Mr. Kush has been involved in coaching and teaching for over thirty years. Coach Kush spent 21 of those years working with at-risk youth at Boys Town in Omaha Nebraska. As a head football coach, he compiled a remarkable record of 164 wins and just 58 losses with 13 of those teams finishing in the top 10. Coach Kush now speaks full time to a variety of groups including teachers, youth organizations, and companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in marketing and business education, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in vocational and adult education. In 2005 Mr. Kush was featured on ABC World News Tonight as their Person of the Week.
Author of three books:
The 100 Yard Classroom
Competing with Character
“A Piece of the Puzzle” – Eight Traits of a Quality Teammate
A PIECE OF THE PUZZLE, EIGHT TRAITS OF A QUALITY TEAMMATE
This is Coach Kush’s signature talk and the title of his latest book. How well do the members of your organization or team work together? Are you a smooth, well-oiled machine or a fractured collection of in-it-for-yourself individuals? In a straight forward no-excuses style, Kevin Kush discusses eight traits that can turn any group or organization into a cohesive, high-performing team. Including; respecting everyone, handling adversity, adapting to change, and the importance of having high energy and being accountable. Coach Kush’s passion for performance is contagious and will help lead your team to greater productivity and success!
LEADERSHIP IN LAYMAN’S TERMS
Leadership does not have to be complicated. Regardless of industry, the task of leading is the same. Leaders help people get from point A to point B. In a straight forward, nonsense style, Kevin Kush gives leaders and future leaders alike tools for their leadership toolbox. Participants will walk away with ideas they can implement with their team immediately, along with a renewed will to WIN!
Key components include:
- Building Trust
- Developing Unity
- Embracing Change
- Overcoming Adversity
- Professional Development
- AND MORE…………
- Understand leadership’s role in the TEAM concept
- Embrace the concept of trust and unity within the TEAM
- Know the importance of being your best when times aren’t
- Learn how to become an agent of change
- Seek opportunities to grow professionally and personally
- AND MORE……………..
THE 100-YARD CLASSROOM
Getting kids from point “A” to point “B” is a goal of any teacher, coach, or parent. In this inspirational and practical presentation, Coach Kush explains his dynamic strategies for motivating youth to individual improvement and team achievement. Kevin Kush has had tremendous success with his BoysTown football team comprised of youth who have academic, behavior, and emotional problems. Many have never played organized sports. Coach’s strategies can succeed for you whether you work with kids in a classroom, on a school athletic team, or in a weekend recreational league.
PLAYING ON GODS TEAM
Speaking from the heart, Coach Kevin Kush draws an analogy between playing on a football team and working hard every day to make it on God’s team. Who is your head coach? The Bible is your playbook. You don’t know how much time is on the clock! What is your defensive game plan against temptation? These are all concepts that Kevin discusses in a truly unique scripture filled presentation.
DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY
In this presentation Coach Kush cuts right to the chase and lays it on the line like only a coach can! Kevin discusses; the importance of choosing the right friends, how to set goals, overcoming adversity, making decisions big and small, and the importance of respecting everyone. Young people need direction to get through the doors of opportunity in front of them and Coach Kush shows them the way in this energy filled talk.
COMPETING WITH CHARACTER
Let’s put sportsmanship and fun back in youth sports! With over twenty-five years experience as a teacher and coach, Kevin Kush thinks it’s time to create a youth sports environment where character, sportsmanship, and fun are once again priorities. Coach Kush examines the good and the bad going on today on youth playing fields, along the sidelines, and in the stands. He urges us to remember that children look to adults as role models and gives coaches and parents a repertoire of skills to use that demonstrate respect, responsibility, courtesy, and much more to children.