Do Your Behaviors Align with Your Values?

5 Minute Listen A John Wooden Wannabe Early on, I had an obsession with Coach John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach. My obsession equated to me reading every book written both by him and about him. He was known for his “maxims”—witty sayings like: “Be...

Why Coaches Need to Define Their “Why”

4 Minute Read or Listen Why Do I Coach? Whether we are in our first year or our 30th year of coaching, we need to constantly ask ourselves this question, and we need to have a good answer for it. If we don’t keep our “why” at the forefront of our mind, we will forget...

How to Purposefully Define Your Coaching Core Values

Our Coaching Values Part 2 Read Part 1 Here 4 Minute Read or Listen Here Unintentional Consequences “Sports can team with ethics and character and spirituality; virtuous coaching can integrate the body with the heart, the mind, and the soul. But, as my first memory...

What do you value in sports?

Our Coaching Values Part 1 5 Minute Read or Listen Here When the Unthinkable Happens Just two days after Christmas, my team was boarding a bus as we headed for an eight-hour journey to a  basketball tournament in Florida. As players were loading the bus, I started to...

The Coaching Identity Crisis

My Coaching Crisis 4 Minute Read or Listen “I saw the transactional coaches: the kind of coaches who use players as tools to meet their personal needs for validation, status, and identity. They held their power over us to elicit the response they wanted.” –Joe...