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The Education of a Coach Part V – Sport Introduction for Young Participants

Matt Waymont is adding into our series on the Education of a Coach. Matt who is a former player at Mars Hill College has been applying the trade of coaching at Storm Soccer Academy since 2010. During this time, he has learned that his favorite group to work with and introduce the game of soccer to… Continue reading The Education of a Coach Part V – Sport Introduction for Young Participants

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The Education of A Coach Part IV – Developing Young Coaches

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

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Austin Seelbach – ACL Operation, Recovery, and Rehabilitation

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

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The Education of A Coach Part II – The Developmental Process

Learning the process of educating others in the athletic realm has always been intriguing to me.  From the days when my Dad was the coach through playing higher level baseball and soccer, it was always interesting to me to assess how coaches train athletes.  Observing these methods in action shaped and molded my belief system… Continue reading The Education of A Coach Part II – The Developmental Process

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The Education of A Coach

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.” -Horace Mann Americans are often considered some of the top soccer goalkeepers in the World due to many reasons including participating in multiple sports that improve hand-eye coordination and having tremendous athleticism and then… Continue reading The Education of A Coach

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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

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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!!!

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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

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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

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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