March 25, 2020

Coaches, athletes getting creative to connect, stay in shape at home

[caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Carissa Swan / Twenty20[/caption] With a long list of cancellations and suspensions across winter and spring sports due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak, and the imple...

March 17, 2020

WBCA, Pat Summitt Leadership Group announce strategic partnership

ATLANTA (Feb. 13, 2020) — The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the Pat Summitt Leadership Group (PSLG) have teamed up to develop and offer educational leadership programs for girls’ and women’s basketball coaches. Utilizing ...

March 12, 2020

The unspoken language of motivation

Coaches generally try to accomplish two things with their athletes: get them to exert maximum effort, and get them to play up to their potential. Both of these objectives require a selling job — good motivation. In a way, coaches are similar to ...

February 5, 2020

Coaching Gen Z: How a veteran coach approaches the game

{Sponsored} Throughout his 25 years as a coach, Tommy Brakel has seen an evolution in what student-athletes need, how coaching impacts futures and what he feels he needs to give back to both the student-athletes and other coaches. Brakel is the head ...

February 4, 2020

Achieving excellence in coaching by learning from the best

{Sponsored} Lawrence Judge, Ph.D., epitomizes coaching excellence. His experience includes coaching NCAA champions, Olympians, Paralympians and over 100 All-Americans for over 30 years. At the November 2019 World Championships in Dubai, his athletes ...

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January 21, 2020

Transitioning athletes into team managers

At the conclusion of tryouts, coaches often have major decisions to make — who makes the team, and who doesn't. In most situations, you can’t keep everyone. It isn’t practical. There's no possible way to include an unlimited number of player...

January 13, 2020

Minnesota HS hockey coach quits midseason over parent pressure

A Minnesota high school girls hockey coach stepped down last week, saying the pressure from some parents was too much to manage. John Marshall High School has seven games remaining on its regular season schedule, but head coach Josh Chapman said i...

January 7, 2020

‘Compete-Learn-Honor’ enhances mental, emotional training

Every coach needs to establish their own coaching philosophy. I developed mine for our junior varsity tennis team years ago, but the feedback I’ve received is that it’s applicable for all sports. My philosophy is simple: Compete-Learn-Honor. Th...