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9 traits you should be focusing on to climb in the coaching profession

Late last week, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly pulled back the curtain and explained how he evaluates his coaching staff. That got my wheels turning on how coaches are being evaluated on a daily...

9 ways you and your staff can become better coaches before fall camp

That long stretch between spring practices coming to an end and the beginning of fall camp is just about upon us, so I decided to take a look at how we all can become...

3 effective ways to deal with parents who “want to talk” about their kid’s...

It happens to every head coach, often multiple times in a season. For head coaches it starts with a call, email, or text from a parent "wanting to talk" about their child's playing time. It's not...

12 recruiting red flags, according to college coaches across the country

Recruiting is an ultra-competitive deal among coaches to find the best players, with high character, good grades and test scores, that also "fit" the culture of their team, their roster, and campus. As recruiting continues to...

6 traits and behaviors that successful coaches never allow from players and staff

If you take a look beyond the surface of the majority of successful programs, you'll notice a set of behaviors and traits that are missing that seem to pop up more and more often in...

5 enemies of good players, great coaches and elite programs

Take a look at some of the best players around the country year in and year out, across all levels, and the top coaches and programs and/or organizations across all sports, and you'll notice...

5 lessons that coaches actually learn from their players

Regardless of sport, most people get into coaching because of the unique opportunity it provides to impact the lives of young people. But one thing that never really gets talked about is the lessons...

5 unique benefits the coaching profession provides us all with

As the national convention wrapped up last week, after taking the opportunity to connect with old friends and buddies, and making plenty of new connections over the course of a few days, I took...

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