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December 10th, 2016

Being a Quality Communicator

Walter Pettus, Head Softball Coach at Patrick Henry High School in Ashland, Va., has been an effective communicator throughout his entire career, even after a 2006 surgery that removed his voice box. Now, Pettus can only speak very softly, and he almost always employs alternative methods to communicate with his athletes. Here are some of his keys to being a quality communicator. Read More...

December 3rd, 2016

Developing the Intangibles

Coaches want and expect their athletes to show traits such as communication, hustle, positive attitude, and leadership, but how much time do they spend on developing these qualities during practice? Intangibles may be impossible to measure objectively, but they certainly can be taught the same way as measurable physical skills. Read More...

December 3rd, 2016

Inspiring Athletes Through the "Rule of One"

No matter the sport or level of competition, coaches have the power to inspire athletes and teach them things that they may not have otherwise learned on their own. A coach can take advantage of these moments by using the “Rule of One” principle for a positive effect—and here are three guidelines to follow. Read More...

November 26th, 2016

Inspiring Your Athletes

Some teams may never reach their full potential even if they appear to have all the necessary talent. What’s often lacking is a little inspiration. For coaches that want to get the most out of their team, consider these three ways to inspire confidence and purpose in athletes. Read More...

November 26th, 2016

Optimizing Your Coaching Mindset

Coaches are constantly evaluating the athletes entrusted to their care and developing ways to help them improve. Good coaches do the same for themselves. Here is advice for optimizing your coaching mindset—so that you, like your athletes, are performing at your very best. Read More...