Coach Brad · Development · Leadership · Youth Sports

Servant Leadership Examples for Coach, Parent, and Athlete

“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

Coach Brad · Education · Leadership

Servant Leadership – Inspire Your Followers!

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!

Coach Brad · Education · Leadership · Youth Sports

Love, Passion, and Desire: Creating the Dedicated Athlete

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back…play for her.” -Mia Hamm The development of an athlete in a sport that requires fine motor skill necessitates the athlete first enjoying… Continue reading Love, Passion, and Desire: Creating the Dedicated Athlete

Coach Brad · Intentional Positive Interaction

Intentional Positive Interaction – Loving and Thoughtful Adults Set the Tone

One of my favorite poems written by Dorothy Law Neite titled “Children Learn What The Live” sums up why intentional positive interaction is so important in the life of all members of society.  The poem reads: If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If… Continue reading Intentional Positive Interaction – Loving and Thoughtful Adults Set the Tone