February 7, 2022

5 Lessons for Young Athletes from Joe Burrow and the Super Bowl LVI Contender Cincinnati Bengals

5 Lessons for Young Athletes from Joe Burrow and the Super Bowl LVI Contender Cincinnati Bengals Having not won a playoff game since 1990, the Cincinnati […]
January 10, 2022

Middle School Rules: How Our Middle School Sports Book helps Lessen Stress in Children

Middle School Rules: How Our Middle School Sports Book helps Lessen Stress in Children   Model Student Athlete is a sports video series for managing stress […]
February 2, 2021

Press Release: SEAN JENSEN Shares Super Bowl Content for Young Athletes Across Multiple Platforms

January 27, 2021

5 Most Overlooked Players in Super Bowl LV

The Super Bowl is must-see TV. The NFL championship game is the most-watched television broadcast in the United States every year and also is broadcast in […]
January 23, 2021

Why I Created Model Student Athlete and How You Can Check It Out for Free!

There have been a lot of challenges and distractions over the last year. Our country — and world — has been impacted by COVID-19, racial injustices […]
November 21, 2020

WCCO: Sean Jensen on guiding your kids through COVID-19

Appreciated the invitation from Henry Lake to be on his WCCO show recently to discuss how COVID has paused or cancelled youth sports. Lake set me […]
November 21, 2020

Press Release: Sean Jensen Shares Keys to Encourage Young Athletes in the Midst of COVID-19 Challenges

November 18, 2020

6 Keys to Help Young Athletes Persevere Through COVID Challenges

In mid-February, Zach Edler and more than a dozen others set out on a 25-day adventure, rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. They were […]
November 14, 2020

Chet Holmgren Journey to ESPN Top-Ranking Depended on Perseverance and Support

Shared this thread on Chet Holmgren via Twitter. But here is a fuller version. Chet Holmgren shined on nationally-televised games lately but ESPN’s top-rated prep player, persevered […]
October 17, 2020

Reflections on Coaching during COVID

I’ve had a few days to reflect after our JV and Varsity seasons with the Boys Soccer team at Minnehaha Academy has ended. Here are a […]
July 25, 2020

How Dwyane Wade Keeps Playing a Central Role Throughout My Career

By Sean Jensen It seems fitting that Dwyane Wade, of all athletes, would provide an incredible break for my new video series. The thrust of Model […]
March 25, 2020

Why Thomas Morstead Is a Great Fit For the Middle School Rules

Thomas Morstead and I were supposed to meet in person, days before Super Bowl LII. He wished he could be in my hometown of Minneapolis to […]
April 14, 2019

Dream Round at Augusta National

This is a repost of my AOL Sports column, published on April 9th, 2007, a day after Zach Johnson won the 71st Masters.  So what chance […]
July 31, 2017

Introducing The Middle School Rules of Vontae Davis

I’m a storyteller, and I feel so privileged to share so many inspiring stories. But the fifth athlete in the Middle School Rules series has a […]
July 19, 2017

MSR Peanut Punch Commercial on All Over Media

Excited to share the first Middle School Rules commercial, which is playing on over 130 All Over Media screens in Minnesota and California. The spot stars […]
January 21, 2017

Hometown Sports Editor: “Of all the athletes I covered in some 49 years in the business, Jamaal Charles was my favorite”

Bob West is a legendary sports columnist in Texas, serving as sports editor of Jamaal’s hometown newspaper, the Port Arthur News, for 43 years. The winner […]
June 28, 2016

Introducing… The Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins

Super excited to introduce the first female athlete in the The Middle School Rules series, WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins. Books for elementary and middle school readers […]
February 1, 2016

When Charles Tillman was Racially Profiled in Sixth Grade

THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED IN FEBRUARY 2016 My 8-year-old son loves football, and we often play as a family in our living room. He knows he […]
October 29, 2015

MSR gets “car wash” treatment at ESPN

In sports, an athlete or coach hasn’t made it unless they’ve experienced ESPN’s “Car Wash.” Well, Charles Tillman did the rounds at ESPN, talking about the […]
February 1, 2015

The launch of Middle School Rules

When my wife and I had our first child, I bought a fancy new camera, and I proceeded to take at least a couple of pictures […]
January 30, 2015

Why I developed Middle School Rules

My wife Erica and I try to read to our kids every day. Sometimes in the morning, often in the evening, always before bedtime. When they’re […]