Public Articles

June 17th, 2017

Teaching Core Values

In 1978, 26-year-old Kevin Donley was the youngest head coach in college football when he took the reins at Anderson College. Thirty-eight years later, he has become the winningest active coach in the nation, while leading the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) to its first national title in the 2016 NAIA championship game. In the following interview, he explains how he motivates players and develops team leaders. Read More...

June 17th, 2017

Building Vocal Leaders

How can you get athletes to speak up without pushing them further into their shell? If you have leaders who are able to use their voices, your team will become more successful both on the playing field and off. Here are tips on helping athletes find their voices. Read More...

June 11th, 2017

Giving Your Athletes a Voice

More and more coaches are taking a collaborative approach when it comes to team rules and culture. With today’s generation, buy-in happens more readily when players have a say in the development of the team. Read More...

June 11th, 2017

Motivation Through Praise

How do you get athletes to be motivated and hopefully have more highs than lows? One of the methods often overlooked is praise. It’s all too easy to try motivating players by pointing out their weaknesses, but it can more effective to praise their strengths. Read More...

June 3rd, 2017

The Summer: Time for Players to Develop

​It has often been said that players are “made” during the summer. It's important for a coach to come up with a plan on how they want the athlete to use this valuable time. The following are a few things to consider. Read More...