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The Education of A Coach Part IV – Developing Young Coaches

Adding to our series on the education of a Coach is Matt Nein.  In Part IV he analyzes how he works with and provides leadership for the coaches in the Strength and Conditioning Program at Salisbury University.  The school is quite fortunate to have an individual that is willing to put forth this type of… Continue reading The Education of A Coach Part IV – Developing Young Coaches

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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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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

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Coaching Teenage Girls – Tips to Create Success

Lindsay Stefanini is a Staff Coach at Storm Soccer Academy and has been working with youth girls soccer participants that are between the ages of 12 and 17 for the last four years.  As a former standout performer on the women’s soccer team at Morehead State University, Lindsay is a great resource as she witnessed… Continue reading Coaching Teenage Girls – Tips to Create Success

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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

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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

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Skills and Abilities: How do they Affect my Choices?

This post is part three in a series written by Coach Matt titled Who Am I. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines skills as a developed ability, whereas abilities can be defined as a natural or acquired skill.  So what are my abilities and/or skills?  What am I capable of doing that can aid in the accomplishment of… Continue reading Skills and Abilities: How do they Affect my Choices?

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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