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Articles

This article by Dr. Don Murray provides a useful model for effective coaching. 1) Build Self Esteem 2) Validate Understanding 3) Generate Options 4) Inspire Action 5) Recognize Results Key Read more >

This article examines the coach’s role as a leadership educator. This includes 7 conditions helpful for creating an emotionally safe dynamic teaching and learning environment favorable to Read more >

Ryan Hedstrom offers practical advice for coaches on how to effectively deal with conflict. He identifies four principles which are key when trying to resolve conflicts: active listening, Read more >

What are effective guidelines for interpersonal communication? This article shares some useful communication tips. Guidelines for Interpersonal Communication Read more >

Team Culture
The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership® Theory Choosing the Right Leadership Style for the Right People   What type of leadership do your people need? You’ve just finished Read more >

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Athletic Insight Online Journal of Sport
Lee Crust and Ian Lawrence write: This paper reviews research on leadership qualities in sport and considers the implications of this work in relation to the complex task of effective football Read more >

This article by Dr. Don Murray provides some important foundational theory on defining and managing a team. Team Management Starts By Defining Team Read more >

This article and video discusses the experiences of Ron Shapiro and Mark Shapiro, who are father and son, with negotiations in a sport context. Both Ron Shapiro, a long time negotiator, and his Read more >


Audio

This conversation with Chris Moody of Moody Pacific Coaching Services takes on some of the challenges involved in athlete transitions. These transitions include: Athletes leaving the college Read more >

Coaches sideline tantrums are nothing new in college hoops, but the most recent outbursts have some wondering if these incidents are giving the sport a bad name. OTL examines. Coaches Behaving Read more >

In this episode of SCI Talk, we take on the issue of reputational risk in intercollegiate athletics. Specifically, how should we value reputation as its own currency not unlike dollars for wins? Read more >


Books

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Case Studies

The role of a leader on a sports team – whether a player or a coach – is an important position to fill. A good leader will motivate the team, take responsibility, promote a good work Read more >


Documentaries

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Tools

This tool is to assist teams in consensus decision making. Objective. Consensus decision making requires discussing an issue until all agree to accept it. Acceptance does not mean that the Read more >

Objective. Teams have cultures that are similar to and different from the cultures of their organizations. It is essential to know both types of cultures because teams encounter difficulties when Read more >

This tool is designed to assist in evaluating and rewarding a team. Objective: It is important to balance evaluations of the results of the team’s work with the contributions of individual team Read more >

The G.R. I. P. model describes 4 critical components of high performing teamwork. Intentionally developing the 4 components is extremely helpful in building new teams, changing old teams, and Read more >

The benefits of sport are well recognized: organized athletics builds self-esteem, promotes physical conditioning, enhances skills, teaches the value of teamwork and sets a foundation for Read more >

Team Culture
The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership® Theory Choosing the Right Leadership Style for the Right People   What type of leadership do your people need? You’ve just finished Read more >

Jeff Janssen gives information, statistics, and thought on the issue of hazing, and offers six steps aimed at hazing prevention for coaches and those in leadership roles on teams. While hazing is Read more >


Videos

MIT’s Professor Emeritus, Edgar Schein, on helping, how to offer, give, and receive help. Read more >

This video features Jim Thompson, the founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) discussing the importance of positive coaching to building and sustaining a winning culture. Jim Read more >

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes Read more >

Dr. Ken Pendleton and SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, examine some of the challenges in understanding and preventing issues related to locker room culture. “Unfortunately, this is a lot more okay in Read more >

Ken Blanchard on Situational Leadership. Read more >

This video examines sources of power and influence in light of a number of recent current events that raise interesting questions about what might be your best approach. Specifically, a look at Read more >

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This article and video discusses the experiences of Ron Shapiro and Mark Shapiro, who are father and son, with negotiations in a sport context. Both Ron Shapiro, a long time negotiator, and his Read more >

This video stresses the importance of communication skills for sports coaches. The role of the sports coach/leader is to allow effective skill acquisition as well as guiding individuals and Read more >


Weblinks

This website deals with numerous issues related to college coaches. This particular aspect of the website has a list of coaches’ compensation and many of the actual contracts are appended. Read more >

Jason Belzer writes some of the more well-developed pieces on the business of sports. Click here to access his articles. Read more >

Excellent resources from Myles Brand’s NCAA presidency. Read more >

The NCAA Leadership Development department provides life skills support in the areas of academics, athletics, personal development, career development and service through the distribution of Read more >

Troy Vincent’s organization focusing on athlete development on and off the field. Read more >

This website is designed to help you understand, plan and manage conflict with one or more members of a team. Tool Created by Camilo Azcarate, JD, MA Read more >

The Sports Conflict Institute has curated books and videos by topics here. Read more >