Category Archive: Coaching Development

Sep 07

Smart Teams Play Safe–Upcoming Conference

STILL TIME TO REGISTER! SmartTeams Play Safe™: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implementing Best Practices Monday September 15, 2014 Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.   Cost: $45.00 (includes lunch and reception) There are still seats and sponsorship …

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Jul 26

The Coach Becomes the Athlete–Role Reversal!

Thanks for Helen Williams for this blog. About three years ago, I decided to learn how to swim. As a child, I did not have access to a pool and was somewhat fearful of the water. I had taken lessons before but never followed through. Like most people, as I get older my body does …

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Mar 06

How Sport Coaches Learn

I love surfing through the SportsCoachUK website. Nothing like it based in the US. Chuck full of information for coaches and those who develop them. Never disappointed when I go there for information and resources. Recently I discovered a SportsCoachUK study dated January 2010 study titled “Coach Learning & Development: A Review of Literature.” The …

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Jan 12

Coaching Resource of the Month — January 2014

Over the past few months, I have really enjoyed reading Jeff Mitchell’s blog about coaching development called Coach Growth. Jeff is a community coach developer in New Zealand. He covers many topics in his blog including: Mentoring of sport coaches Driving your own development as a coach (multi-part series) Developing talent You can also follow Jeff on …

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Jan 05

Are You Visually Impaired?

“Seeing is believing.” At least that’s the creed some people live by. But what about the reverse, “Believing is seeing?” We talk about visualization to our players hoping to help them be successful, yet how many times do we coaches practice that? Most of the time we concentrate so much on helping our players improve …

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