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What is Coaching Theory?

Posted on August 6, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Coaching theory is a systematic process for leaders to coach their teams to victory regardless if its a sports, corporate, or family team. All managers need a plan to succeed, but truly effective leaders encompass an evolving methodology which adapts to their changing situation.


 

Coaching theory involves four features that a leader must continuously develop if they wish to constantly improve themselves as a leader. The features are:

 


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Intervention: How sports are a mechanism for behavior change

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” - Plato


 

It was a Sunday afternoon at my studio gym. I was working with a couple of clients that day and was in a somewhat philosophical mood so I started talking about the ethics of cutting athletes from a team in high school sports. On one hand it teaches the “trophy” generation the value of working hard to earn something of meaning. It teaches the athlet...

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The Pros and Cons of Intentional or Strategic Fouling in Collegiate or Professional Sports

Posted on May 28, 2013 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

As a kid I recall playing baseball with the other kids in the neighborhood. On one particular day we were playing automatic baseball. The rules were something similar to ground ball is a single, if it bounce and you catch it it’s a double, and over the outfielders head is a home run.

 

A play that stands out in my mind is one when my teammate was up at bat and I was playing the field (we were short on people). The ball was lobbed over the plate, he swing and cranked ...

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The Pro and Cons of Intentional or Strategic Fouling in Collegiate or Professional Sports

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

As a kid I recall playing baseball with the other kids in the neighborhood. On one particular day we were playing automatic baseball. The rules were something similar to ground ball is a single, if it bounce and you catch it it’s a double, and over the outfielders head is a home run.


A play that stands out in my mind is one when my teammate was up at bat and I was playing the field (we were short on people). The ball was lobbed over the plate, he swing and cranked i...

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Why More Adolescent Sports Injuries Occur in Competition Than Practice

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently I have been training a young tennis player. This young gentleman is 14 years old and we started going over basic motor control during exercises in order to avoid injury when he reaches to appropriate age to “load up” his training volume and frequency.


While working with this athlete the other day I started thinking about myself at his age during track. I remember being part of something bigger than myself and the life lessons that come with understandi...

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