The head coach of any successful athletic team, regardless of the sport, wears many hats. Coaches must be extremely knowledgeable in the basic X and O’s of their sport. They must be skilled at teaching individual fundamentals required in their sport. They are often in charge of the strength and conditioning of their athletes. They scout and prepare game plans that they hope will bring success to all of the stakeholders on their teams. They are expected to teach leadership and teamwork to young men and women and help develop characteristics that will make them successful in life. They spend many hours talking to college coaches hoping to help their players earn scholarships. Head coaches are not only asked to lead their teams, but at the high school level they are expected to provide guidance to the coaches in their feeder programs. These are just a few of the tasks that a head coach is charged with completing. In addition, many coaches have a full teaching schedule that creates additional daily challenges.
College and High School sports teams are also often significant components of the school culture and integral parts of the local community. Anyone that has every been to high school football game in Texas or a basketball game in a small town in Indiana can attest to the role the the local sports teams play in those communities. This brings with it additional responsibilities and pressures, whether in be speaking to local organization or clubs, working with the media or attending booster club fund raising events.
The amount of time required to do all that is needed to lead a great program can be overwhelming. Coaches and their families make many sacrifices in order to build and maintain a program that everyone is proud of.
The Coaches Toolbox is a site designed to provide coaches of all sports tools to help them develop or improve their program. The resources provided here are not sport specific and do not include X and 0’s , skill instruction or strategies. For more sport specific tools like those, check out our sites for Basketball, Football, Soccer and Volleyball.
We have gathered, and will continue to add, tools that we feel can assist you in building your program. While you are fully capable of researching and finding resources on your own, we hope to streamline that process and save you precious time by posting useful tools here.
We will share with you ideas about leadership from some of the most respected leaders in the industry. We will provide you with resources to help improve your player’s metal toughness and ability to perform in the clutch. You will also find a collection of program building and motivational ideas. You will also find items that will facilitate your professional development and help you become a more effective leader of your program.
It is the mission of the Coaches Toolbox to help coaches experience success and provide the very best possible experience for their student athletes.