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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...


October 21, 2010

Select Team Coaches Vs. High School Coaches

Katy, bar the door — this subject hits a raw nerve.There’s a cold war going on right now in amateur athletics. On one side are the high school coaches across the nation. The other side of the skirmish is comprised of the individuals who coach selec...


September 22, 2010

Team players: Getting athletes to accept their roles

Struggling to get some of your athletes — or their parents — to accept their limited roles? You're not alone. Getting your athletes to understand, accept and even embrace their roles is one of the biggest areas for developing a successful team...


February 10, 2010

Yeagley Named Indiana Soccer Coach

After a national search, Indiana University has hired Todd Yeagley as the school’s third men’s soccer coach. Yeagley played at Indiana earned National Player of the Year honors and making the All-American team four times. He had been the ...