2nd Ed Piece of the Puzzle

A Piece of the Puzzle

How well do the members of your educational team or learning community work together? Are you a smooth, well-oiled machine or a fractured collection of in-it-for-yourself individuals? In a straightforward, no-excuses style, author and coach Kevin Kush outlines eight traits that can turn any group or organization into a cohesive, high-performing team.

Learn how selfless behavior, respect, resiliency, adaptability, feedback, energy, accountability, and a “we before me” attitude can lead to greater productivity and success. Ideal motivation for anyone who is a member or leader of a project team, work group, or task force.


100-Yard Classroom The 100-Yard Classroom

Coach Kevin Kush arrived at Boys Town in 1996, the high school football team at the home for troubled and at-risk youth had gone winless the previous year. The team is comprised of youth who have academic, behavior, and emotional problems and whose stay at the home averages only 18 months. Many have never played organized sports.

Despite these challenges, Coach Kush found ways to organize, teach, and motivate his players to improve and ultimately win.  In his 21 year career, Kevin compiled a remarkable record of 164 wins and just 55 defeats. Thirteen of those teams finished in the Top 10 in the state of Nebraska at season’s end!

In this inspirational yet practical book, Coach Kush explains his dynamic strategies for motivating youth to individual improvement and team achievement. These strategies can succeed for you whether you work with kids in a classroom, on a school athletic team, or in a weekend recreational league.