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Constructive Coaching

Sports coaches must remember that they are the models of behavior. Kids are taught to respect their elders, teachers and coaches from the youngest age. When they begin playing sports, the coach is already up on a pedestal as a person of influence. As this young athlete embarks on a future in sports, it is the coach’s communication with them along with influences by their peers and parents that will impact their decision to play short term or long term.…

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Parenting Character

Your athlete’s success or lack of achievement in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are… But having an athlete of strong character that is coachable, respectful, resilient, and tries his or her best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.  We must remember that sports are an introduction into so many things and it can be used as a springboard for life’s lessons.  Being a supportive parent on the sideline, not yelling at the officials, saying kind…

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Preparing for a leadership role

Time and experience may put you into the mindset that its time to move into a leadership position. To be considered as a leader, one should be able to exhibit the qualities and skills before achieving a position. To ensure a successful entry into a desired leadership position, there are a few questions that must be answered. Are you a leader or a manager?  Since managing is about process and leadership is about people, it is critical to understand the…

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