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Player Growth Through Coaching

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Two weeks ago, I had a fabulous opportunity to direct a soccer camp that featured participants between the ages of 4 and 14. With a smaller enrollment, we were able to focus intentionally on skill development with the older group for the first few hours… Continue reading Player Growth Through Coaching

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Learning is a Lifetime Activity

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi Taking opportunities to learn fosters growth and transformation. Not taking these opportunities limits your ability for improvement. Within every profession, learning opportunities exist and must be taken advantage of if development and leadership are the goal. When daily learning is combined… Continue reading Learning is a Lifetime Activity

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U Coach…

On Tuesday, I wrote about the reasons I coach with the hopes that many of you would share with me the reasons you participate in the wonderful world of teaching and coaching.  Many people shared and commented on their experiences within the profession but I received an especially remarkable response from Tom Valcke through email… Continue reading U Coach…

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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 – Miguel Lopez Style

Miguel Lopez is the Hilton Head Academy Director at Storm Soccer Academy.  A young coach in age, he has numerous experiences working with young soccer players between the ages of 5 and 13.  The number of hours he has spent coaching and education he has received at such a young age has created his ability… Continue reading Coaching Tips – Miguel Lopez Style

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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