2018-06-19 ISSUE Vol. 3, No. 45
Communication
Creating Athlete Relationships
As a coach, it’s important to teach the specifics of your sport. But something that shouldn’t get lost in the X’s and O’s is the creation of relationships not only between coach and athletes, but also between the athletes themselves.
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Leadership
Five Easy Ways to Avoid Coaching Burnout
Between daily practices, weekend games, tackling administrative tasks, and added pressure to win games, more and more coaches feel isolated and overworked. Fortunately, there are many ways to avoid the stress and successfully recover when experiencing any symptoms of coaching burnout.
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Case Study
Sage Reasons for Success
​Roosevelt High School went 33-0 last season and cemented a place in South Dakota baseball history as the first team in Class A to go undefeated. How did head coach Joel Sage turn talent into a perfect season? To start, he formed strong bonds with his players.
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Professional Development
Finding and Utilizing a Mentor
Having mentors can be invaluable to your career and professional growth. While some mentors may simply “appear” in your life, there may be others whom you have to seek out. The following thoughts should help you find your next career guide.
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Operations
Team-Building Activities
No team can reach its full potential until its players have truly bonded together. Coaches can help facilitate this in a number of ways. While these efforts often require a break from the normal practice schedule, they can go a long way in helping your program have a successful season.
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Athlete Performance
What's Your Strength Training Philosophy?
So what is your philosophy of weight training? Is it evidence based, or is it a blend of different philosophies? Your philosophy can be a combination of different approaches—you can use the parts you like from several other programs.
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