2015-12-10 
Leadership
Traits of Natural Leaders
The best team cultures don’t leave leadership to chance–they teach it. Not everyone can be a leader. But if people have some natural leadership ability and you can provide them with a clear path and job description, they can become strong leaders and those teams will become more successful.
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Communication
The Importance of Keeping Parents Informed
Effectively communicating with the parents of athletes and keeping them informed can be as important as anything that a coach does. The following represent a few items that you will want to efficiently communicate to parents who need to know.
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Operations
Selecting Captains
Captains and others leaders are the cornerstones of your team who dictate all the intangible factors that contribute to your team’s success both on and off the field. One option to consider for selecting captains is to allow your athletes to apply for a position as captain. It allows you to empower your athletes to take on the challenge of being a leader.
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Risk Management
A Gameplan for Risk Management
There a different type of game plan that coaches need to implement: a defensive strategy to lower the chance of injuries and the likelihood of a coach being blamed for it. This plan involves an ongoing commitment that should take place in-season or out-of-season, on the field and off.
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Professional Development
Coaching within Education-Based Athletics
Education-based athletics is a philosophical approach in which the growth and development of student-athletes comes first. There is so much more involved in education-based athletics than winning. Are you prepared, willing and able to fill your role?
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Athlete Performance
The Importance of Sleep for Athletes
Chronically sleep-deprived athletes probably don't realize all the ways they're hindering their performance. By explaining sleep's many physical and mental benefits, you can help them put the issue to rest.
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