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James Ryan
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Mandy Brown asked: What is your favourite memory? The long of the short of it is that I have had a lot of really great moments in my life, but sadly, the thrill and excitement that I used to get from these now distant memories is much like the memory itself: Faded. Becoming the...
James Ryan
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Drew Barnes asked: Do you have any regrets in life? What is the one dream or inspiration that you want to accomplish? Who is your biggest hero? Everyone regrets something in life. I think I read somewhere that it’s not good to have regrets, but I personally think that’s a load of bullshit. You...
James Ryan
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. . . . “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”—Vince Lombardi via UCLA coach Henry Russell Sanders We all know that football is a game of winning. Any coach, player or fan who has in any way familiarized himself with the culture of American football over the past few decades has been bred...
James Ryan
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Sitting in my home office today, which overlooks the park, I overheard a woman cursing (f*%$ off!) and repeatedly uttering the words “shut up,” which were obviously directed at someone that I can only assume was a person that she didn’t like very much. So I stood up from my chair, only to see...
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Friends will always make fun of other friends, that’s just the way it is. But good friends, young men especially, shouldn’t intentionally go out of their way to make another friend feel like he’s continuously being picked on or the butt of an ongoing joke. It’s one thing to make fun of someone who...
James Ryan
Written by James Ryan As a youth football coach who specializes in defensive player development, I own many books on the subject of tackle football fundamentals, but none have proven more useful over the years than 101 LINEBACKER DRILLS written by none other than Coach Jerry Sandusky (Penn State University) and Dr. Cedric X....
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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” When I first set out to be a professional writer, I didn’t even know what I wanted to write about. All I really knew was that I wanted to help people, and I definitely wanted to somehow make...
James Ryan
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“If the instigation for jihad against the Jews and the Americans in order to liberate al-Aqsa Mosque and the Holy Ka’aba Islamic shrines in the Middle East is considered a crime, then let history be a witness that I am a criminal.” [Time Magazine quoting Osama bin Laden on January 11, 1999] Written by...
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Change is stressful. Changing jobs (or being unemployed and job searching) can be even more stressful, particularly if you have major responsibilities in your life such as a mortgage to pay for or children to feed. The emotional toll of joblessness can weigh heavily upon a person’s shoulders and this can deeply affect a...
James Ryan
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As a teacher and counsellor, one of my main responsibilities is to always offer whatever level of service and guidance that I can to young adults who constantly struggle to choose the right career path that best suits their personal life goals and interests (and in some cases, their dreams). Of course, it always...
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2009 Welcome to my very first blog post. Special thanks to my good friend, Paul Dalton for starting this blog for me, thus helping me to begin my dream of becoming a professional writer. Getting involved in coaching is easy. Anyone can do it. Being a good coach however, is a completely different (and much...