The Coaches' Hub
A central place for insightful articles, relatable podcast episodes, and resources to tap into while building an elite athletic program
Leadership and Development for Coaches
4-Point Well-Being Checklist for Coaches
While stretching time thin to manage work and professional life, some coaches may experience a tug on their mental well-being. Do coaches also sacrifice their "me" time? The time they sit, reflect and take a deep breath from the responsibilities.
The Ultimate Sacrifice of a Coach
While coaches are striving to build elite programs and student-athletes, there's always another play to be drawn up, a student-athlete who needs help, and for coaches who are also a part of classroom learning, there are lesson plans and grading. But rarely do we speak about how commitments to family vacations, dance recitals, Friday night games, spouses, and friendships commonly slip into the number two spot.
Are Your Expectations Hurting Your Student-Athletes?
Fear of failure, fear of success, and fear of judgment are some fears that student-athletes may have early on in their athletic journey. However, with a hanging stigma of “athletes don’t cry,” some athletes may choose to suffer quietly.
This poses two questions : Read More
A Wake Up Call For Athletic Programs
With new and accessible resources to develop student-athletes' well-being, it proves having a personal development strategy can be flexible, impactful, and life-changing for the student-athletes who come through an athletic program.
The goal is to mold students to be great athletes and scholars while training and equipping them with life skills and the knowledge of how to apply them. Read More
3 Major Roles In The Student-Athlete Ecosystem
A coach holds many responsibilities linked to the primary team and program goals -leader, mentor, disciplinarian, and more. As student-athletes choose to be under the leadership of a coach, there should be clear expectations of the team and the personal responsibilities required to meet those expectations.
Behind The Number Podcast
Ep. 27 | From Major League to Coaching with CJ Beatty
There are essential skills and life outlook that seperated CJ as a player, and now as a coach. He's sure to speak on the importance of creating a winning mindset. In addition, encouraging coaches to create a winning environment for their athletes and give athletes a clear picture of what that looks like. But first, CJ takes us back to his upbringing and how parents, coaches, and himself all played crucial roles in his success as a MLB player, as a coach, and as a person.
Ep. 25 | Developing Good People with 1st Team, Lacrosse All American, Taylor Cummings
One of the most critical parts of coaching is instilling great qualities in student-athletes. Taylor's experience as a high-level competitive athlete and personal challenges frequently reminds her to check in with her athletes and be sure they are molding into a great person as a whole. She also dives into the reality of transitioning out of competitive sports and advice to upcoming elite athletes.
Ep. 24 | Student-Athletes Need Exposure with U.S. N.J. Olympian, Colton Brown
A lot can be learned from this Jitsu coach. Being an Olympian comes with its fair share of sacrifices. Colton Brown shares his athletic experience in a way that pro-athletes, student-athletes, coaches, parents and the rest of the community can gain values from. He's transparent about the hardship of the process, importance of sport psychologists and community, and why he'd never take this opportunity for granted. Listen Now