Coach Brad · Coaching · Development · Youth Soccer Development · Youth Sports

Youth Soccer Coaches in the United States: The 2014 Youth Development Dilemma

“The job isn’t to catch up to the status quo; the job is to invent the status quo.” Seth Godin Youth soccer development for players growing up in the United States and then competing with the national team is at a crossroads in 2014. With seven of the current 23 players on the US World… Continue reading Youth Soccer Coaches in the United States: The 2014 Youth Development Dilemma

Coach Matt · Coaching · Development · Education · Success · Youth Sports

Baseball – State of the Game Part III

Baseball first began in the United States around 1790 meaning that this great game has been around for over two hundred years. Known as the National Pastime, Baseball has been an American game that has spread to other countries around the world. With that being said, you would come to think that the United States would… Continue reading Baseball – State of the Game Part III

Change · Coach Matt · Coaching · Development · Education · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

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

ACL Injury · Guest Posts

Austin Seelbach – Recovery is Happening!!!

Austin Seelbach writes a fantastic post about how her ACL recovery is coming along. Austin is an amazing person and has allowed the readers of EducatedCoaches.com an inside look at her struggles and triumphs as she works towards a full recover of her ACL tear. Thanks for reading about this amazing young lady. Hey everyone,… Continue reading Austin Seelbach – Recovery is Happening!!!

Change · Coach Brad · Coaching · Development · Education · Education of a Coach

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

ACL Injury · Development · Guest Posts

My New Sport is Recovery

Austin has been doing an amazing job letting all of the EducatedCoaches.com readers know how she is recovering from her ACL tear.  Her story continues below.  To read the other sections of her inspirational pieces click on the following links: Austin Seelbach – ACL Operation, Recovery, and Rehabilitation Austin Seelbach – ACL Surgery and First Days… Continue reading My New Sport is Recovery

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Learning Creates Progress and Purpose

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” -John Wooden Learning where to look for competent research based information about youth sports is half the battle.  Of course reading it then is really important as well… I have compiled a list of a few web sites and books that I really believe… Continue reading Learning Creates Progress and Purpose

Change · Coach Matt · Development · Education · Success

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

Change · Coach Matt · Development · Leadership

Why Change? Part 1

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow we aren’t really living.”  – Gail Sheehy A leader must be willing to change and grow for the better.  This is the one of many important components of becoming successful.  Too often, people are resilient to change.  This is the case because change is… Continue reading Why Change? Part 1