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Effective Leadership Produces Positive Relationships

“Friend, there’s no greater investment in life than in being a people builder. Relationships are more important than our accomplishments.” Joel Osteen Creating an effective environment that defines success for each participant is a vital aspect of creating a positive experience when part of a team. The leader/coach that can provide this type of experience has… Continue reading Effective Leadership Produces Positive Relationships

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Adjust Your Mindset: The Relationship with the Sport Official

“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” Lou Holtz – Former College Football Coach I have watched numerous sporting events over the course of a lifetime of participation, refereeing, and coaching.  Treatment of the official is a significant problem across the United States at all… Continue reading Adjust Your Mindset: The Relationship with the Sport Official

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The Strength of Humility

As a full time youth soccer coach, I may work with children between the ages of 3 to 18 all in the same day.  Providing this service with a full effort on each occasion like it could be the final time I ever work with that group or participant is an item I attempt to… Continue reading The Strength of Humility

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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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The Education of a Coach Part VIII: Developing a Mentorship Relationship

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th President of the United States) As a young coach, developing a mentor relationship with a more experienced and accomplished colleague can set in motion a valuable friendship that allows for both… Continue reading The Education of a Coach Part VIII: Developing a Mentorship Relationship

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Over the course of the last six months, Matt and I have had a blast developing and promoting our thoughts on sport and leadership success.  We look forward to the new year by providing you with relevant and timely posts to enhance the sports experience for parents, coaches, athletes, and fans. We have just been… Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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The Education of a Coach Part VII: 10,000 Hours Leads to Success

Becoming an expert teacher-coach is a rigorous process that a considerable number of coaches will unfortunately never be able to realize.  One does not just become a superior coach but must work hard at their craft employing a distinct method to find this excellence.  An individual must put forth a focused effort over the course… Continue reading The Education of a Coach Part VII: 10,000 Hours Leads to Success

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The Education of A Coach Part VI: Coaching Attributes that Lead to Participant Success

Excellent teacher-coaches are able to provide a meaningful journey for the athletes they find themselves around.  They create experiences that set in motion the athletes aspirations to provide more: Effort Desire Passion Commitment Development Intensity Skill Development Leadership Growth Athletes that participate for teacher-coaches like this love to interact with the coach, be praised by… Continue reading The Education of A Coach Part VI: Coaching Attributes that Lead to Participant Success

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The Education of A Coach Part II – The Developmental Process

Learning the process of educating others in the athletic realm has always been intriguing to me.  From the days when my Dad was the coach through playing higher level baseball and soccer, it was always interesting to me to assess how coaches train athletes.  Observing these methods in action shaped and molded my belief system… Continue reading The Education of A Coach Part II – The Developmental Process

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The Education of A Coach

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.” -Horace Mann Americans are often considered some of the top soccer goalkeepers in the World due to many reasons including participating in multiple sports that improve hand-eye coordination and having tremendous athleticism and then… Continue reading The Education of A Coach