Posts Tagged 'Coaching'

How Bill Belichick Quizzes to Improve Performance

In the following excerpt from The Football Coach’s Game Plan for Leadership, this chapter breaks down how Bill Belichick uses random quizzes to have the best prepared team in the NFL.

So how does he drill information into his players so that the retention is so successful? It’s called random quizzing and his players don’t care for this type of coaching, but the benefits are obvious.

The questions can be things that are noticed on film—like a subtle trait of ...

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14 Tips to Lead Millennials

The following 14 principles for leading Millennials are directed to the work-place, but many of the same concepts apply to athletic teams as well.

Excerpted from the book Championship Performance Coaching Volume 1: Legendary Coaching Wisdom on Leadership, Motivation, and Practice Plans to Achieve Your Dream Season.

  1. Give them freedom with their schedule. Even limited freedom to vote when they practice will help build team trust and motivation.

  2. Create a family environment. Work, family and social are all intertwined, so make sure ...

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5 Steps to Reverse Player Attitude Problems

You can turn around a player’s problem attitude by taking the following one to one coaching steps:

1) List standards of behavior expected. You probably already have a list of team rules or policies. Show him or her where they are not meeting expectations.

2) Point out weak areas that need improvement. Using performance charts, player surveys, and other data to back up your point, show the player the behavioral attitudes that need improving. Offer specific examples of where their poor attitude ...

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Wooden’s 8 Essentials for Great Practice

Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden was a master at organizing practices for maximum production. Here are his 8 tips to create a great practice environment. Implement these and watch athletic motivation and engagement soar.

Excerpted from the book Championship Performance Coaching I: Legendary Coaching Wisdom on Leadership, Motivation, and Practice Plans to Achieve Your Dream Season.

  1. Fundamentals before creativity: Coach Wooden believed the teaching of fundamentals, until they are all executed quickly, properly, and without conscious thought, is prerequisite ...

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4 Most Common Team Captain Mistakes

You want your team captains to be like extensions of your coaching on the floor or field. But some players don’t always lead in a way that helps raise the play of everyone around them. Here are 4 mistakes that you should watch out for so your captains don’t make them.

The following is excerpted from the book – Championship Performance Coaching Volume 1: Legendary Coaching Wisdom on Leadership, Motivation, and Practice Plans to Achieve Your Dream Season

1) Thinking they ...

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Keep Motivation High During a Losing Season

When you are part of turning around a program or having one of those inevitable down years, sustaining motivation and a positive attitude can be a challenge. Former three time Super Bowl Champion coach Bill Walsh offered these 10 reminders to keep yourself focused and team motivation high during a losing or sub par year.

1) Concentrate on what will produce results rather than on the results themselves: the process rather than the prize of winning.

2) Exhibit an inner toughness emanating ...

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