Coaching »


December 28, 2011

Breaking down the Linfield College’s football culture

Year-in and year-out, the Linfield College (Oregon) football team piles up winning seasons. With an NCAA-record 56 consecutive seasons with a winning record, the culture of football at the small, private school located 40 miles southwes...

December 7, 2011

More Coaches, Athletic Directors And Trainers Are Continuing Their Education Online

Online, video correspondence courses are growing at a rapid rate and offer an expansive list of classes You wake up before the sun rises. After getting yourself ready for the day, you spend a few minutes with your family, then it’s off to educate ...

November 3, 2011

Expanding the summer ‘dead period’ makes sense

Most states across the country have a specified “dead” period in the summer when high school student-athletes are not allowed any contact with their coaches, nor are they allowed to utilize school facilities. The intention is to give athletes a muc...

October 4, 2011

Reversing course: The story of the 2010 Xavier soccer team

A blueprint for how head coach Andy Fleming turned around a struggling program [caption id="attachment_25481" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photos courtesy of Xavier athletics.[/caption] The Xavier Musketeers men's soccer team took the field i...

August 29, 2011

The 7 attributes of effective team leaders

All of us want to equip our captains and team leaders with the skills they need in order to be effective. I believe that the success our leaders experience is in direct relationship to how well we train them to lead the team. According to John...

June 16, 2011

Coach…Do You Know Yourself?

“When a person understands himself he will understand his basic needs and true motivation and will learn to behave in a manner which will satisfy those needs. Self-understanding will also enable one to understand and relate to other people more effe...

March 24, 2011

Basketball: Shaka Smart’s three best inbound plays

DIAGRAM 1: Inbound Play 1 (A). From a box set, 5 screens for 4. 4 heads toward the ball-side corner. 5 then receives a backscreen from 2. 5 rolls to the hoop while 3 shifts for a possible outlet pass.       DIAGRAM ...

February 16, 2011

Ten ways to manage your team with integrity

As coaches, we have to see ourselves as CEOs. So when I read this article listing maxims for success in public relations, I knew it’d be a benefit to us. Much like public relations professionals — and as the CEOs of our programs — we must cons...

February 16, 2011

Ten business truisms that apply to sports, coaching

We should always try to learn and get better. I’m always scouring the internet for anything that makes me a better coach, and I once read an article about business truism that can improve your life. I discovered that many of those principles apply...

December 1, 2010

Measuring the success of your athletic program

If you ask the average fan, or even some coaches, how you measure success in athletics, the most common answer is winning. Parents might, in addition, include factors such as seeing their child as a starter on the team or possibly earning a college s...