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coaching

Red Sox Andrew Benintendi
April 8, 2019

Practice with a purpose

Challenging your players to create a competitive atmosphere outside of just games [caption id="attachment_27801" align="aligncenter" width="495"] Photo: Arturo Pardavila III, Flickr[/caption] It’s a hot summer day, and you just finished mowing ...


geno auriemma
April 4, 2019

Geno Auriemma: Coaches today are ‘afraid’ of their players

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma believes that the sensitivity of today's athletes has made coaches fearful of how they manage the team. [caption id="attachment_11569" align="alignright" width="154"] UConn women's basketball coach Geno...


darren fenster thank you letters
March 12, 2019

‘Thank You:’ Showing appreciation to your athletes

[caption id="attachment_27747" align="aligncenter" width="489"] "Championship thank you" letters were written on the back of lineup cards and given to each of the team's 49 players in an effort to show every player how they made a difference during t...


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...