Coach Matt · Education · Leadership · Success

Commitment: Measuring Buy-In

Coaches often ask their athletes if they are bought in to becoming successful in their sport or the best athlete they can personally become. The answer we always hear is YES Coach, I am ALL IN! This is great to hear, but as a coach, how do we truly know if they are bought in?… Continue reading Commitment: Measuring Buy-In

Coach Brad · Education · Intentional Positive Interaction · Leadership · Positive Sports Environment · Success · Youth Sports

Positivity Inspires Positivity

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that literally saves their lives. Anthony Robbins – Motivational Speaker The coach that continually provides feedback to players by always telling them… Continue reading Positivity Inspires Positivity

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

PASSION

A positive, intense feeling that you experience for something that is profoundly meaningful for you as an individual. Melissa Cardon – Passion Researcher As a coach, infusing passion for the topic within each participant creates the critical value of the lesson. Passion matters because it leads to important behaviors and outcomes associated with successful athletes. Athletes exposed… Continue reading PASSION

Coach Brad · Coaching · Development · Education · Leadership · Positive Sports Environment · Success · Youth Soccer Development · Youth Sports

The Search for Meaningful Athletic Competition

Meaningful athletic competitions happen between teams that are closely matched in skill and effort and result in both teams improving because of the contest. Each team is challenged to perform at their best throughout the entire game in order to achieve process success as well as result success. Most of these types of games involve intense… Continue reading The Search for Meaningful Athletic Competition

Coach Brad · Coaching · Development · Education · Leadership · Positive Sports Environment · Success · Youth Sports

Youth Team Development – Keep Families In the Game

  Why do certain families and players participate with the same youth sport organization for their entire youth sports career while others move to other sports, other activities, or other youth sport organizations. Three reasons I believe organizations are able to retain participants are: Organizational values and beliefs that match the families values and beliefs… Continue reading Youth Team Development – Keep Families In the Game