Coaching is hard, there's no doubt there. Coaching females who often have low self-esteem, struggle with confidence, and often feel pressured to hold back instead of stepping forward is even harder. As our young girls grow into strong women, we hope to have coaches there who will be committed to helping them find their… Continue reading Review: Janine Tucker’s Player Journal
When I realized my team culture was failing, I knew I had to do something fast. It wasn't just a matter of players being unhappy or some drama here and there, our game performance was suffering and it had nothing to do with IQ, conditioning, or knowledge. It was a lack of effort, heart, and… Continue reading If only I had known this one thing…
Little c. I'm a coach. I'm a coach. I played this sport growing up, I think I was pretty good at it. I know how to win, even without the best players by planning out great plays. I have a team. I bring drills, teach plays, teach them how to score and how to shut… Continue reading BIG C vs little c
We talk about wanting team unity, but often as leaders we end up in a Me vs You battle when it’s time to correct behaviors. When effort levels, focus, distractions, or priorities become an issue, the old school form of leadership is still quite popular. That’s the one where we immediately take that authoritarian stance… Continue reading Change leadership from Me vs You, to WE
I can set the tone of something. I can create atmosphere ahead of an event or meeting. I can structure guidelines, expectations, and procedures. I can design the colors, the logo, principles, the outward branding. But even after all of that, I haven’t built culture. That’s the disconnect. That’s where we miss the mark as… Continue reading You can’t build it in your preseason meeting. #culture
Occasionally I get asked by a program if one of my blog posts was about them. (Ironically several different programs may think a post is about them all at the same time). I usually don't even know which post they are referring to. Maybe they identified with something in it and thought, hey she sounds… Continue reading You probably think this song is about you..
There’s a trend of thinking that’s become a link of solidarity among many coaches. Where mention of how it’s the kids responsibility to “want it” “bring it” “own it” and “accept it” or don't bother to show up - followed by: “all the coaches say, AMEN!” (including myself) Probably because it’s frustrating to have kids… Continue reading Coach it ALL