Professional Development

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Tuesday, 06 July 2021 00:00

Be Brave, Be Yourself, Be Kind.

I found my way to youth development by way of youth sports and was hooked within the first 20 minutes. Not because it was easy—coaching kindergarten T-ball practice may be one of my more complex assignments to date—but because I was deeply engaging my mind and my heart at nearly every turn.