Better People Make Better Athletes

Oftentimes the emphasis in youth and high school sports is placed on talent level alone. Adults get too caught up in the things which matter least in the long run. When we pause to reflect on what’s most important, we should consider the following: How many great athletes never made it to the big time?[…]

Make Leadership The New Cool

Is leadership cool? We absolutely believe so! Many times leadership isn’t viewed as cool, but when we stop and reflect on the best athletes and coaches in the world, the vast majority of them exhibit tremendous leadership ability. It’s time we address the coolness of leadership with today’s youth. As leaders, it is our duty[…]

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[…]