8 great coaching tools

    When you consider the amount of tasks we complete as a coach,  it is helpful to consider how we facilitate our athletes and program as an optional term.  A facilitator is one who essentially assists or guides others in accomplishing a task or goal.   According to Dictionary.com the definition of facilitate is: to make easier or less…

8 great coaching tools

So often, coaches say something but do something else. Or they make a plan with the team to make big improvements and then some of the ideas fall away due to time constraints or lack of resources.  The way that this unfolds will demonstrate your commitment to the process as you present it.  For this…

8 great coaching tools

As coaches, it is common for us to think that if we want things done right we need to do it ourselves.  I know that’s how I did things when I started.  What I learned over the years though is how to delegate some of my tasks, it gave the ability to spend more quality time…

8 great coaching tools

As coaches we educate every day sometimes without even knowing it.  We also have the opportunity to educate without setting up a specific session to relay information.  Giving a direction to our players without letting them know how to do it or why they are about to execute the direction can be a recipe for failure and…

8 great coaching tools

If you as the coach can participate with the athletes in developing the path to success for your team, an environment of of inclusion and a connection to the process will develop.  A culture which nurtures common goals will go much further than simply giving directions and saying go. Participate in the Success Team Planning Spending some…

8 great coaching tools

To communicate is more than giving signals from the dugout or third base.  Coaches communicate at times more with their actions and body language more than their words.  Being aware of your disposition, your actions and the words you use when you arrive at the field or practice site, can have a positive influence on…

8 great coaching tools

To motivate our athletes is what most softball coaches strive to do. The question though is what is motivation and what is motivating softball athletes? There are as many ways to describe motivation as there are ways to motivate. The key for you, is to learn what motivates your players so that you can provide…

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