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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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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

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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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Sport Specialization – The Whole Truth

The age at which an athlete should begin specializing in a single sport has been and currently is a hot topic in the United States. We hear all the time that sport specialization can lead to increased stress, overuse injuries, burnout, and lack of motivation. We know that there is plenty of research available that… Continue reading Sport Specialization – The Whole Truth

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The Education of a Coach Part IX: The Importance of the Leaders Behavior

“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react.  If you’re in control, they’re in control.”   -Tom Landry (Former NFL Player and Coach) Game Day is an exciting day for athletes, parents, fans, the coaching staff, and anybody else that shows concern for the organization or… Continue reading The Education of a Coach Part IX: The Importance of the Leaders Behavior

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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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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