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

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

Coach Brad · Coaching · Deliberate Practice · Development

Technical Brilliance through Deliberate Practice

“Not every good juggler is a good player, but every good player is a good juggler.”   Unknown My dreams as a child (dating back to sixth grade) were to be a physical education teacher and high school athletic coach if my professional athlete dreams did not turn out (Dream Big!!!). Following my experiences at… Continue reading Technical Brilliance through Deliberate Practice

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Success

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!!!

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Success

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

Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

Creating Realistic Success

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington Defining success in a realistic manner creates opportunities for individuals and teams to accomplish established goals and create openings… Continue reading Creating Realistic Success

Coach Matt · College Athletics · Development · Education · Leadership

My Interests: How Do They Affect My Choices

Part 4 of Who am I When discussing interests and enthusiasm with my athletes I often ask for a school class/subject that they do not enjoy.  I may hear things like math, or english, or even chemistry.  My next question to them is why don’t you like this class/subject? The common answer I get is… Continue reading My Interests: How Do They Affect My Choices

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 · Development · Leadership

10 Characteristics of a Servant Leader

“Those who believe what we believe offer their blood, sweat, and tears.  Those who don’t believe demand more money and glory.” -Simon Sinek (Author and Speaker) John Maxwell and Simon Sinek are both well knows Servant Leaders who have created cultures of success among their followers.  These are two of my favorite quotes from them.… Continue reading 10 Characteristics of a Servant Leader

Coach Brad · Development · Leadership · Youth Sports

Improve the Coach – Improve the Youth Sports Experience

“I wasn’t naturally gifted in terms of size and speed, everything I did in hockey I worked for…The highest compliment that you can give me is to say that I worked hard every day.” -Wayne Gretzky – Greatest Hockey Player of All Time Millions of athletes of all ages exist throughout the world that are… Continue reading Improve the Coach – Improve the Youth Sports Experience

Coach Brad · Education · Leadership · Youth Sports

The Importance of the Effective Youth Sports Teacher

“Well paid jobs in academy football are necessary to have higher quality teachers working with England’s youth players.” Matt Whitehouse http://whitehouseaddress.blogspot.co.uk/ The previous quote from Matt Whitehouse inspired me to construct this blog post focused upon youth sports in the United States.  Academy football in England provides a strong and effective youth program for the… Continue reading The Importance of the Effective Youth Sports Teacher