Dawn Redd (Coach Dawn)




Coach Dawn's Favorite Sports:

Volleyball, Beach Volleyball

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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.

Coaches Corner: Kelly Sheffield via @Coachdawnwrites
source I’m excited to start a new series called Coaches Corner.  I’ve had the idea to connect with my fellow coaches in a meaningful way for a while now.  I finally decided to go for it.  I put my list of coaches I’d like...[Read on]
Compilation Of Knowledge From Coaching Legends via @Coachdawnwrites
source I had some fun during March Madness.  I wrote a bunch of articles based on the thoughts of basketball coaching giants.  Check them out and learn from the masters. The John Wooden series: John Wooden won ten national championships in twe...[Read on]
The Two Sides Of Every Coach via @coachdawnwrites
source Over the years, the image of VanDerveer has taken two forms, one warm and engaging, one not so much.  Her defining yin and yang appears to be toughness and tenderness. She demonstrates the former as needed; it’s the latter that people c...[Read on]
Is Your Best Athlete Your Best Leader? via @Coachdawnwrites
source When your best players are your hardest workers, you have the chance to be very good. —Tara VanDerveer When your best players aren’t vocal leaders.  This is a common problem.  I don’t know how many times I’ve com...[Read on]
How To Teach Leadership via @coachdawnwrites
source Leadership is really a form of temporary authority that others grant you, and they only follow you if they find you consistently credible. It’s all about perception—and if teammates find you the least bit inconsistent, moody, unpredict...[Read on]
Using Feedback As Motivation via @coachdawnwrites
source In the absence of feedback, people will fill in the blanks with a negative. They will assume you don’t care about them or don’t like them.—Pat Summitt Try this experiment with your team.  As players migrate in at the beginn...[Read on]
On The Value Of Hard Work via @coachdawnwrites
source There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.—Coach K The other day, I was speaking to another coach about her season and the different approach she decided to take with her team.  She said instead of yelling or punishi...[Read on]
Creating A Connected Culture via @Coachdawnwrites
source When members of a group of any size, from a basketball team to a business organization, share a vision that makes them feel proud, feel valued, and feel that they have a voice to express their ideas and opinions, it c...[Read on]
5 Qualities That Make Every Team Great via @CoachDawnWrites
source “There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them...[Read on]
When Will You Feel Successful As A Coach? via @CoachDawnwrites
source Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.—John Wooden This will be a short one today, but (I think) a good one. I was talking to a co...[Read on]