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Tiffany Weimer: Keep Your Standard
by Tiffany Weimer
posted September 22, 2014 at 12:58pm

Hi. Did you miss me? Okay. I am going to write a blog now. I currently have some of my club players playing high school soccer (I won’t get into this, but in Connecticut players are not allowed to play club and high school at the same time) and the...more

The Moment is NOW by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 17, 2014 at 7:54pm

The moment is NOW! Tomorrow. Next week. Next time. When will I ever get there? One day. Sometime. I should do that. In 5 years... That's on my bucket list. I am going to do that someday!...more

How Knowing Your Personality Type Will Help You Manage Your Team
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 16, 2014 at 3:54pm

source As coaches, I think we all know that we’ve got different personality types on our team and I’m sure we’re all pretty conscious about how those personalities will interact.  When we bring recruits on to campus and we sit down...more

NACWAA Members on the Move & In the News - Sept. 12, 2014
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:17pm

  “I do what I do because I enjoy helping others become successful and watching both my staff and students develop their potential.” Kiki Baker Barnes says. Read the article about Dillard University AD's story featured in New Orleans Mag...more

Using Personality Tests To Increase Your Team Chemistry
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:14pm

source As coaches, I think we all know that we’ve got different personality types on our team and I’m sure we’re all pretty conscious about how those personalities will interact.  When we bring recruits on to campus and we sit down...more

INTENTION: The What, The How, & The Why by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 11, 2014 at 3:36pm

Your intention can help the universe re-align to make even the most impossible, possible. All you have to do is ask....more

Becky Hammon, Lin Dunn headline the WNBA's Inspiring Women Luncheon honorees
by Swish Appeal
posted September 7, 2014 at 3:05pm

Watch Becky Hammon's speech, and see some pictures from the league's annual luncheon honoring women for their accomplishments in sports and elsewhere. ...more

The moment caught Fever coach Lin Dunn by surprise
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 4, 2014 at 1:44pm

Maybe you've been ill-prepared when you thought you were prepared, too:Dunn thought she had prepared herself for the moment, but when the players and coaches came together one last time for 2014 following the Fever's 75-62 home loss to the Chicago Sky in ...more

Coaches Corner: Managing Assistant Coaches
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 3, 2014 at 3:41pm

source Sam Shweisky, the head men’s volleyball coach at Princeton University, is in a unique position.  He’s the head coach for the men and the assistant coach for the women’s program.  I wondered if that gave him a more in-de...more

Join the Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - find out more at http://www.whocoachesyou.org
by coachquam
posted September 1, 2014 at 6:37pm

The inner circle is a group for women who coach to come together - online - to learn, grow, and evolve. As a member of the inner circle, you'll get access to exclusive interviews, articles, team activities, and much more....more

New Book for Student-Athletes: Beneath the College Jersey by Marten Vandervelde
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:35pm

Listen to the interview with Erica Quam and Marten Vandervelde on The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - a brand new resource for women who coach...more

How do you build trust on your team? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:23pm

Building trust is the foundation for the success of your team this year. This is where it starts....more

Lisa McGuirk Named Gannon University AD; 32 Join NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:44pm

Author:  NACWAA August 29, 2014 #MovingTheNeedle: Former Cedar Crest College director of athletics and head softball coach Lisa Goddard McGuirk has been named director of athletics at Gannon University (DII). She will ...more

Coaches Corner: An In-Depth Feedback Process
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:14pm

source I was intrigued by Sam Shweisky’s feedback process he uses with his Princeton men’s volleyball team.  It is a pretty involved system of questionnaires, reflections, and meetings.  But the goal is simple: it shows his players ...more

Mercury coach Sandy Brondello named the 2014 WNBA Coach of the Year
by Swish Appeal
posted August 23, 2014 at 12:22pm

Brondello led the Mercury to a 29-win season, the most in WNBA history. On Friday, the WNBA announced that Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello was named the 2014 WNBA Coach of the year. Brondello just finished her first year in Phoenix, where sh...more

Two NACWAA Members Take AD Posts; 37 Join NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 22, 2014 at 3:48pm

August 21, 2014 Denisha Hendricks, who served for six years as athletic director at Kentucky State University (DII), has been named athletic director of Chicago State University (DI). She will be the second female athletic director in the school's 147-ye...more

What habits are you bringing this season? Part 2 of 3 by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 20, 2014 at 7:54pm

We're taking a closer look at your daily habits in the following 3 areas: PRODUCTIVITY, SUPPORT, & SELF CARE...more

Coaches Corner: Creating Realistic Discomfort For Your Team
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:10pm

source When I asked Sam Shweisky, the head men’s volleyball coach at Princeton University, how he prepared his team to handle challenges or being put in uncomfortable situations, I liked his answer about “realistic discomfort”.  So...more

Van Voorhis Named UMass Dartmouth AD; 50 Join NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 15, 2014 at 3:04pm

  August 14, 2014 Amanda Van Voorhis was named director of athletics at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on August 11, effective immediately. Van Voorhis previously served as the interim director of athletics for the past 11 months. She is a 2...more

Why a Woman Coach in the NBA Matters
by One Sport Voice
posted August 11, 2014 at 5:12pm

Becky Hammon, Assistant Coach San Antonio Spurs This summer an NBA team was in the news… for hiring a women to the coaching staff. During the first week of August 2014, the San Antonio Spurs made history when they hired 16-year WNBA San Antonio...more

Coach Dawn: How To Successfully Follow A Popular Coach
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 11, 2014 at 4:54pm

source There’s no easier coaching job than following a coach that the team–rightly or wrongly–didn’t like or respect.  In that situation, everything you say is a breath of fresh air, the players hang on your every word, and t...more

What habits are YOU bringing in this season? Part 1 of 3 by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 11, 2014 at 2:47pm

Over the next few weeks we're going to look at your habits as a coach - so you can start the season off right and then maintain that momentum....more

Becky Hammon, the San Antonio Spurs, and the NBA's coaching revolution
by Swish Appeal
posted August 7, 2014 at 7:59pm

The San Antonio Spurs hire of Becky Hammon is historic on its own, but a broader trend in recent NBA coaching hires might hold promise for more women being considered for jobs in the future. The San Antonio Spurs' hire of WNBA star Becky Hammon as the ...more

Coaches Corner: Sam Shweisky
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 5, 2014 at 1:44pm

source Sam Shweisky is the head men’s volleyball coach at Princeton University.  I worked at Princeton eons ago under the (somewhat legendary) previous coach and know that it’s a great place to work.  Not only are the athletes motiv...more

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