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Playing Time

Playing Time Ideas Part 2 – Playing Time Philosophies

Playing Time Ideas Part 2 – Playing Time Philosophies

This is post #2 in a series on one of the biggest issues, if not THE biggest issue, that team sport coaches will deal with during their years as a coach – playing time. Today’s post is about the concept of establishing a playing time philosophy for your program/team. You may be wondering, “Why do

Captains

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

Coach AD

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

Captain's Meeting

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

Huddle

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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