How to ask an Athlete to Leave the Team

Asking an athlete to leave the team is a serious decision on the part of the coach. At best it can serve as a much needed wake-up call that hopefully proves beneficial in the life of a young person. At worst it can result in a lasting stigma of guilt, shame and embarrassment. When it … Continue reading How to ask an Athlete to Leave the Team

High Standards and Understanding in Coaching

In preparing to write my book, Creating A Team Like No Other, I surveyed current and former athletes asking them what their coaches did that was helpful in their development and what the coaches did that was harmful. The results of this survey show that feeling the care and support of their coaches is the key … Continue reading High Standards and Understanding in Coaching