Coach's Playbook

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Coach talking with player.

Pay Attention To Your Players

6/15/2016 - 2 minute read

The adage “Keep your eye on the ball” is only the beginning when you’re a coach or an athletic director. Athletic staff members are obligated to keep their eyes open to all aspects of the team experience, on the field and off.

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Tags: Blog, coaching, sports, supervise

Fans clapping in the stands.

Encouragement From the Sidelines

6/15/2016 - 2 minute read

Whether sitting in the stands or standing on the sidelines, parents and fans should always bring a positive and encouraging attitude when gathering to support their athletic team, especially at the interscholastic level.

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Tags: sports, parents, fans

Coach talking in the locker room.

Sporting Lessons

6/15/2016 - 2 minute read

As many coaches and athletic directors will tell you, it takes much more than athletic ability to succeed in sports and more importantly, in life. Student-athletes, whether competing at the interscholastic or intercollegiate levels, can receive valuable life lessons through sports participation.

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Tags: sports, development, off the field

Coach talking to football player during a game.

Relationships Rule

6/15/2016 - 2 minute read

In order to develop and maintain a leading sports program, coaches must establish authentic, meaningful relationships, not only with student-athletes and their parents, but also with school administrators and the community-at-large, says Jon Hamro, a professor for the Master's of Coaching and Athletic Administration program at Concordia University Irvine.

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Tags: coaching, development, team, relationships

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