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coaching

school soccer coach
February 12, 2019

A recipe for failure

Four ways coaches hinder success, and how they can turn it around [caption id="attachment_27504" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photo: Alan Levine, Flickr[/caption] Coaches are tasked with developing and cultivating success, athletic improvemen...


January 15, 2019

Developing a blue chip program without blue chip players

9 tips for building a team destined for long-term success I often hear coaches make excuses about not being able to get over the hump. How many times have you heard a coach say they have a young team and won’t be good for a couple of years? Th...


January 10, 2019

Growth by Growing Up

A lesson in why all coaches should exercise patience with their young athletes "He stinks." "He's lazy." "He's selfish." "He doesn't listen." Most coaches, at one point or another, have uttered at least one of the aforementioned ...


2018 top stories
December 26, 2018

Coach & Athletic Director’s top stories of 2018

The year is coming to an end, and the Coach & Athletic Director team thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at some of 2018's biggest stories. To little surprise, some of the year's most-read articles revolved around parents beh...


December 20, 2018

The power of mental training

Goal setting, imagery gets athletes in the right state of mind before practices and competition When the pressure is on, many thoughts go through an athlete’s mind. If I miss this shot, will we lose? What if I can’t defend my opponent? If...


November 30, 2018

Muffet McGraw: Parents must let their kids fail

Muffet McGraw doesn’t believe athletes today are that much different than the generations who came before them. She does, however, believe parents have changed quite a bit. [caption id="attachment_27246" align="alignright" width="239"] Photo: Co...


Mike Krzyzewski USA Basketball ring
November 29, 2018

The 13 qualities of great leaders

I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to work with, learn from and talk shop with countless hall-of-fame basketball coaches over my career. There were dinners with Bobby Knight and Hubie Brown, and I watched Mike Krzyzewski and John Calipar...


athletes coach huddle feedback
November 14, 2018

Welcoming feedback from athletes and parents

Modern day coaches benefit by creating an all-inclusive environment in their programs [caption id="attachment_27210" align="aligncenter" width="484"] Photo: Jim Larrison, Flickr[/caption] The “my way or the highway” style has been dismissed a...