Category: Program Building

Team Building Ideas

Championship teams have players that are highly skilled and well conditioned.They have coaches that use great strategies and training techniques. They also have great team chemistry. The best teams are the ones where everyone involved is committed to the success…

Teaching and Developing Your Athletes

These notes on Bill Walsh’s Philosophy are from Bob Starkey’s Coaching Blog, hoopthoughts.blogspot.com. Coach Starkey said, “The following comes from one of the absolute best coaching books I’ve every read, Finding the Winning Edge by Bill Walsh. I agree that…

Ten Traits of Successful Programs

By Bruce Brown, Proactive Coaching Successful coaches weave these 10 principles into all aspects of their team’s activities—whether it be during the off-season or pre-season, or in practice and in games. Consistent and clear standards and values. Pre-set team values…

Code of Conduct

This article was provided by Coaches Network Every coach should have a Code of Conduct. If your athletic department doesn’t have one, please consider creating one—or speak with your athletic director about creating one. If you and your athletic department…

Hiring the Right Assistants

This article is provided by Coaches Network By Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, CIC To make an athletic team the best it can be, there needs to be synergy between the head and assistant coaches. In many cases, a school’s athletic…

Core Values

This article first appeared on The Coaches Network. (Reposted with Permission) Core values are the foundation of what you do and why you do it. They are anchoring principles that ground you to what’s really important and guide you toward…

The Key to Creating High Performing Teams

by Stephanie Zonars, LifeBeyondSport At the What Drives Winning Conference, Florida softball coach, Tim Walton, referenced a TED Talk by business leader, Margaret Heffernan. In it, she cites research by evolutionary biologist who studied productivity using chickens. William Muir devised…

Transforming Your Program’s Core Values

Anson Dorrance The second video is of 22 time NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship Coach Anson Dorrance of North Carolina Women’s Soccer. This video was also produced by whatdriveswinning.com The video has 3 segments. The exercise Coach Dorrance discusses…

Traits of Successful Programs

This article provided by Coaches Network By Bruce Brown, Proactive Coaching Successful coaches weave these 10 principles into all aspects of their team’s activities—whether it be during the off-season or pre-season, or in practice and in games. Consistent and clear…