Coach Brad · Coaching · Leadership · Success

The Elephant in the Coaches Room

A typical day in the life of Coach… The standard day begins at 6 AM when Coach gets out of bed to begin the day. Helping his wife with two kids in the morning, grabbing breakfast for the road, and driving to school is always a rushed morning. In season, this is the only time… Continue reading The Elephant in the Coaches Room

Coach Brad · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

3 Concepts Top Youth Sport Leaders Master

Directing a youth sport organization has the opportunity to be a rewarding experience in which your thoughts, processes, and philosophies are introduced to enrich the lives of the athletes, families, coaches, and all other followers connected to the group. The privilege granted to be a resource to many while controlling the final decision on significant organizational matters is a… Continue reading 3 Concepts Top Youth Sport Leaders Master

Coach Brad · Leadership · Success

Family Values

This fall is different for me for the first time since 1982 when I was five years old. I am not participating or coaching a fall team sport. From 1982 through 1998 I played soccer on youth, high school, and collegiate teams during the fall season. Following graduation from Salisbury University in May 1999, I returned to SU… Continue reading Family Values

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 · Coaching · Development · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

Praise the Process of Player Development

Player development and winning when put in the appropriate perspective for a youth athlete have an opportunity to work together to create the desired environment. The outcome for this type of environment is a love for training, player development, having fun, and passion for participation. Unfortunately, this practice which is accepted throughout the world is often… Continue reading Praise the Process of Player Development

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