Category: Program Building

Athlete’s Pledge

This was designed to be used in a football program, but can be modified to use in any sport. The best use of any post that I make is to put some sustained thought into editing it so that it…

Exposing a Thief of Team and Individual Success

This was written by Indiana University Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach, Ed Schilling. Ed also has several years of experience coaching at the high school level. I believe that the lessons are applicable to any coaching situation and sport. Exposing a…

Cracking the Code to Building an Elite Team

Cracking the Code to Building an Elite Team By Cory Dobbs, Ed.D., The Academy for Sport Leadership “A team is not just a collection of individuals.  When everyone clicks into place, a team is truly a community, a tightly knit…

Player Autonomy

This article was provided by Coaches Network Young athletes need to take ownership over their decisions in order to mature and grow into a successful adult. Yet, this can be difficult for athletes who are constantly conditioned to follow instructions…

Part 2 of Team Themes for Life

These articles were written and contributed by Scott Rosberg Theme # 3 – Toughness This post is the third in a series of short posts based on the Team Themes & Quotes in my gift booklet “Senior Salute.” Today’s post…

Team Themes for Life

These articles were written and contributed by Scott Rosberg Theme # 1 Character/Integrity This post is part of a series of short posts based on the Team Themes & Quotes in my gift booklet “Senior Salute.” Today’s post is on…

Teaming Up with Teachers

This article was provided by Coaches Network By Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, CIC When someone mentions communicating with classroom teachers, the first thing that probably comes to mind is grades. Are all of your student-athletes achieving as they should? Are…

Game Plan for Risk Management

This article was provided by Coaches Network By Dr. Richard P. Borkowski Developing offensive and defensive game plans is old hat for coaches. This article, however, is about a new type of game plan: a defensive strategy to lower the…