“We are asking our players to compete before they have learned how to play.” Jay Miller, U17 Men’s National Team Coach 2011 In 2012, US Youth Soccer and Sam Snow prepared a game changing document titled “Youth Soccer in America: How do we Measure Success?” A ground breaking instrument that should be read by coaches and… Continue reading Measuring Success in Athletics – A Necessity for Development
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…
Austin Seelbach is an extremely successful soccer player, a fantastic student, and a great citizen in all that she does within her family and community. I met her as a member of the 96/97 Storm Soccer Academy Girls Soccer team three years ago and I have always enjoyed working with her. She always provides a… Continue reading Austin Seelbach – ACL Operation, Recovery, and Rehabilitation
“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
“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
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!