Dean Smith: A Coach’s Life

Recently I was asking for people’s favorite books by or about coaches. Someone mentioned Dean Smith’s A Coach’s Life (written with John Kilgo and Sally Jenkins) which I had read over a decade ago and […]

What is a Growth Mindset?

Mindset: A Book Review What is a growth mindset?  Why do some athletes take on challenges while others stay in their comfort zone? Why do some seem to jump back from failures so well, while […]

“Courage to be Patient”

Christian Lavers, the President of the ECNL, weighs in on player development in an interesting article,”The Courage to be Patient.” He addresses the difficulties and the value of implementing a long-term player development strategy in […]

Bosses Matter (And, Coaches too)

Over on Slate Mathew Yglesias has an interesting article up about a new study out of Stanford University and The University of Utah about the importance of a good boss. The study is called “The […]

Effective Coaching

The other day I was watching a soccer tournament with some friends. Lining the field were all the college coaches and parents. One team was doing pretty well; the other was struggling. The coach of […]

Coaching is Repetition. Don’t be afraid to Repeat.

A coach recently indicated to me that he was working extra hard to have something unique and original to do with his team each week in training. He always wanted to provide new games. I […]