Public Articles

April 15th, 2017

Leaving Excuses at the Door

Excuses get in the way of progress and can plague a locker room. Every coach wants a program where athletes work hard instead of making excuses, but this type of culture doesn’t happen automatically. Coaches have to lead the way by setting the example and showing athletes how to balance personal issues with sports. Read More...

April 8th, 2017

How to Build Resiliency in Student Athletes

Resiliency can be defined as the ability to transform adversity into a fulfilling challenge. With the right mindset, people can endure near impossible conditions. Read More...

April 8th, 2017

Creating a Coaching Philosophy

What is your coaching philosophy? This is an important question to answer, yet taking the time to create your own coaching philosophy is often overlooked. Having one can make all the difference in your actions and in the lives of your athletes. Read More...

April 1st, 2017

Short and to the Point

Old Dominion Head Football Coach Bobby Wilder consciously limits his team meetings to three main points. Coaching expert Wayne Goldsmith goes further, limiting any presentations or videos to no more than three minutes. Both agree that long meetings tend to be very ineffective. Read More...

April 1st, 2017

Working with the Athletic Trainer

Having a strong connection with your program’s athletic trainer can make all the difference in the well-being of your athletes. In this article, a head athletic trainer lays out the foundation blocks for building this relationship—communication, knowledge, and trust. Read More...