The core of great coaching philosophies always includes an an emphasis on building people, not just athletes. Coaches believe that they gain credibility, respect, and trust by embracing a deep concern for building positive relationships with their athletes.
Most coaching books start with a discussion of the importance of creating a coaching philosophy and follow up with a section on creating goals. But to define a coaching philosophy and set goals, you must first understand and express why you coach and what principles will guide how you coach.
Functional training uses many concepts developed by sport coaches to train speed, strength, and power in order to improve sport performance and reduce incidence of injury.
The game of football has never been more popular than it is today, and it has never been under attack as much as it is right now. For Ashland University head coach and 2016 AFCA President Lee Owens, it’s important that football coaches at every level look in the mirror and ask themselves, “Why do I coach?”
Winning is important. DeMatteo will be the first to tell you how it must be stressed if you want to be successful. However, in order to have the best chance to reach every player on the roster, it cannot and should not be at the top of a coach’s priority list.
“Row The Boat” is more than just a mantra. Really, it’s the public face of the Broncos’ internal culture; it’s an idea that is tightly woven into the fabric of what the program stands for and how its student-athletes and coaches view themselves and world with which they interact.
Resilience is about much more than enduring the rough patches in coaching; it involves handling those tough situations with resolve and reserve. Accordingly, veteran coaches who demonstrate resilience are often described as highly disciplined, confident, and optimistic problem-solvers, which is a useful combination of qualities for any coach.
I have yet to meet a competitive athlete – of any age or in any sport – who relishes sitting on the bench. In fact, excessive time as a second or third stringer can be frustrating and demotivating, and is a primary reason athletes lose their passion for the sport if not their interest in playing at all. So how does a coach effectively manage playing time among team members so that subs stay positive and engaged throughout the season?
Stressing the importance of a balanced life, Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo teaches Midshipmen football players to navigate the murky waters of a heavy workload, military commitments & on-field size disadvantages – and still win games at a record pace.
Getting To Know The Marquette University (Wis.) High School Hilltoppers – AFCA Weekly spent some time with Jeff Mazurczak, head coach of the Marquette University High School (Milwaukee, Wis.) Hilltoppers, and talked about a variety of topics. Here, you will find links to five great videos, beginning with Coach Maz’s 2016 Season Outlook.
It is true that today’s generation of young athletes is growing up in a different culture, one in which individual achievements are often glorified and celebrated at the expense of collective achievements and self-sacrifice. Nowhere is this more evident than in the typical youth sport setting where parents aggressively push for their sons and daughters to get noticed, in the hopes of securing a college scholarship. The most effective way to bust a culture of athlete entitlement is to actively build and reinforce a culture of athlete accountability. This three-pronged approach is most effective for creating this type of team culture.
Offensive coaches are always looking for new ways to gain an edge over their opponents. To avoid becoming stagnant and predictable, the natural tendency of most coaches pushes them toward making changes. This article provides insight on “Lessons Learned” to avoid the pitfalls and traps of changing too much all at once.