Sport Coach Development
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As any master coach will tell you, successful sports coaching is never “arrived at”, and requires constant coaching development. Here you’ll find articles and case studies dedicated to best practice sport coach development. You may find our sections for our most recent articles, resources and materials, latest newsletters, or 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson video series valuable too.
Have you ever wondered what successful Coaches do differently? How they manage to amass title after title and build a team culture athletes want to be part of?
The first thing we noticed with winning Coaches is that they never sit back and become complacent. Instead, the fact that they don’t is what sets them apart from the rest. Winning Coaches are always learning, always striving for the 0.1% and this set them up for success game after game, year after year.
And that’s exactly what University of Florida’s Head Women’s Tennis Coach Roland Thornqvist has done.
It takes a different skillset and a different mindset. Many incredible athletes have tried to make the transition and been unsuccessful. But there are a few who have got it right. Elissa Kent is one of these few.
Head Coach Ali Carey-Oliver achieved unprecedented success at Mt. San Antonio College after her women’s Volleyball program won their first ever Conference Championship with a perfect 8-0 conference record and an outstanding 20-4 season overall.
Professional development for Coaches is critical. And the best Coaches know that to be the best, they must continue to develop professionally. They need to continue seeking opportunities to access new information and network with a diverse range of fellow Coaches.
You can think of this ‘audience’, the millennial generation of athletes, as the most distracted generation in history because we’re dealing with smart phones, video games and high-speed technology. The reality is, that their concentration or focus is switching all the time. For our communication to be effective, we need to ensure that we’re getting through.
In June 2015, Bo and Liz Masen presented as keynote speakers at the ‘Play Like A Champion Today National Sports Leadership Conference’ at the University of Notre Dame. Play Like a Champion provide weekly Champion Notes for coaches, student-athletes
By Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and International Coaching Consultant 20 years ago elite sports teams were lucky to have a strength and conditioning coach. Today, professional teams have an essential coaching staff that can include up
By Robert Dobson – Athlete Assessments Ask the most successful head coaches what they really value in their programs; they will almost unanimously identify the strength and dependability of their assistant coaches as fundamental to what
Rapport is something people know is important, yet it can often be an overlooked topic. In this video, Bo Hanson explains the meaning and importance of rapport. Find out why building rapport for sports coaches is such a good investment, how trust and respect play a critical role in building rapport, ways rapport can be used to improve a coach-athlete relationship.
By Liz Masen and Kate Roskvist An insight into the five ‘football’ high-performance sport coach development programs, and those who lead them, in Australia. This article was featured in our latest People+Sport Magazine: Education and
Watch Bo Hanson discuss what expert coaches have in common and what is the key factor in what makes these top coaches so great. Recorded during an ABC TV Interview, find out why adapting your behavior to suit the needs of your athletes is vital to improving sports performance. Don’t miss these important insights.
The Australian Football League (AFL) presides over one of the most iconic forms of football in the country. Since 1897 the game has been the cause for celebration as well as heated bar room conversation. While
By Liz Masen and Kate Roskvist If you are looking for impactful and effective Sport Professional Development for your Coach Development, Athlete Leadership, or Sport Management University Program, then here are 7 things you cannot afford
By Liz Masen and Kate Roskvist Top Coaches Have a Coaching Philosophy, Do You? Find a phenomenal coach with a wealth of experience (and full trophy cabinet), and ask them what their coaching philosophy is.