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Dawn Redd (Coach Dawn)

http://coachdawnwrites.com/

@coachdawnwrites

Illinois

Coach Dawn's Favorite Sports:

Volleyball, Beach Volleyball

Coach Dawn's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

Coach Dawn Writes

My blog is a place for coaches at all levels who are interested in building teams, motivating their student athletes, and coaching ideas that work. You won't find drills or job postings there, but you will find thoughts from a self-proclaimed coaching nerd who wants to help coaches and teams thrive.

How Knowing Your Personality Type Will Help You Manage Your Team
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...[Read on]
Using Personality Tests To Increase Your Team Chemistry
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...[Read on]
Coaches Corner: Managing Assistant Coaches
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...[Read on]
Coaches Corner: An In-Depth Feedback Process
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 ...[Read on]
Coaches Corner: Creating Realistic Discomfort For Your Team
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...[Read on]
Coach Dawn: How To Successfully Follow A Popular Coach
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...[Read on]
Coaches Corner: Sam Shweisky
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...[Read on]
Coach Dawn: Follow These 8 Principles To Reach Success
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...[Read on]
Great Coaching Advice…From A Coach Smarter Than Me via @CoachDawnWrites
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...[Read on]
Coach Dawn Writes: How To Motivate Our Teams
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...[Read on]