As players throughout the country begin to train and play games in their respective spring sports, three ideas should be front and center for all coaches and parents (and one of them is not winning). These ideas are transformational youth sport truths and if established on your team or with your group at any level, success… Continue reading 3 Ways to Make Youth Sports Significant for the Participant
When things go wrong for our children or team, as parents and coaches, we often revert back to our own youth athletic experiences. If it happened to us and we survived and maybe even thrived, then we should use it with our children and the teams we coach. Our first coaching and parenting role models… Continue reading Break the Cycle
“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
Adding to our series on the education of a Coach is Matt Nein. In Part IV he analyzes how he works with and provides leadership for the coaches in the Strength and Conditioning Program at Salisbury University. The school is quite fortunate to have an individual that is willing to put forth this type of… Continue reading The Education of A Coach Part IV – Developing Young Coaches
Lindsay Stefanini is a Staff Coach at Storm Soccer Academy and has been working with youth girls soccer participants that are between the ages of 12 and 17 for the last four years. As a former standout performer on the women’s soccer team at Morehead State University, Lindsay is a great resource as she witnessed… Continue reading Coaching Teenage Girls – Tips to Create 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
“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” -Albert Einstein Theoretically it is very easy to say I want to become a servant leader but how can we put it into practice. A greater understanding of servant leadership is needed and we provide that through specific examples of how… Continue reading Servant Leadership Examples for Coach, Parent, and Athlete
EducatedCoaches.com is one month old today!!! 13 posts and one month later we continue to publish three dynamic posts per week on timely topics related to coaching, teaching, sport, leadership, and development. Going into this endeavor, we were not sure if we even had enough content for one month of 13 posts. Both Matt and… Continue reading Happy Birthday Educated Coaches
Among athletic groups, leadership roles form through various group dynamic factors. Individual athletes, coaches, parents, and other adults involved are a few of the categories that leadership roles develop over the course of training sessions, team functions and games. Providing the appropriate type of leadership in these roles defines the success of the group whether… Continue reading Servant Leadership – Inspire Your Followers!
In my last post I talked about how the choices we make shape who we are. This bigger question I have coming from that post is why do we make those choices? What influences me to make the choices I have chosen? To truly understand why we make certain choices, we must look at the… Continue reading Who Am I and What Do I Know?