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Expanding the Zone
63 minutes | Aug 14, 2022
Episode 46: Aye, Aye, Captain
Shayne and Matt breakdown the recent ESPN series, "The Captain," featuring Derek Jeter, former New York Yankee great. The guys take several quotes and segments from the show and relate it to leadership in high school sports.
53 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Episode 45: No Contact Periods (off season limitations)
In this episode, Matt and Shayne discuss the upcoming "dead" period or no contact period as the OHSAA calls it and what that means for high school athletes and coaches. They also discuss enforcement of those rules and consider if schools really follow them. The discussion also transitions into how coaches can effectively prepare their players to practice on their own when the coach can't be with them.
52 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Episode 44: Play vs Practice
Matt and Shayne talk about the amount of time we practice in youth sports vs the amount of time we play games. The guys talk about the pros and cons and ways to balance between the two.
69 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
Episode 43: Time for Change
Matt and Shayne discuss current changing landscape of sports. They give their opinions on what changes have been good and not so good and explore possible future changes to high school athletics. The guys also discuss how leaders need to go about navigating and affecting change.
52 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Episode 42: Why Don't You Stay? (Getting and keeping great people within an organization)
In this episode Shayne and Matt discuss how important it is for leaders to add great people to their organizations and do what they can to keep those people long term. They discuss leaders creating a great culture that attracts people and offers benefits that cause people to want to stay, rather than look elsewhere. Although some turnover within an organization is normal and even healthy, this discussion explores ways to avoid the unnecessary and damaging type of turnover caused by lack of morale and poor culture.
43 minutes | May 28, 2022
Epidsode 41: Fair or Foul-Coaching Ethics
Spurred by the Jimbo Fisher-Nick Saban debate...Matt and Shayne discuss what is Ok and what is off limits for coaches as it pertains to coaching ethics. They discuss what should be said to the media and how to handle disagreements between opposing coaches.
25 minutes | May 28, 2022
Episode 40: Getting the most out of your off season
Shayne and Matt are back with another season of Expanding The Zone. On this episode they discuss utilizing you "down" time, if there is such a thing, and getting the most out of your off season. They also discuss self evaluation as one season comes to an end and setting goals for improvement for the next year.
48 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Episode 39: Regular Season vs Post Season
With the college football playoffs upon us, Shayne and Matt discuss regular season success vs post season success, along with other aspects of what makes post season competition fair in different sports.
50 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Episode 38: Running great practices
Shayne and Matt discuss what goes into a great practice from organization and planning to execution. They discuss 4 major points that are critical to conducting productive practices.
56 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 37--What makes a great team?
Shayne and Matt look into what makes a great team. Is it talent only? Does team chemistry matter? The guys look into these topics along with player development and organizational expectations.
59 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Episode 36: Money, Money, Money
Shayne and Matt discuss the name, image and likeness situation at the college level and how it may eventually affect high school athletics. Also, they dive into the financial situations that high schools face and how they go about generating additional revenue.
57 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Episode 35: Mental Health of Today's High School Athletes
Shayne and Matt welcome guest Julie Arthur to the show. Julie is a clinical counselor with nearly 20 years of experience in working with teens and adolescents. Julie lends her expertise to the show as the guys discuss the relevance of mental health in today's student- athletes. Julie explains just how prevalent mental health issues are in todays teens and she shares with coaches the right approach to recognizing mental health issues in their athletes and what they can do to help.
45 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Episode 34: Expanding the Zone......Game Management
Shayne and Matt discuss several game management topics including security, crowd control, and player behavior. They also compare celebration vs taunting and discuss how the history and culture of different sports sometimes determine the level of what is acceptable.
60 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Episode 33: Identify Your Indentity
Shayne and Matt discuss the importance of identity within an organization. Every team and organization needs certain constants or "staples" that they stand for and rally around. In this episode we look at forming identity, executing identity, and growing the identity over an extended period of time.
64 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Episode 32: Records Are Made To Be Broken
Matt and Shayne discuss sports records and milestones and how they affect the way we judge and compare players of different eras and how "numbers" affect the mindset of an athlete. Also, the guys have some fun with "break or take".....discussing which records are bound to be broken and which will stand forever.
49 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Episode 31: Who Thrived During COVID? Leadership During Adversity
Shayne and Matt are back with season 2 of Expanding the Zone. They look back and discuss leadership during the COVID pandemic. Who thrived and who struggled? What leadership qualities did those who thrived share? Shayne outlines his 5 C's....Compliance, Composure, Consistency, Creativity, and Chemistry.
100 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Episode 30: State of the Game-BASKETBALL
Shayne and Matt end season 1 with an extended episode detailing the state of high school basketball today. They explore some problems in today's game and potential solutions to help improve basketball moving forward.
72 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Episode 29: What Makes a Great League?
Shayne and Matt discuss what makes a great league. Some factors discussed are school size, location, leadership/organization, and competitive balance.
57 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Episode 28: You scared?
Shayne and Matt discuss the fears that leaders must overcome to be successful.
56 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Episode 27: Sports Leadership on the Big Screen
Shayne and Matt have a little fun discussing some of their favorite sports movies and some of the leadership lessons that can be learned from them.
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