Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership

Coaching Philosophy – Why Do You Coach?

A coaching philosophy clarifies the fundamental reason for coaching and the coach’s core values. This statement should identify and spell out three items: The main purpose for coaching Personal values Leadership style Your coaching philosophy dictates why you do anything and everything within your team and program structure. A full understanding of the philosophy will… Continue reading Coaching Philosophy – Why Do You Coach?

Coach Brad · Guest Posts · Pathway to the Pros · Youth Soccer Development

The 21st Century Youth Development Process

The process of youth sport development in the 21st century often ends up being a very interesting path that can lead to numerous stops and starts participating for multiple teams in different cities. We wanted to get the story first hand from Bolivian U17 international soccer player Paolo Alcocer about his process and thoughts on… Continue reading The 21st Century Youth Development Process

Coach Brad · Development · Education

What is Coaching?

What is sport coaching? Coaching is many things to many people and generally different definitions and thoughts follow when discussing the topic. To get on board with what we are attempting to get better at, I believe that a detailed concept of the term coaching should be created. Through observation, I have realized what I do… Continue reading What is Coaching?

Coach Brad · Development · Leadership · Success

The Importance of Teaching Effort

There may be people that have more talent than you, but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. Derek Jeter Within the life of an athlete, learning how to provide the appropriate level of consistent effort for excellence could be the most important topic for sport/life success, skill development, and participant… Continue reading The Importance of Teaching Effort

Coach Brad · Coaching · Development · Education · Leadership · Positive Sports Environment · Success

A Postive Sports Environment: Impact for a Lifetime

A positive sports environment will look different from all groups involved including the athlete, family, and coach. Player participation and fun increase when all groups that provide influence on the athlete work in harmony. The group cohesion then leads to the establishment of a positive sports environment. A positive sports environment is a byproduct of the leadership… Continue reading A Postive Sports Environment: Impact for a Lifetime

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Lifetime Success Through Dynamic Sport Experiences

Every now and then, an athlete will have an exceptional coach that provides a memorable sports experience.  The athlete loves to attend training, cherishes game days, and daydreams about what the future holds for subsequent participation.  This dynamic experience between coach and athlete has the possibility to create a lifetime of success. The coach with a global perspective understands… Continue reading Lifetime Success Through Dynamic Sport Experiences

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Educated Coaches Vision for 2015

A positive sports environment established for all athletes. How can this actually happen? This can happen by caring individuals having a better understanding about why athletes participate in sports.  A Michigan State University study reported that athletes participate in sports for the top 5 reasons: To have fun. To do something I’m good at. To… Continue reading Educated Coaches Vision for 2015

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

Baseball – State of the Game Part II

As stated in other posts here on EducatedCoaches.com, the experiences we create for young participants are vital to developing a lasting love for the game. It is my observation of the game of baseball that the experiences that are currently being created at an early age are nowhere near the best possible opportunities for falling in… Continue reading Baseball – State of the Game Part II

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 · Education · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

Adjust Your Mindset: The Relationship with the Sport Official

“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” Lou Holtz – Former College Football Coach I have watched numerous sporting events over the course of a lifetime of participation, refereeing, and coaching.  Treatment of the official is a significant problem across the United States at all… Continue reading Adjust Your Mindset: The Relationship with the Sport Official