Coach Brad · Coaching · Deliberate Practice · Development

Technical Brilliance through Deliberate Practice

“Not every good juggler is a good player, but every good player is a good juggler.”   Unknown My dreams as a child (dating back to sixth grade) were to be a physical education teacher and high school athletic coach if my professional athlete dreams did not turn out (Dream Big!!!). Following my experiences at… Continue reading Technical Brilliance through Deliberate Practice

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Success

Live Your Dream!!!

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” -Seth Godin This statement hit home for me after teaching physical education for nine years in a school setting.  Towards the end of my eighth school year I found myself totally uninterested in teaching… Continue reading Live Your Dream!!!

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Success

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

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Success

Gain Knowledge to Pursue Success

“We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.” Eric Hoffer (social philosopher) Parents and coaches who deem it important for their child/athlete to be successful perform research allowing them to create the best environment for passion and development to take place.  In the information age of the internet, this process should… Continue reading Gain Knowledge to Pursue Success

Coach Brad · Development · Intentional Positive Interaction · Leadership · Success

Effect of Defining Success

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  -Mahatma Gandhi Defining success allows the participants to understand how to win.  If the athlete does not know how to be a success, you can win the game, but never really create the passion or future aspirations that learning… Continue reading Effect of Defining Success

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

Creating Realistic Success

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington Defining success in a realistic manner creates opportunities for individuals and teams to accomplish established goals and create openings… Continue reading Creating Realistic Success

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership

Success Defined

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright and co-founder of London School of Economics Finding and defining success is an important concept that athletes, coaches, and parents must comprehend… Continue reading Success Defined

Coach Matt · College Athletics · Development · Education · Leadership

My Interests: How Do They Affect My Choices

Part 4 of Who am I When discussing interests and enthusiasm with my athletes I often ask for a school class/subject that they do not enjoy.  I may hear things like math, or english, or even chemistry.  My next question to them is why don’t you like this class/subject? The common answer I get is… Continue reading My Interests: How Do They Affect My Choices

Coach Brad · Development · Leadership

10 Characteristics of a Servant Leader

“Those who believe what we believe offer their blood, sweat, and tears.  Those who don’t believe demand more money and glory.” -Simon Sinek (Author and Speaker) John Maxwell and Simon Sinek are both well knows Servant Leaders who have created cultures of success among their followers.  These are two of my favorite quotes from them.… Continue reading 10 Characteristics of a Servant Leader