Weekly Roundup: Training Coaches

Training Coaches. The Wednesday Weekly Round Up is Where The Coaching Conversation Points You to Interesting Articles on Coaching, Leadership, Sports, Health and Fitness, and sometimes, money.

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Always interested in books on how to learn and why life-long learning improves our performance in multiple arenas.


The Death of the Formation (Medium)

Why the philosophy of change is so important allows a new philosophy in football

Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn (HBR)

You need to invest in training coaches in order to bring out their best with employees.

How to provide great feedback when you’re not in charge (Farnam Street Blog)

Should you appreciate (to motivate), offer advice (to help improvement), or evaluate (rarely). Biggest advice, ask others to give you coaching first before you provide any. Good info here.

State’ recalls the ’79 Niles West girls basketball team’s journey through the early years of Title IX (ESPNW)

Great nuggets detailing a state championship in the 70s.

training coachesIn my Tribune column, I had written about some of the things we never knew at the time. Like how our first coach, Arlene Mulder, would secretly huddle in the corner of the faculty lounge with the school’s legendary boys’ basketball coach, Billy Schnurr, and how he would teach her how to teach us. I had learned that our principal, Nicholas Mannos, like most high school principals back then very stern and a little scary, was just as secretly our best friend, for years fighting the battle for girls to attain the same rights as boys in sports.

Three things you are told about teaching that are wrong (tes)

Debunks some common myths and reminds us that we can’t always tell when learning is taking place.

Kate Markgraf hired as first GM for USWNT (Washington Post)
The NWSL attendance record is notable for how it wasn’t accomplished (The Athletic)
Keys to a Successful Preseason (TCC)

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US significantly weakens endangered species act (NYTimes)


Good book for the fall coaches

and another


The Sopranos for the first time. Seems timely. I liked The Wire better, but it’s close.

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