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Coach Dawn: Follow These 8 Principles To Reach Success
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 28, 2014 at 7:50pm

source In a TEDtalk titled, Success is a Continuous Journey, Richard St. John talked about being on top of the heap…and then getting complacent, overconfident, and cocky.  Which led him losing all of his clients and the aforementioned success...more

The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach starts August 1st @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 25, 2014 at 7:01pm

Join the Inner Circle Today!...more

Do You Have Clutter? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 23, 2014 at 9:30pm

Take time to eliminate clutter, create clarity, have more energy and balance in your life...more

Great Coaching Advice…From A Coach Smarter Than Me via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 21, 2014 at 9:42pm

source The first year I started coaching, I went to my first major coaching convention.  A week-long affair, I learned so much about the profession that I thought my head would explode.  As a young coach, fresh out of college, I was living in a...more

Los Angeles Sparks fire head coach Carol Ross, GM Penny Toler to assume interim duties
by Swish Appeal
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:17pm

In a move that doesn't come as much of a shock here at the Swish, the Los Angeles Sparks have relieved Carol Ross of her head coaching duties. According to ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel, the Los Angeles Sparks have decided to relieve head coach Carol Ross...more

NCAA – 2014 CoachRank – How Do New Faces Fare?
by All White Kit
posted July 18, 2014 at 10:36pm

Forty-six schools made coaching changes between 2008 and 2010.  Of those schools, thirty-seven were replacing coaches who had been in their post for three or more seasons.  But how many of those schools made a change for the better in terms of r...more

NCAA – 2014 CoachRank – Lessons From The Recently Departed
by All White Kit
posted July 17, 2014 at 1:09pm

As a part of calculating CoachRank numbers, I also looked at the coaches that left their position after the 2013 season to see if there were any patterns that emerged in regards to those coaches who departed.  The results are below, but here are some...more

NCAA – CoachRank Adjusted Rankings & Quick FAQ (AKA Read Before Killing The Messenger)
by All White Kit
posted July 14, 2014 at 5:34pm

  (Again, read the damn FAQ below before asking questions and/or losing your mind. Supplemental content will appear throughout the week.) 1. 96.11 – Paul Ratcliffe (Stanford)2. 85.59 – Mark Krikorian (Florida State)3. 79.11 – Anso...more

Coach Dawn Writes: How To Motivate Our Teams
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 14, 2014 at 5:28pm

source Daniel Pink focuses on how we’re motivated in a TEDtalk called, “The Puzzle of Motivation“.  He spends a lot of time going into why we’re going at motivation all wrong and in an outdated way.  In example after exa...more

Non-Verbal Communication via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 12, 2014 at 10:31am

source “Our bodies change our minds And our minds change our behavior And our behavior changes our outcomes.“ In a TEDtalk called Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are by Amy Cuddy, I learned that how we present ourselves is amazingly powerf...more

How many times a day do YOU smile? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 11, 2014 at 5:15pm

How many times a day do YOU smile?...more

Coach Lin Dunn has "spent most of her life fighting"
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:09pm

Much respect to retiring Lin Dunn, for being a pioneer in women's basketball.She's baaaaack...aka today's partial results:Tamika Catchings lead the Fever past the Sun, 72-68, with 21 points.The Lynx and Shock will square off later this evening.More WNBA n...more

Meet NACWAA Members on the Move and 26 Newest to Join
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:08pm

July 10, 2014 Kala Andrews was named Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), effective July 1. Andrews served as associate director of compliance at the University of South Carolina in the past two y...more

Advice For New Coaches via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 7, 2014 at 8:58pm

source I was watching the local news last night and my favorite station was debuting a new meteorologist.  Just for background, I live in a smallish city, so we seem to be the testing ground for all new and untested TV personalities. This poor guy ...more

Father-Daughter Bond Ignites Winning Ways at Fordham
by klombardo1
posted July 7, 2014 at 2:13pm

For the past ten years, Bob Baxter has been a staple in the Fordham softball dugout and a constant on the summer recruiting trail. Baxter, who is always boasting a smile, a Fordham hat, and one of his colossal championship rings, announced his retiremen...more

Play Like A Girl via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 5, 2014 at 9:33am

source I don’t know if you’ve seen this #LikeAGirl youtube video, but you should check it out.  The throw/run/play/etc. “like a girl” phrase is still a thing on athletic fields and PE classes all over the country.  Watch...more

3 simple strategies to have more powerful phone calls with recruits this season by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted June 30, 2014 at 8:10pm

Here are 3 simple strategies to have more powerful phone conversations with recruits this season....more

Coaches Corner: Evaluating Drills For Effective Practices
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted June 30, 2014 at 5:01pm

source I’m a big fan of evaluating my program after each season. Everything from hotels and restaurants we used to game schedule and practice plans. I certainly don’t think that evaluation must necessarily lead to changes, though it should le...more

What can coaches learn from the C-Suite? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted June 25, 2014 at 6:04pm

The C-Suite may sound like business jargon to people within athletics. These worlds SEEM so different. However, there are some well-established practices in the business world that athletics could use & adopt....more

Coaches Corner: What Is Advanced Teamwork? via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted June 21, 2014 at 10:14am

source Becky Schmidt is the head volleyball coach at Hope College and has had an amazingly successful run. Consistently in the top five of Division III, she’s figured out what it takes to put winning teams together. In talking to her about some str...more

A Safe Zone: 5 Keys to creating inclusive teams by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted June 19, 2014 at 12:43am

A Safe Zone: 5 Keys to Creating Inclusive Teams by Erica Quam @coachquam...more

Teach, Mentor, & Learn about YOU!
by coachquam
posted June 19, 2014 at 12:38am

Teach, Mentor, & Learn about YOU!...more

Coaches Corner: Next Level Coaching via @coachdawn
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted June 13, 2014 at 6:25pm

source Coaching is more than X’s and O’s…I’m pretty sure most folks reading this would agree to that. So what is it, if it’s more than the tangibles? Coaching is about leadership, teaching our players how to work well with...more

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: We Need to Stamp Out Misogyny in Sports
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 13, 2014 at 6:23pm

Kareem Adbul-Jabbar opens the conversation:The easiest way to determine women’s value to their culture is to look at how much we pay them in relation to men. Some studies suggest that in general women make less doing the same jobs as men (the Census...more

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