primary objective during 40 years of coaching football always has been and always will be #StayAlive – dual meaning. First: Players staying alive in mind-body-soul. Second. Keep players’ next-level dreams alive. Football is a matter of life-and-death – dual meaning. First: you can die playing football. Second. Your next-level dreams can die by not […]

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Defense

Becoming a Defensive Coordinator – Part 1

In 1989, year 6 of my high school head coaching career, I began coaching 2 teams every year – high school in the fall, 18-22 yr AAU-style post-secondary in the summer. 1989 was my first year as Defensive Coordinator at the post secondary level. My Defensive Coordinator career was responsible for opening my mind to […]

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SWAT Football

How to average 560 yards passing per game

How to average 560 yards passing per game We averaged 560 yards passing per game in the 1990s without ever teaching our quarterbacks to read coverage and without ever showing our quarterbacks any coverage on paper. I never showed our QBs a conventional defensive playbook that shows the same conventional defensive diagrams – where Xs […]

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Entrepreneurship Gino's Blog

My prediction of what will happen to gyms post-Pandemic

Thank you for all your questions about the future of post-pandemic gyms. Here’s part of the answer. The following is one part of my prediction of what will happen to gyms and fitness coaches post-pandemic: 19 years as a gym owner has taught me that the fitness industry has caused irreparable damage to itself by […]

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SWAT Football Leadership

Contact sports is a matter of life + death

During 40 years of coaching football, the other team never scared me. Not once. My biggest opponent was never the other team. It was all the 24-7 F’d-up influences on my players when I wasn’t around. My coaching influence was a small fraction in comparison to the larger influence, the enablers who surrounded my players, […]

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Business Entrepreneurship

The danger of opinions: #BusinessSurvivalSkills – Pt. 4

The danger of opinions: #BusinessSurvivalSkills – pt 4 Be careful about opinions. They’re dangerous. Opinions are deadly to your health in mind-body-soul. That’s Real-Life Lesson #22,362 I’ve taught to football players for 40 years, college law enforcement students for 2 decades, and my #WomensLiftingTeams since 1992.  There’s a reason why general non-expert opinions are inadmissible […]

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Defense

How to get hired and not fired as a #DefensiveCoordinator

Every defense I have coordinated had an enlarged heart. That’s Real-Life lesson #23,556 that I’ve taught football players and assistant coaches for 40 years. A defense with an #enlargedheart will get you hired as a #DefensiveCoordinator over and over again. It will prevent you from getting fired. Here are some of the 25,362 Real-Life Lessons […]

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Business

#BusinessSurvivalSkills: Part 3

During my 15 year police career, I lost count of how many #DomesticDisputes I investigated.  Domestics are hell. Loved One versus Loved One fighting each other like Hated One versus Hated One. The level of domestic damage ranged from insult to assault. Verbal abuse to physical abuse. Death threats to actual death. Domestics revealed the […]

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Business

#BusinessSurvivalSkills – Pt. 2 Assembly-line content – a matter of #business life-and-death

Creating and posting high-quality assembly-line online meaningful #content for your business is a matter of business life-and-death. #Content expertise doesn’t just happen. Nothing just happens. If you are having problems creating assembly-line meaningful #content for your business, here are 10 of the top 51 reasons why: Lack of 5th Degree Communication experience. The heart & […]

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SWAT Football Leadership

Revolutionary Football Combine – how to get to the next level.

Every human I’ve coached during the past 43 years wanted to get to the #NextLevel of something. The secret to getting to the next-level and the next and the next is to obsessively pursue #PersonalBests athletically and academically.  Here’s the bad news: 1. The next-level is a lonely place. Very few people will support you or accompany you or […]