Leadership Needs Reps

Are we born strong? Are we born with the ability to lift a ton of weight or run great distances? Of course not.  The best athletes in the world have to consistently workout, practice, and get their reps. Why should leadership be any different? Too often we hear leaders are born; not made. People tend[…]

WHY IS…Listening So Crucial?

Great leaders understand the importance of listening well. Being a great listener benefits you and the other person. It’s the ultimate win-win. As a coach you understand how important the skill of listening is, but do your players? Here’s four reasons why Listening is essential: Learn in Every Opportunity – When you are a great listener it allows[…]

WHY IS…Communication With Officials Important?

How would you evaluate your relationship with officials? As we wrap up our month-long series on communication, it’s important to discuss proper coach and official communication. Here are three reasons why your communication with officials is important: Model for players – it’s essential for coaches to understand players follow their lead. Coaches must be conscious of[…]

WHY IS…Staff Communication Important?

As coaches we know how important it is for our players to be good communicators. We understand how clearly we must communicate to our athletes. However, do we communicate effectively as a staff? It may come as a surprise, but there are coaching staffs across the country who have little to no communication. Needless to[…]

The Leadership Mindset

What you fail to see in those huddles? We’ve all seen the images; Drew Brees hyping his teammates in the pregame huddle, Kevin Garnett rallying his teammates on the bench and the hundreds of other images alike.  These players leadership is on full-display. What we fail to see in those inspiring moments is the “leadership[…]

Effective Listening Skills

You’ve said it and thought it before, just like all coaches have. “Why don’t they listen? I don’t feel like they ever pay attention.” As coaches and leaders we’ve all inevitably faced times where we felt like our message wasn’t being received. Now, go back in time and visualize the 16-year old version of yourself.[…]

How To Develop More Focused Players

You can picture it just like I can. In fact, as a coach, you’ve lived it just like I have. It’s the day before a game and your practice plan covers a lot of game prep. You need all 90+ minutes to get your team prepared for tomorrow’s competition. It’s also exam week; midterms to[…]