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What habits are you bringing this season? Part 2 of 3 by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 20, 2014 at 7:54pm

We're taking a closer look at your daily habits in the following 3 areas: PRODUCTIVITY, SUPPORT, & SELF CARE...more

Coaches Corner: Creating Realistic Discomfort For Your Team
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:10pm

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...more

Van Voorhis Named UMass Dartmouth AD; 50 Join NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 15, 2014 at 3:04pm

  August 14, 2014 Amanda Van Voorhis was named director of athletics at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on August 11, effective immediately. Van Voorhis previously served as the interim director of athletics for the past 11 months. She is a 2...more

Why a Woman Coach in the NBA Matters
by One Sport Voice
posted August 11, 2014 at 5:12pm

Becky Hammon, Assistant Coach San Antonio Spurs This summer an NBA team was in the news… for hiring a women to the coaching staff. During the first week of August 2014, the San Antonio Spurs made history when they hired 16-year WNBA San Antonio...more

Coach Dawn: How To Successfully Follow A Popular Coach
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 11, 2014 at 4:54pm

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...more

What habits are YOU bringing in this season? Part 1 of 3 by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 11, 2014 at 2:47pm

Over the next few weeks we're going to look at your habits as a coach - so you can start the season off right and then maintain that momentum....more

Becky Hammon, the San Antonio Spurs, and the NBA's coaching revolution
by Swish Appeal
posted August 7, 2014 at 7:59pm

The San Antonio Spurs hire of Becky Hammon is historic on its own, but a broader trend in recent NBA coaching hires might hold promise for more women being considered for jobs in the future. The San Antonio Spurs' hire of WNBA star Becky Hammon as the ...more

Coaches Corner: Sam Shweisky
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 5, 2014 at 1:44pm

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...more

Coach Chris Gobrecht's return part of UW's nonconference schedule
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 5, 2014 at 1:39pm

Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give spinets about each opponent. Below is th...more

Meet the Candidates: 2014 NACWAA Elections
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 5, 2014 at 1:36pm

Brought forth by the membership and selected by the Nominating Committee, these 16 women have been slated to represent NACWAA as President-Elect, Board of Directors and Nominating Committee candidates, respectively, in the 2014 Elections. Active level me...more

The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - OPENS TOMORROW @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 31, 2014 at 7:01pm

When you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done. Join the Inner Circle TODAY!...more

Access free educational materials for espnW Nine for IX films
by One Sport Voice
posted July 30, 2014 at 5:29pm

I recently had the opportunity to work in collaboration with espnW to develop discussion guides for the Emmy-nominated Nine for IX film series. Nine for IX premiered June 18, 2013, as part of ESPN’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX. ...more

Lin Dunn plans to continue work in basketball after retirement from coaching
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 30, 2014 at 3:50pm

Had a chance to sit down with coaching great Lin Dunn last night, who talked about the future, the past and the present.Wrote a song about it - like to read it? Here it goes.Following that, the Sparks edged the Fever, 77-73. Four players from each side we...more

A small acknowledgement = a BIG game changer! by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 30, 2014 at 2:14pm

An acknowledgement is different than a compliment. Even though we all like to receive compliments, they can be short-lived and often forgotten about in minutes. "Great job." "Nice work today!" They are usually about what someone has done....more

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

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