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Coaching – Defined and Analyzed

Coaching is fostering positive relationships in order to create, motivate, and influence athletes on and off field habits that lead to individual and group success. Read What is Coaching? to learn why it was necessary to create this definition… The above definition of coaching provides a starting point for coaches of all experience levels to… Continue reading Coaching – Defined and Analyzed

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Educated Coaches Best of 2015

Matt and I would like to thank you for your continued support of Educated Coaches. We are brothers that believe and live our WHY on an everyday basis…We empower athletes, families, coaches, and organizations to create opportunities for lifetime success. Even though we are followed by a relatively small group of people, our impact on sport… Continue reading Educated Coaches Best of 2015

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Observation and Reflection – The Process of Effective Coach Education

We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience. John Dewey (Philosopher and Educational Reformist) Within this blog post, Coach Blake Seale is reflecting upon the observation and video from a previous post that can found at this link: https://educatedcoaches.com/2015/12/15/the-growth-of-a-coach-evaluation-sets-the-stage-for-success/ Reflection is important because learning from direct experience can be more effective if combined… Continue reading Observation and Reflection – The Process of Effective Coach Education

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Create a Positive Sports Environment

A positive sports environment will look different for all groups involved including the athlete, family, friends, and coach. Player participation, fun, and activity interest all increase when each group that provides influence on the athlete work in harmony. A positive sports environment will have options for all levels of participants including beginners, advanced players, and… Continue reading Create a Positive Sports Environment

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The Athlete’s Choice

Young athletes love to participate in activities that are fun, that allow them to showcase their skills and abilities, and where skill improvement is taught by caring and informed coaches. Unfortunately, the young athletes do not make the decision on who will provide them with the background for future successes on the field and in… Continue reading The Athlete’s Choice

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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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Creating the Playoff Experience: Part II – Awareness

“Develop the passion so that we can develop the player.”   – Paul S. A. Mairs & Richard E. Shaw from the book Coaching Outside the Box Picture: Matt Nein with former intern Tim Morrill who has a tremendous passion for strength and conditioning. Check him out at Morrill Performance at http://strengthandconditioningfitness.com/ In my previous post we… Continue reading Creating the Playoff Experience: Part II – Awareness

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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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Measuring Success in Athletics – A Necessity for Development

“We are asking our players to compete before they have learned how to play.” Jay Miller, U17 Men’s National Team Coach 2011 In 2012, US Youth Soccer and Sam Snow prepared a game changing document titled “Youth Soccer in America: How do we Measure Success?”  A ground breaking instrument that should be read by coaches and… Continue reading Measuring Success in Athletics – A Necessity for Development

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I Coach…

Why spend my time working with sport participants?  It sure isn’t for wins and losses…Wins and losses do not last as the next game is always on the horizon.  I COACH… I coach to create positive relationships. I coach to have and promote fun. I coach to be involved with feelings of jubilation and success. I… Continue reading I Coach…