Author Archives: Stephanie Zonars

4 Keys to Oregon State’s Team Culture

4 Keys to Oregon State’s Team Culture

So many vivid pictures of March Madness history play in my mind: Villanova upsetting Georgetown, La Tech’s short sleeve uniforms, Jimmy V looking for someone to hug, Pat Summitt’s orange suit, Laettner’s turn-around jumper and Charlotte Smith’s shot that lifted UNC to the title. It’s still one of my favorite times of the year, but

Stuck in Negativity? Read This.

Mix stress with some unexpected losses or injuries and BOOM! Negativity can sprout up in no time. It’s so easy to fall into a negative mindset, sometimes we don’t even realize it’s happening. But before you know it, you’re finding it harder and harder to get out of bed. For most of us, positivity requires

Do You Make This Mistake in Tough Times?

Everybody likes each other until things get tough. Then you will find out what kind of team you have.  —Doc Rivers The preseason is paradise. Everyone gets along famously. But every coach knows what’s coming. Playing time frustrations. Role dissatisfaction. Mental and physical exhaustion. Injuries and losses. All of which can take a toll on