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A Surefire Way to Select Team Captains

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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A.C.E. Factor

You’ve heard of the X Factor, correct? Defined as: 1. a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome. 2. a noteworthy special talent or quality. Certainly a key championship ingredient, however, we (South Titan Basketball) are even bigger believers in the “ACE Factor”. This is the ability to control

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Change Your Coaching Staff Dynamic (in 20 minutes)

A team can’t develop healthy team cohesion if the leadership team (i.e. coaching staff) isn’t cohesive. [Tweet That!] Seems logical, yet somehow coaches believe they can still build a unified team despite distrust and other fractures among the staff. Won’t happen. Can’t happen. Patrick Lencioni’s The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business reviews some of

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The Day I Met Pat Summitt

I didn’t know Pat Summitt personally, but like thousands (if not millions) of young girls growing up when the Tennessee Lady Vols earned dynasty status, her influence touched my life. Since her passing, many players, friends and fans have written remembrances documenting how her courage and determination blazed a trail for them to experience competitive

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8 Tips to a Better Relationship With Your Boss

Most of us have a boss. Someone that has a lot of say as to our professional fate. For head coaches overwhelmed with the demands of running a program, investing time in building a better relationship with their athletic director—often called “managing up”— can seem daunting. Many coaches don’t feel heard by administration and don’t

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