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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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Coaching Tips 2 – Miguel Lopez – Coaching Points with Detail

Coach Miguel is back with another Thursday soccer coaching tip.  Coach Miguel has just registered for the NSCAA Premier Diploma and is beyond excited to take this course in January.  It will be a fantastic time for him to continue his growth as a coach and a leader.  For this post, Coach Miguel writes about giving… Continue reading Coaching Tips 2 – Miguel Lopez – Coaching Points with Detail

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Learning Through Mentorship on the Athletic Field

“To reach people no one else is reaching, we must do things no one else is doing.” Craig Groeschel (LifeChurch.tv) Leaders within organizations must realize that in order to be a success, they must build a climate calculated to build potential leaders.  Leaders that surround themselves with other leaders create more success for their organization.… Continue reading Learning Through Mentorship on the Athletic Field

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Youth Soccer Coaches in the United States: Organizational Structure

Leaders influence followers within all areas of life including business, leisure, and recreational activities. Within the youth soccer world; soccer coaches, directors and organizations provide leadership and the knowledge of how to become a better soccer player. The knowledge, level, and ability of the organization and coach directly influence the passion and skill development of… Continue reading Youth Soccer Coaches in the United States: Organizational Structure

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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

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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

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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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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