Coach Brad · Coach Miguel · Development · Education · Leadership · Youth Soccer Development · Youth Sports

Coaching Tips – Miguel Lopez Style

Miguel Lopez is the Hilton Head Academy Director at Storm Soccer Academy.  A young coach in age, he has numerous experiences working with young soccer players between the ages of 5 and 13.  The number of hours he has spent coaching and education he has received at such a young age has created his ability… Continue reading Coaching Tips – Miguel Lopez Style

Coach Brad · Coaching · Development · Education · Education of a Coach · Leadership · Success

Learning Through Mentorship on the Athletic Field

“To reach people no one else is reaching, we must do things no one else is doing.” Craig Groeschel (LifeChurch.tv) Leaders within organizations must realize that in order to be a success, they must build a climate calculated to build potential leaders.  Leaders that surround themselves with other leaders create more success for their organization.… Continue reading Learning Through Mentorship on the Athletic Field

Change · Coach Matt · Coaching · Development · Education · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

Baseball – State of the Game Part I

Today was opening day for the local little league and my daughter, Elodie, is playing on a t-ball team with other children aged four and five. The day started off great as there was a parade that traveled all through the town ending at the ball fields. Following the parade, we had an opening ceremony… Continue reading Baseball – State of the Game Part I

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

Effective Leadership Produces Positive Relationships

“Friend, there’s no greater investment in life than in being a people builder. Relationships are more important than our accomplishments.” Joel Osteen Creating an effective environment that defines success for each participant is a vital aspect of creating a positive experience when part of a team. The leader/coach that can provide this type of experience has… Continue reading Effective Leadership Produces Positive Relationships

Coach Brad · Coaching · Development · Leadership · Success

The Strength of Humility

As a full time youth soccer coach, I may work with children between the ages of 3 to 18 all in the same day.  Providing this service with a full effort on each occasion like it could be the final time I ever work with that group or participant is an item I attempt to… Continue reading The Strength of Humility

Change · Coach Matt · Coaching · Development · Education · Leadership · Success

Sport Specialization – The Whole Truth

The age at which an athlete should begin specializing in a single sport has been and currently is a hot topic in the United States. We hear all the time that sport specialization can lead to increased stress, overuse injuries, burnout, and lack of motivation. We know that there is plenty of research available that… Continue reading Sport Specialization – The Whole Truth

Coach Brad · Coaching · Development · Education of a Coach · Leadership · Success

The Education of a Coach Part VII: 10,000 Hours Leads to Success

Becoming an expert teacher-coach is a rigorous process that a considerable number of coaches will unfortunately never be able to realize.  One does not just become a superior coach but must work hard at their craft employing a distinct method to find this excellence.  An individual must put forth a focused effort over the course… Continue reading The Education of a Coach Part VII: 10,000 Hours Leads to Success

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Education of a Coach · Leadership · Success · Uncategorized

The Education of A Coach Part VI: Coaching Attributes that Lead to Participant Success

Excellent teacher-coaches are able to provide a meaningful journey for the athletes they find themselves around.  They create experiences that set in motion the athletes aspirations to provide more: Effort Desire Passion Commitment Development Intensity Skill Development Leadership Growth Athletes that participate for teacher-coaches like this love to interact with the coach, be praised by… Continue reading The Education of A Coach Part VI: Coaching Attributes that Lead to Participant Success

Coaching · Development · Education · Education of a Coach · Guest Posts · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

The Education of A Coach Part III – The Miguel Lopez Story – The Young Coaches Journey

Miguel Lopez is a young coach at Storm Soccer Academy that is extremely passionate about developing players and gaining more coaching knowledge.  I asked him to write a post about his coaching story.  This story included how he began coaching soccer, his process to developing as a soccer coach, and what he hopes the future… Continue reading The Education of A Coach Part III – The Miguel Lopez Story – The Young Coaches Journey

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

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