Digital Coaching Center
We partnered with the best coaches and thought leaders in the sports community to serve you relevant content. Check out their presentations and advice on topics ranging from crisis leadership and remote coaching to building connections and celebrating players.
Volleyball Olympian Carli Lloyd Shares How She Prioritizes Her Mental Health
Carli Lloyd, a member of the 2016 Olympic volleyball team, has learned how to grow her game outside of physical strength and talent. Carli has worked hard to incorporate mental health, journaling and mindfulness into her arsenal of talent. In this chat, she goes into detail about helping younger athletes, in the high school and club spaces, learn how to level up their game off the court.
Three Ways College Teams Are Adapting to COVID-19
Learn how technology can keep your teams connected and the major aspects of your program running—no matter your location. Here are three tips to help you adapt to and overcome today’s uncertainty.
Five Ways to Keep Your Team Connected
Georgia Gwinnett College head coach Mike Giuliano talked to us about some of the more successful ways he’s been engaging with his players remotely.
The Importance of Creating a Team Philosophy
TJ Greenstone of Butler University shares how having a philosophy, and a set of pillars, will help create a more robust culture around your strength and conditioning department.
Coaching through Change: Why Keeping a Routine Matters
Amanda Moore, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach of ECU, provides a peek behind the curtain into how her coaching staff uses video and mental exercises to prepare for practice and games—and how that’s become a source of her normalcy for her team moving into an offseason earlier than expected.
Off the Court: A Q&A with Ruth McGolpin
Collegiate head coach Ruth McGolpin answers questions submitted by her peers, covering everything from recruiting and team culture to coaching in a national championship match.
Listening to Your Athletes — Camaraderie and Motivation in Times of Uncertainty
A panel of tenured women’s lacrosse coaches from the esteemed NESCAC league talk team camaraderie, support and motivation in a time that was supposed to be lacrosse season. They’ll discuss the different approaches to how top collegiate teams are supporting athletes and keeping connected.
Supporting the Student-Athlete: Intentional Value of Lifestyle
Lifestyle has a myriad of definitions with student-athletes. Influences of their environment, community, team and family in aggregate build the foundation. In this time of isolation and new reality, we examine the keys to supporting the student-athlete lifestyle for best performance.
Beyond the Highlight Reel: Recruiting with a Plan and Purpose
D1 Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year, Mike Murphy of UPenn discusses the importance of video in recruiting. He'll dive into how that need has evolved amid the current climate, and what players and coaches should do right now to work towards the next level.
Train Your Thoughts: Developing a Growth Mindset
Mindset is just as important as any skill on the court. Three-time All-American and two-time Olympic medal winner Courtney Thompson gives coaches the tools they need to train their minds and show up for their team.
Virtual Workouts for the Mind and Body
Starting your spring workouts virtually? Want to keep your athletes in shape both physically and mentally? Coach Lindsay Peterson shares her easy-to-implement virtual workout plan to help your athletes stay sharp.
Earn Your Sleep: Tips for High Quality Sleep
Ralph Reiff, senior associate athletic director at Butler University, explores the value of sleep and specifically how to earn your sleep during this new reality.
How to Turn Data into Action
Nate Ngo, technical coordinator for the US Men’s National Volleyball Team, explains the simple workflow that can be used by coaches of any sport and level to examine data.
Give Your Players Work That Doesn’t Feel like Work
Cincinnati Development Academy director David Robertson talks about how he’s giving his players work that doesn’t feel like work, and how he uses data and video in player development.
Gratitude: The Greatest Motivator
Who are the people who mentored you when you least deserved it? Chances are they made all the difference. In this video, coach Bill Curry explains how to use gratitude to motivate your athletes.
How to Evaluate Athletes without Tryouts
No tryouts? No problem. Charlotte Independence Soccer Club’s development academy director Jeff Bilyk shows us his unique approach to player evaluations, and how the club’s building rosters without on-field tryouts.
Developing Speed in Players’ Offseason Work
Revered high school coach Dan Casey shows us his unique approach to player development, and why he emphasizes speed over conditioning.
Implementing Leadership Tactics to Foster Player Accountability
Coach Adam Dorrel gives us an inside look at the process he uses to encourage internal accountability from his players. He also discusses the books and podcasts he uses as inspiration.
Top 5 Principles for Performance Fueling
Learn the main principles sports dietitians use when working with athletes, from the youth level to the pros. Then use this presentation to help your own players discover where they can improve their nutrition.
Managing the New Reality for Student-Athletes
Team training is suspended, seasons are canceled and we're confined to our homes. How do you navigate this new reality for student-athletes, parents and coaches? In this video, we explore key performance indicators (KPIs) for athletes' health, performance and well-being.
Building a Positive Volleyball Culture
Coach Lindsay Peterson takes us through her top tips for creating a positive volleyball culture in today's increasingly remote world.
Strategies for Celebrating Athletes Whose Spring Seasons Were Cancelled
In this video, athletic director Jen Brooks and coach Nora Brooks give you simple, actionable ways to celebrate your athletes who can't play their spring seasons.
Effective Leadership in Times of Crises
Football coach and former athletic director Mel Tjeerdsma discusses leadership strategies to help you feel in control during times of crises.
Building an Athlete Plate
Registered dieticians Anna Turner and Lindsay Langford are here to provide you with detailed information, tips and tricks for helping your athletes get the proper nutrition based on their activity level and performance goals.
Remote Coaching for Your Defense
You can build team culture and set the tone for your defense right now, even when your athletes are at home.
Quality Conversations: 5 Ways to Create Stronger Connections
Communication expert Betsy Butterick gives you the tools you need to have conversations that strengthen relationships and leave a lasting impact.
Our Best Tips for a Memorable Season Highlight Reel
Help spread some cheer when your athletes need it most by creating the perfect highlight reel. We've rounded up our top tips to make it easy.
How to Build Better Leadership Programs for Your Student-Athletes
With remote coaching becoming the new norm, athletic director James Coffey explains why leadership programs are more beneficial than ever to high school athletic programs.
Increase Sponsorship Opportunities by Branding Your Athletic Department
High School Director of Operations Cory McCarthy explains how a strong team brand can help secure sponsorships and create a sense of community during a disconnected time.
Three Reasons Why Athletic Directors Should Start Using Social Media
Now is the time to go where the kids are. Athletic director and coach James Coffey explains how social media can benefit high school athletic departments.
Player-Coach Relationships: Make Them Transformational, Not Transactional
It takes time and effort to build a supportive environment for your players, especially now. Former coach and athletic director Cory McCarthy breaks it down into manageable steps.
The Power of an Athletic Department That Focuses on Culture, Relationships & the Extra Mile
Former coach and athletic director Cory McCarthy shares how focusing on three main priorities made a huge impact on New Mission High School—and how they can do the same for your school.