Team Building

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Help Your Female Athletes to be Perfectly Brave This article was contributed by Coach Dawn Writes By Dawn Redd-Kelly, Head Volleyball Coach at Beloit College. By I was listening to one of my favorite radio talk shows (1A on NPR) and they were discussing women in the tech industry and one of their guests said something that I’ve been saying for years, which continues to ...

Personality Traits of Successful Athletes This article is also found on the Coaches Toolbox, a collection of free resources for coaches of all sports You probably don’t agree with all of these and would change the wording on some of them, but my hope is that this stimulates your thinking on how you can more clearly define and list for your ...

Does Talent Out Weigh Attitude? Does talent outweigh a negative attitude? Can you justify keeping a talented player that causes trouble and brings the team down? This post is from Coach Dawn Writes By Dawn Redd-Kelley, head volleyball coach at Beloit College Ideally, our best players are our best leaders.  They work hard, they motivate their teammates, and they communicate well with the ...

A Player’s Job Description A coaches job is to get players to do their jobs well.  But just exactly what is a player’s job description. This article and other helpful coaching tools can be found at Coach Dawn Writes By Dawn Redd-Kelly, Head Volleyball Coach at Beloit College.   On the surface it seems simple (work hard, be enthusiastic about your sport, be good), but there’s ...

Everybody Wants to Be Somebody Everybody wants to be somebody. Once this becomes a fundamental way of viewing your teammates, classmates, and everyone you meet, you will become a person of influence. Dr. Cory Dobbs The Academy for Sport Leadership Homelessness is a complex problem. Not just because a person without a home needs money and other essential resources—but because the psychological consequences ...

Become a Coach of Influence Everybody wants to be somebody.  Once this becomes a fundamental way of viewing your teammates, classmates, and everyone you meet, you will become a person of influence. By Dr. Cory Dobbs The Academy for Sport Leadership www.sportleadership.com Homelessness is a complex problem. Not just because a person without a home needs money and other essential resources—but because the psychological ...

Communication Off the Court This article was provided by Coaches Network An important goal for all coaches is to get players to bond. The best teams are in sync on the court or field of play, which starts with interactions off the court. “I want my players to feel more tired from talking than from playing,” says Stephanie Rivera, Head Volleyball ...

6 Ways to Develop a Winning Team Culture This article was provided by Inner Drive, a mental skills training company The post is written from the perspective of a soccer coach, but the lessons on developing a winning culture are applicable for all coaches regardless of the sport you coach. The women’s Euros kicked off on Sunday, and we’re all excited to see how well ...

8 Principles to Infuse Your Team with Passion This article may also be found at the Coaches Toolbox, a collection of free resources for coaches of all sports. by Dr. Cory Dobbs, The Academy for Sport Leadership To help lift your team’s performance look for ways to infuse your team with passion. Help teammates believe in themselves. Build their confidence and self-esteem. Check out these 8 Principles to ...

Build a Good Team Around You This post was provided by InnerDrive, a mental skills training company. Nobel Peace Prize Winner Al Gore once remarked “that if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. So what are the benefits of building a good team of people around you? Why is teamwork important? How exactly ...

Team Leadership Model The Team Leadership model creates an environment in which members are accountable not just to the coach, but to the team as a whole. If you are willing to give up some control, and believe that all team members can inspire each other, your team will reap the benefits This article can also be found on ...

Cooperation Checklist: Steps to Success Are you in pursuit of success? Of course you are.  You are a coach and  that’s what we do. The pursuit is nearly impossible if attempted by yourself. We need help. Here are 6 key pieces to cooperation. This article and other helpful coaching tools can be found at Coach Dawn Writes  By Dawn Redd-Kelly, Head Volleyball ...

Managing Your Team: MBWA This article and other helpful coaching tools can be found at Coach Dawn Writes By Dawn Redd-Kelly, Head Volleyball Coach at Beloit College. I used to call this a “stop and chat”, but apparently there’s an actual name for this management technique called Management By Walking Around, or MBWA. What is it exactly? Stop and talk to players face to ...

Individual vs Team This article can also be found on the Coaches Toolbox, a collection of free resources for coaches of all sports. By Scott Rosberg Individual vs. Team (Post 1 of 5) I hate the title of this post. “Why?” you may be asking. “You created it. Why would you create a title that you hate?” I hate it because of one ...

Motivating Female Athletes This article and other helpful coaching tools can be found at Coach Dawn Writes By Dawn Redd-Kelly, Head Volleyball Coach at Beloit College. A few years ago, I spoke at the USA Hockey ADM (American Development Model) coaches clinic and gave my Motivating Female Athletes presentation.  Over time, the presentation has evolved and I always manage to tailor each talk ...

Developing Intangibles This article was provided by Coaches Network Intangibles are the big X-factor in high school sports. Everyone has seen teams fall apart during the stress of competition. Seemingly routine tasks become overwhelming and all sense of teamwork is lost. The situation won’t improve when a coach does little more than tell players, “We have to communicate ...

Team Themes for Life Part 2 These articles were written and contributed by Scott Rosberg In case you missed Team Themes #1 and #2, you can see them at this link:  Team Themes for Life #1 and #2  Theme # 3 – Toughness This post is the third in a series of short posts based on the Team Themes & Quotes in my gift ...

Team Themes for Life These articles were written and contributed by Scott Rosberg Theme # 1 Character/Integrity This post is part of a series of short posts based on the Team Themes & Quotes in my gift booklet “Senior Salute.”  Today’s post is on the theme of “Character/Integrity.” We start with the most important one of all because without Character/Integrity, any other ...

Team Building Exercises This article is provided by Coaches Network Why do you need to increase cohesion on your team? As sports psychologist Stefanie A. Latham, Ph.D.,wrote in a Power Point presentation, entitled “The Team Building /Cohesion Relationship: What Every Coach Should Know to Get the Most out of Their Team,” winning teams do not succeed on talent alone. ...

Culture Trumps Everything Culture Trumps Everything The Power of the Setting By Dr. Cory Dobbs Founder, The Academy for Sport Leadership *This Following is An Excerpt from the workshop workbook: A Leader in Every Locker. Authors Note: The workshop workbook for A Leader in Every Locker(excerpt below) provides a very disruptive approach to team building. The idea of a leader in every locker ...

Attitude Obstacles and the 85% Rule Mike Neighbors is one of the best coaches around to study for the way that he thinks about coaching. These are some notes on team building from a presentation he made entitled “The Top 25 Things I have Stolen.” Probably most of these concepts you already know, but if you’re like me, it helps to continually read, ...

Boosting Your Progam Time for a Boost Syndicated from AthleticManagement.com with permission. Looking for people to help out at home games? For additional funds to travel or purchase  new uniforms? Upgrading your support group is often a great solution. By Caitlin Hayes For Armijo (Calif.) High School, it ensures there are new volleyballs every year. For Ohio State University, it means upgrades ...