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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.

Why Collaboration Trumps Cooperation On Teams via @coachdawnwrites
source “Collaboration is hard.” –The Science of Teamwork When I was a student, I greatly disliked group projects.  There were many reasons, mostly stemming from my big-headed idea that I could do better all by myself.  Then I...[Read on]
A Coach’s Guide To Creating Harmony On A Female Team via @CoachDawnWrites
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...[Read on]
3 Ways Women Can Be Effective Leaders
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 ...[Read on]
Coaches Corner: 6 Hidden Gems Who Go Unnoticed On Teams
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...[Read on]
Coaching: 5 Questions We Should Ask While Problem Solving
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...[Read on]
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]