Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Success

One Word for the Fall Season

Breaking the cycle of status quo coach, parent, and athlete behavior is a common theme on the Educated Coaches blog. For this upcoming fall season, let’s go one step further and encourage positive change through focused behavior. Taking a tip from the website My One Word, the fall season seems like a natural time to… Continue reading One Word for the Fall Season

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Success · Youth Sports

Creating Passion to Promote Productivity

If you don’t love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much. Steve Jobs As the founder and former CEO of Apple points out in the quote above, the more passion that exists in the individual or group, the increased effort that will be… Continue reading Creating Passion to Promote Productivity

Coach Brad · Education · Leadership · Youth Soccer Development · Youth Sports

Creating Family Buy-In Within Youth Sport Organizations

The youth sport organization that can create an inviting atmosphere for families will have increased long term success in accomplishing a culture of togetherness throughout the entire group. This closeness will promote increased commitment to the organization, the team, the coaches, and other families which will encourage teams to stay together over the long term. Other benefits include families and participants… Continue reading Creating Family Buy-In Within Youth Sport Organizations

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Youth Sports

Player Growth Through Coaching

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Two weeks ago, I had a fabulous opportunity to direct a soccer camp that featured participants between the ages of 4 and 14. With a smaller enrollment, we were able to focus intentionally on skill development with the older group for the first few hours… Continue reading Player Growth Through Coaching

Coach Brad · Education · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

The United States Soccer Federation “C” License Experience

Storm Soccer Academy Director Miguel Lopez took his USSF “C” License in December 2015. Over the last few years, numerous structural changes have been made to the courses offered by the Federation in order to enhance and improve the licensing experience. With observations made by Mike Woitalla in the following article: License-mania–Aggrandizing the coach in… Continue reading The United States Soccer Federation “C” License Experience

Coach Brad · Coaching · Education · Leadership · Positive Sports Environment · Success · Youth Sports

3 Ways to Make Youth Sports Significant for the Participant

As players throughout the country begin to train and play games in their respective spring sports, three ideas should be front and center for all coaches and parents (and one of them is not winning). These ideas are transformational youth sport truths and if established on your team or with your group at any level, success… Continue reading 3 Ways to Make Youth Sports Significant for the Participant

Coach Matt · Education · Leadership · Success

Commitment: Measuring Buy-In

Coaches often ask their athletes if they are bought in to becoming successful in their sport or the best athlete they can personally become. The answer we always hear is YES Coach, I am ALL IN! This is great to hear, but as a coach, how do we truly know if they are bought in?… Continue reading Commitment: Measuring Buy-In

Coach Brad · Education · Intentional Positive Interaction · Leadership · Positive Sports Environment · Success · Youth Sports

Positivity Inspires Positivity

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that literally saves their lives. Anthony Robbins – Motivational Speaker The coach that continually provides feedback to players by always telling them… Continue reading Positivity Inspires Positivity

Coach Brad · Education · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

Continuing Education Fuels Growth

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats – Poet Continuing education in its many forms provides the opportunity for learning and personal growth to take place throughout your entire life. It has the possibility to light a fire that burns so hot, you are willing to… Continue reading Continuing Education Fuels Growth