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leadership

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...


Video

How do you choose team captains?

There are seemingly hundreds of unique methods coaches use to choose captains for their respective programs. Listen to coaches at Kennedy (Iowa) High School describe their strategies. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjSyCGViDG4[/embed]...


December 18, 2016

Creating a pipeline of team leaders

Just as you must analyze, recruit, develop and replace your team’s physical talent, you must also do the same with your team leaders. Most coaches are familiar with depth charts. These help you stay on top of your team by visually seeing your pe...


December 16, 2016

Between the Lines: Senior leaders can build sustained success

[caption id="attachment_26932" align="alignleft" width="100"] Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Senior players are an asset to every team, and coaches who don’t take full advantage of their leadership and influence are missing an enormous opportunity. ...


December 5, 2016

Q&A: Arnie Miehe, seven-time state champion cross country coach

Five consecutive state championships would satisfy any high school coach, but that’s not what keeps Arnie Miehe motivated. All he wants is to make a difference. “I love it when (former athletes) send me Christmas cards; that’s what it’s ab...


December 1, 2016

Insidious leadership and cowardly followership

The now infamous “hits seen around the world” have been watched more than 11 million times on YouTube. The video shows referee Robert Watts attacked by two players during a football game between John Jay and Marble Falls high schools in San Anton...


September 22, 2016

4 leadership lessons from Serena Williams

What is it that makes Serena Williams the ultimate competitor? How has she not only won consistently, but also established herself as perhaps the most dominant athlete of our time? And what can business leaders, high-performance coaches and top-f...


June 23, 2016

Lead ‘em Up teaches leadership, character to athletes

Sports programs today are designed to create the complete athlete, from strength training to skill development and nutrition. But very few focus on character. That’s a void Adam Bradley wants to fill. Last August he began by launching Lead ‘em...