leadership

champions
November 16, 2021

5 Characteristics of Champions

Are champions born or are they molded by their experiences? The answer is probably a mixture of the two. While there are born winners among us, becoming a champion — or developing a championship mindset — can be nurtured. Anyone who’s been a co...


leadership
November 11, 2021

Leadership Issues Facing Youth Sports

Growing up, I played roller hockey with the neighborhood kids. We played without the watchful eye of a coach or parent. Never once was I corrected for the litany of “mistakes” I made every day. When disagreements occurred, no coach or parent was ...


attitude
October 18, 2021

Defining Athletic Attitude

We hear coaches use the word “attitude” frequently. Have you ever defined exactly what “attitude” means to you? The more clearly you can define anything, the better chance young people will understand and apply it. Clarity and brevity (with d...


leadership
July 28, 2021

Building a Dynamic Program with Leadership & Culture

When student-athletes leave your athletics program, what part of the culture will they remember? Will they adopt the leadership qualities we instilled in them to their next step in life?  A culture that is relevant and influential gives an athlet...


ihsa
December 2, 2019

3 practical strategies to train leadership

Whether you believe leaders are born or made, it’s a coach’s responsibility to foster an environment where leadership skills can not only develop but thrive. Across all sports, coaches can make choices about how to structure their practices with ...


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 ...


nfhs
January 22, 2019

The 4 pillars of team leadership

Motivation, communication, peer modeling and team cohesion develop strong captains [caption id="attachment_27429" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo: Harris Walker[/caption] Winning isn’t everything — there are a number of other advantage...