leadership

sideline
February 13, 2024

Study: How sideline sports behavior affects young athletes

For children’s sports, there’s no doubt that parents are essential – they’re the free ferry service, the half-time orange supplier, and the local cheer squad. But when it comes to sideline behavior, some parents can behave badly, and when thi...


mental health
July 27, 2023

Steps to lead to better mental health for ADs

The issue of mental health involving student-athletes has been at the forefront in the past few years, and rightfully so. Steps to educate and help young people are essential, and incorporating proactive initiatives is imperative. In light of long st...


leaders
November 15, 2022

6 Qualities of Great Leaders

Leadership is more than levying authority, it’s about being a source of inspiration and empowerment for others in achieving success. It entails making decisions based on the good of the group rather than self-gain.  Great leaders aren’t passi...


essentials
November 8, 2022

Seven Essentials of Great Teams

If you have ever experienced the miracle of a great team as either a player or a coach, it is something that you will always remember. Making a team a great team involves choices that are in the control of the participants. Building that team inv...


adversity
October 6, 2022

6 Strategies to Help Coaches Defeat Adversity

It’s frustrating for athletes when they’re running on fumes, feeling like they have nothing more to give and that no matter what they do there is nothing left to push past a seemingly insurmountable wall. They can feel hopelessness, discouragemen...


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...