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August 13th, 2016

Every Athlete Has Potential

Nothing makes a coach more proud than to watch one of his or her athletes, who struggled at the start of the season, improve dramatically. Sometimes, it’s tempting to give up on a young person who seems to have two left feet. But, in reality, every child can be physically competent. Read More...

August 13th, 2016

Finding and Building Coachable Athletes

Coaches spend considerable time and energy trying to find, and build, coachable athletes because they are eager to learn, fun to work with, and in the case of team sports they make their teammates better. Consider this lis as characteristics to look for in your efforts to develop coachable athletes. Read More...

August 5th, 2016

Developing Well-Rounded Athletes

Kyle Richardson, former Head Coach at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C., was one of the most successful coaches in his state. His philosophy was centered around a concept he calls “Win Today.” In this article, Richardson describes how it works. Read More...

August 5th, 2016

Managing Criticism

In the middle of a busy season with practices and games consuming all your time, it can be tempting to ignore criticism that comes your way and hope that it will eventually disappear. But that tactic can easily backfire. Coaches suggest that it’s best to face feedback head-on, with a strategy for responding. Read More...

July 30th, 2016

Positioned for Parents

Like never before, parents want to play an integral role in their children’s athletic activities. In response, coaches need to be proactive about working with their players’ moms and dads. This article provides suggestions on how to make the coach-parent relationship a positive one. Read More...