5 Best Ways for Athletic Directors to Deliver Bad News

The following blog post is taken from the book Control Your Off the Field Concerns As the leader of your athletic department, breaking bad news is never easy – whether it’s to staff, athletes or sports parents.  When you have to deliver bad news to a team, here are five tips for Athletic Directors and …

Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders

On a recent SEC Stories episode, five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres revealed she suffered with an eating disorder while attending college at the University of Florida.  More common with female athletes, there are ways to look out for and treat these issues. In the following interview, former Georgia national title winning gymnastics coach Suzanne Yoculantalks …

Sports Leadership During COVID

The following blog features a Championship Performance interview with JC Glick, former Lt. Colonel with the Army Rangers who ran their physical fitness unit and now consults with sports teams about using military leadership principles to improve athletic departments.  COVID Challenges.  This virus has presented sports teams with unprecedented upheaval in routine.  Becoming adaptable and …

The Bill Belichick Quiz Method to Prepare Athletes

The following blog post is a chapter excerpt from the book – “The Football Coach’s Game Plan for Leadership.” Super Bowl winning coach Bill Belichick  is a stickler for details – almost to the point of obsession. So how does Belichick drill information into his players so that the retention is so successful?  It’s called …

9 Tips to Make Sports Parents Your Ally

The following is an excerpt from the new book: Control Your Off the Field Concerns: Proven Remedies for Coaches and Athletic Directors to Solve Your Toughest Challenges. With COVID adding to the stress of families, you can be sure when athletics resume sports parents are going to be more on edge than ever. Your coaches …

5 Considerations Before Suspending or Disciplining Athletes

The following is an excerpt from the new book: Control Your Off the Field Concerns: Proven Remedies for Coaches and Athletic Directors to Solve Your Toughest Challenges Keeping your athletes in line can sometimes be a challenge. When they violate team rules, getting them back on track is one of the unpleasant aspects of coaching that …

7 Keys to Motivate Female Athletes

The following is an excerpt from the book Championship Performance Coaching I- Legendary Coaching Wisdom on Leadership, Motivation, and Practice Plans to Achieve Your Dream Season. According to Sports Psychologist Gloria Balague, “When I work with women athletes, relatedness often arises as an all-important motivational element. Most of the women I speak with will talk …

Coach K on Building a Culture of Trust and Goal Mistakes

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K) is a master at team building. Below, he shares his thoughts on gaining the respect of your players and the wrong approach to goal setting. On creating respect of players: “The best way gain respect is to tell them the truth. Look them in the eye and tell …

Best Responses to Upset Sports Parents

The following is an excerpt from the new book: Control Your Off the Field Concerns: Proven Remedies for Coaches and Athletic Directors to Solve Your Toughest Challenges. Consider this scenario. It wasn’t the best game your team ever played. And before you can turn to them to try to smooth over the loss, you are …

3 Great Ideas to Motivate Bench Players

Studies in the corporate environment have revealed that cash raises are not always the most effective way to reward and motivate employees. In fact, a recent study revealed 3 methods that proved as successful at motivating employees that coaches can adopt to motivate athletes as well. 1) Let players have some say over their own …