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AD's, Coaches & Athletes: Kick Off Next Season with a New Way of Thinking

Jun 14, 2019 8:45:52 AM / by Marianne Engle, Ph.D. posted in coaches, athletic directors, athletes

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One of the signs of a great athlete is consistency. Most athletes will have a great game every now and then, but truly great athletes are always performing to their potential. As an Athletic Director, you’re looking to build a stable, successful program in the long term, not just a successful team for the season. Which means you need a steady stream of athletes with perseverance and enthusiasm — but how do you ensure your teams are full of athletes with a great attitude and strong work ethic?

These players with perseverance have a specific mindset, which we call a success mindset, which empowers them and fuels their progress. By leading with that same success mindset, your coaches can develop more of these valuable players, better position their teams for a successful season and build a youth sports culture that is positive and focused throughout all seasons.

Coaching with a success mindset means you’ll create consistency from team to team, program to program, year to year. Position your coaches to have the best opportunity to build a successful team with these four techniques for building predictable players.
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Highlight Reel: By leading with a success mindset, your coaches can develop players with great attitudes and strong work ethics, better position their teams for a successful season and build a youth sports culture that is positive and focused throughout all seasons. Build a team with consistency by being consistent yourself: use a consistent philosophy, enforce consistent expectations, deliver consistent communication and have a consistent temperament.

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ADs, Use the Quiet of Summer to Set Yourself Up For a Successful Fall Sports Season

Jun 6, 2019 9:07:59 AM / by Garland Allen & Dr. Marianne Engle posted in coaches, athletic directors

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When the fall sports season starts, every coach and athletic director wants to hit the ground running. While there is never really an off-season for coaching, summer offers a great opportunity to refocus your efforts, define new ways to make improvements, and do your best to identify opportunities to take your teams and athletes to the next level.

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