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Two Keys to Building a Program

Two Keys to Building a Program

A year ago, I took a new job at a new school. This was different from any other job. The school would open for the first time in August of 2016. This was building from the ground up. All coaches talk about building a program but this situation was truly “Building a Program.” I encountered

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The Role of Captains on Succesful Teams

“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” – John Wooden Successful teams and organizations always have strong leadership throughout, and athletic teams are no different. Teams always have the best chance at being successful when they have strong leadership in the form of players, led by selected captains. Often, when

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Maintaining a Strong Coach/Athletic Director Relationship

Developing a strong, positive and professional relationship with your athletic director and athletic department is a vital component to ensuring that you can coach effectively and successfully at your school – hopefully, for a long time to come. Whether you are a full-time, part-time or volunteer coach, you are most likely, reporting to a school’s

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A Surefire Way to Select Team Captains

One of the best parts of speaking at coaching conferences is meeting and learning from coaches. At Dan Tudor’s recruiting conference over the summer, I met two volleyball coaches from Gonzaga. As we chatted over dinner, they shared some valuable tips about selecting captains that they learned from Gonzaga Rowing coach, Glenn Putyrae. Deciding how

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Look at Me Leadership

Look at Me Leadership originally posted at “The Winner’s Edge“ What makes an individual great — is it their work ethic, their natural talent, or their unwillingness to relent to adversity or failure? Could be one, could be all, could be a combination. When the individual is called upon to lead, whether by hiring, vote, or

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