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coaching

waunakee football team culture
October 14, 2019

Chemistry Creators: A deliberate plan to improve team culture

We were on the brink of a fantastic season. This was several years ago, when I had a strong core of returning players and a highly touted recruiting class joining our men’s basketball team at Southern Maine Community College. As head coach, I was...


david ortiz clutch hitter
September 30, 2019

The Clutch Gene: Can you teach performance under pressure?

[caption id="attachment_28319" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo: Waldo Jaquith, Flickr[/caption] Spend enough time in sports, and you’ll discover that some players just have a knack for making the big play at just the right moment. Sometim...


baseball coach huddle
July 24, 2019

Helping athletes find their voice

Baseball is very much a game of routine. And those routines are an integral part of a player’s individual development, not to mention the team culture and environment. Hitters spend time in the cage every day to get their swings right. Pitchers w...


athlete running
July 9, 2019

Running for Punishment: Why coaches should give it up

At a high school baseball game, I watched as the batter took a called third strike and immediately began running toward the dugout. “Nice hustle,” I thought. That’s until he bypassed the dugout, ran to the outfield fence, and tapped the foul ...


June 27, 2019

N.J. bill would give job security to tenured coaches

A New Jersey bill would provide greater job security to high school coaches who also are tenured employees within the school district. [caption id="attachment_27210" align="alignright" width="243"] Photo: Jim Larrison, Flickr[/caption] Sen. Tro...


baseball umpire
June 18, 2019

Bridging the Divide: Developing positive relationships with refs

[caption id="attachment_27929" align="aligncenter" width="488"] A calm, composed approach can help coaches have meaningful discussions with referees and umpires. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] In a perfect world, every coach would have experience ...


losing with dignity basketball
May 30, 2019

Losing With Dignity

A lesson in leadership to help coaches guide their players [caption id="attachment_27893" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Losing is tough, but it's a part of every sport. Players and coaches should learn to do it with class.[/caption] A universa...


April 19, 2019

Developing Your Players into Future Coaches

{Sponsored} When molding your players into potential members of your coaching staff, it’s important to first know the characteristics future leaders will display, on and off the field. A winning attitude is imperative. This means that they’re ...