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leadership

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 ...


basketball team leadership huddle
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...


Mike Krzyzewski USA Basketball ring
November 29, 2018

The 13 qualities of great leaders

I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to work with, learn from and talk shop with countless hall-of-fame basketball coaches over my career. There were dinners with Bobby Knight and Hubie Brown, and I watched Mike Krzyzewski and John Calipar...


athletic director
August 24, 2018

Becoming the visible leader

Whether it’s at games or community events, athletic directors must put their support on full display Often when you step on an elevator, you can hear music. It’s not bold and overwhelming, but you can hear it nonetheless. You might be able t...


July 11, 2018

Support the next generation of leaders

The future of interscholastic and collegiate athletics is contingent upon those in charge — coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, manufacturers, strength professionals. That fact prompted Coach & Athletic Director to launch the Sports...


October 10, 2017

The six commitments of great coaches

I once read an article that examined the six leadership commitments of five-time NBA champion head coach Gregg Popovich. Because he has been so successful, I thought I'd share the tips and put my own spin on how these help coaches. 1. Understand wha...


May 14, 2017

Powerline: Improving work ethic and developing leaders

In an article that recently appeared in Coach & Athletic Director, the author referenced the book "Millennials go to College," written by Neil Howe and William Strauss, as the lead-in for his discussion. There were some interesting bullet poi...


February 14, 2017

Poll: Does your school offer leadership training for athletes?

In January, Coach & Athletic Director asked coaches if their school offered a program to help develop leadership in athletes — captains council, leadership club, etc. Just one-third said that their school has such a program. Here are the co...