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A Coach’s Guide To Creating Harmony On A Female Team via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted November 12, 2014 at 8:55pm

source Mean girls.  We’ve all heard that phrase and I worry that we all believe it on some levels.  I’ve heard coaches, mothers, and female athletes themselves talking about how girls and women can’t get along and that their t...more

3 Ways Women Can Be Effective Leaders
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted November 5, 2014 at 5:59pm

source In my post, 3 Ways To Keep Females In Coaching And Athletics Administration, I talk about the lack of ladies in athletics…and the numbers were pretty dramatic.  If you’re interested in seeing all of the numbers and a link to the ...more

Spurs beat Mavericks 101-100 in Becky Hammon's coaching debut
by Swish Appeal
posted October 29, 2014 at 1:39pm

The NBA's defending champs start their 2014-15 season on the right foot as Hammon begins her career as an assistant coach. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks 101-100, where they shot 52.9% from the field, and also made 14-of-28 of thei...more

Bill Laimbeer let go by New York Liberty
by Swish Appeal
posted October 15, 2014 at 6:52pm

New York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer's contract was not renewed by the organization, according to the New York Liberty website. According to the New York Liberty website, New  York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer's contract has not been rene...more

When will we see an NBA game where women coach both teams and see an all-female officiating crew?
by Swish Appeal
posted October 13, 2014 at 1:06pm

Women have made a number of notable strides this past summer in the NBA as coaches and officials. With that in mind, how far away are we from seeing games when we will see NBA games that are fully coached and officiated by women? In the NBA, we have se...more

Play 4 Kay games will feature 14 top teams & other women's basketball news
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:49pm

ESPN has announced its "Play 4 Kay" games for this season, to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Among 14 top teams that will be playing are Tennessee, South Carolina, Duke, Notre Dame, California and Louisville.More college news:South Carolina coach Dawn S...more

The other Summitt is out to re-shape the culture at Louisiana Tech
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 8, 2014 at 1:09pm

First-year Louisiana Tech coach Tyler Summitt pushed his team to the breaking point in their first practice today:RUSTON – Any doubts about Tyler Summitt changing the culture around Louisiana Tech's women's basketball program were put to rest Monday...more

Coaches Corner: 6 Hidden Gems Who Go Unnoticed On Teams
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted October 2, 2014 at 5:28pm

source Maybe you’re a high school coach who knows that the freshman and junior varsity teams are lacking talent to send up to your team.  Or maybe you’re the college coach whose recruiting class didn’t quite turn out the way you&rs...more

Would any of the Euroleague's best women's basketball coaches come to the WNBA?
by Swish Appeal
posted October 2, 2014 at 5:23pm

The United States plays the best women's basketball in the world, but that doesn't mean that talent exists outside the national borders. Great players from other countries have come to the WNBA, but what about foreign coaches? We look at some coaches ...more

Coaching: 5 Questions We Should Ask While Problem Solving
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:41pm

source Problem: A player isn’t performing at an acceptable level. What to do?:  SCAMPER.   Let’s look at how we’d apply SCAMPER to our teams. First things first, what the heck is SCAMPER?  The letters stand for Sub...more

NACWAA Member Retirements, Promotions and Celebrations
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:26pm

Author:  NACWAA September 25, 2014 Mary Bowman, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Support Services and Senior Woman Administrator, has announced she will retire in December after 19 years at the University ...more

Do you get bored with the basics? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 24, 2014 at 7:21pm

The better you get at something the more important the basics become. Have a beginner's mind....more

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

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