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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

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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

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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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Austin Seelbach – ACL Surgery and First Days of Rehabilitation

Austin, 15 years of age, had her ACL surgery this past Friday, October 25th and is now in rehabilitation mode.  As with her previous post, this is Austin’s story about the experiences and feelings she has during her ACL injury and recovery.  I hope you enjoy reading about her experience from her own perspective. Following… Continue reading Austin Seelbach – ACL Surgery and First Days of Rehabilitation

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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 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

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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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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