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Why?

If the video does not appear on your email, I urge you to watch it at the following youtube link: https://youtu.be/3bO03cr-MrI. Please share this video if you believe in the message.  Promoting success through the process of creating an appropriate environment is possible. Join the movement now and enrich the youth sports experience for all.… Continue reading Why?

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Matching Values and Beliefs

Organizations, coaches, and leaders in all walks of life are successful when they form a culture of success. When this development occurs early within the relationship of leader and follower, increased trust and passion for the leader are demonstrated. This knowledge is beneficial for coaches, teachers, and organizations that work with athletes of all ages… Continue reading Matching Values and Beliefs

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Change Creates Program Growth

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates Does your youth sports organization create a positive sports environment for all participants within the program? Do all coaches follow the organizations philosophy? Do the coach and organization have a proven developmental pathway?  Become… Continue reading Change Creates Program Growth

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2015 and Beyond – Educate, Educate, Educate

“I alone cannot change the World, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Mother Teresa I firmly believe that 2015 can be the year of education for families, coaches, athletes, fans, and other supporters of positive activities within athletics. This is not a simple process, but it is extremely difficult… Continue reading 2015 and Beyond – Educate, Educate, Educate

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I Coach…

Why spend my time working with sport participants?  It sure isn’t for wins and losses…Wins and losses do not last as the next game is always on the horizon.  I COACH… I coach to create positive relationships. I coach to have and promote fun. I coach to be involved with feelings of jubilation and success. I… Continue reading I Coach…

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Baseball – State of the Game Part II

As stated in other posts here on EducatedCoaches.com, the experiences we create for young participants are vital to developing a lasting love for the game. It is my observation of the game of baseball that the experiences that are currently being created at an early age are nowhere near the best possible opportunities for falling in… Continue reading Baseball – State of the Game Part II

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Baseball – State of the Game Part I

Today was opening day for the local little league and my daughter, Elodie, is playing on a t-ball team with other children aged four and five. The day started off great as there was a parade that traveled all through the town ending at the ball fields. Following the parade, we had an opening ceremony… Continue reading Baseball – State of the Game Part I

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The Education of a Coach Part X: Athletes, Families, Coaches, and Fans Want Your Leadership

“The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in.  Paint a picture of the future.  Go there.  People will follow.” -Seth Godin (Leadership Expert) With this being the final blog post of the Education of a Coach Series, I wanted to have another discussion about sport leadership.  To catch up on all of… Continue reading The Education of a Coach Part X: Athletes, Families, Coaches, and Fans Want Your Leadership

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Sport Specialization – The Whole Truth

The age at which an athlete should begin specializing in a single sport has been and currently is a hot topic in the United States. We hear all the time that sport specialization can lead to increased stress, overuse injuries, burnout, and lack of motivation. We know that there is plenty of research available that… Continue reading Sport Specialization – The Whole Truth

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Time for A Change – Part II

Coach Matt Nein writes a fantastic post about change and the realities of this happening. ENJOY!!! It’s time, time to start the change.  You cannot stay in one place and expect success to develop.  As I said in part 1 of this blog resiliency to change is often easier.  Change takes effort and commitment to… Continue reading Time for A Change – Part II