Lunch & Learn: Current Coaches are Coached To Be Athletes – Part 4

In today’s Lunch & Learn we are finishing our interview with championship coach and award winning author John Brubaker. In the final episode we discuss tradition and advancement, communication and competitive stress! Possibly the single most important sound bit of the entire interview is in this episode – when you hear it you will immediately know you have found the keys to the kingdom (if you know how to use them)!

Lunch & Learn Wednesday is dedicated to providing insights into the hard topics that often require introspection. I remember using my lunch period as a teacher & coach as an opportunity to advance myself personally, in peace!

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Lunch & Learn: Current Coaches are Coached To Be Athletes – Part 3

In today’s Lunch & Learn we are continuing our interview with championship coach and award winning author John Brubaker. In part 3 we hit adversity, success, significance, rewards and awards right in the chops. If you have been looking for the hidden clues to reaching your full potential then you definitely don’t want to miss this episode!

Lunch & Learn Wednesday is dedicated to providing insights into the hard topics that often require introspection. I remember using my lunch period as a teacher & coach as an opportunity to advance myself personally, in peace!

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Lunch & Learn: Current Coaches are Coached To Be Athletes – Part 2

In today’s Lunch & Learn we are continuing our interview with championship coach and award winning author John Brubaker. In part 2 we take on more of the issues that coaches face on a daily basis that often keep them and their athletes from reaching the goals they have set. You definitely don’t want to miss Coach Bru’s insights of Gold in this episode!

Lunch & Learn Wednesday is dedicated to providing insights into the hard topics that often require introspection. I remember using my lunch period as a teacher & coach as an opportunity to advance myself personally, in peace!

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Lunch & Learn: Current Coaches are Coached To Be Athletes

In today’s Lunch & Learn we are honored to interview championship coach and award winning author John Brubaker. We are going to take a deep dive into the concept surrounding the preparation of coaches. You see coaches are invariably athletes first and they are trained to execute athletic techniques and strategies – NOT TO BE COACHES! So why is it that so many coaches refuse assistance or don’t engage in professional development – that is what we will tackle in this 4 part interview!

Lunch & Learn Wednesday is dedicated to providing insights into the hard topics that often require introspection. I remember using my lunch period as a teacher & coach as an opportunity to advance myself personally, in peace!

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Lunch & Learn: The Comment That Clearly Shows The Problem

In today’s Lunch & Learn we are going to talk about “The Comment That Clearly Shows The Problem! These topics are so hard to discuss because they hit at some very raw and open wounds for athletes, parents, coaches and parent-coaches. BUT – if we don’t discuss these things the only people that really get hurt are the kids and that is unacceptable! So please – dive in with an open heart and mind so we can make sport the best place on earth for kids!

Lunch & Learn Wednesday is dedicated to providing insights into the hard topics that often require introspection. I remember using my lunch period as a teacher & coach as an opportunity to advance myself personally, in peace!

 

 

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Lunch & Learn: The Unfair Coach

In today’s Lunch & Learn we are going to talk about the UNFAIR COACH! One of the biggest challenges in sports at the Youth & High School levels is the idea that the coach is unfairly selecting one player over another. I am here to tell you that there is a reason that happens and I am going to pull back the curtain for you to understand why!

Lunch & Learn Wednesday is dedicated to providing insights into the hard topics that often require introspection. I remember using my lunch period as a teacher & coach as an opportunity to advance myself personally, in peace!

Thanks for tuning in and we will talk with you next Wednesday!

Lunch & Learn: Players Over Playtime

In today’s Lunch & Learn we are going to talk about the concept of Players Over Playtime! You will get some information to determine if you are a coach that values players or values playtime. We will also look at the impact that implementing Players Over Playtime strategies can have on your athletes and your program.

Lunch & Learn Wednesday is dedicated to providing insights into the hard topics that often require introspection. I remember using my lunch period as a teacher & coach as an opportunity to advance myself personally, in peace!

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Lunch & Learn: How Do You Want To Arrive

In today’s Lunch & Learn we are going to take a look at how arriving at practice in the right state of mind can make or break your season. It’s easy to put the lions share of the responsibility of learning on the athlete – after all it is their sport and career – right. Unfortunately that’s not how this profession works! Athletes win – coaches lose and losing starts with bad practices. You can reduce the number of bad practices you have dramatically by showing up the right way!

Lunch & Learn Wednesday is dedicated to providing insights into the hard topics that often require introspection. I remember using my lunch period as a teacher & coach as an opportunity to advance myself personally, in peace!

Thanks for tuning in and we will talk with you next Wednesday!

The Compound Performance Effect

When looking at an athletes competitive performance capacity The Compound Performance Effect is one of the most powerful or most debilitating factors for an athlete. Coaches that understand this effect and know how to coach the athletes through it have a distinct advantage over the competition. The Compound Performance Effect, in my opinion, is the single most important aspect in coaching when it comes to competitive production. Techniques, tactics, strategies, gear you name it – all of it pales in comparison to coaching your program to have a positive Compound Performance Effect.

EGOsystem or ECOsystem – which one is your program in?

I hope the title didn’t scare you off because this is a really really important topic! I think the eschooltoday.com definition is very good: “An ecosystem includes all of the living things in a given area, interacting with each other, and also with their non-living environments.” Essentially, it is the entire environment around you and how everything works together to become symbiotic so each organism can flourish. Unfortunately, the EGOsystem is almost the exact opposite. It is the entire environment designed to serve ONE ORGANISM and ensure that that singular organism flourishes. Albeit – other organisms may also flourish or improve for a short period of time but that is a by-product not a function.

It is essential that the athletic director is the leading factor in creating an athletic ecosystem that is designed for the growth and development of every student-athlete and coach. When one organism is allowed to take more resources or has different rules of interaction with the ecosystem it becomes an EGOsystem. If one team has different rules or is governed differently or one (or more) coach(es) has more or less leniency than another, that environment is not designed with all organisms best interest in mind which creates a toxic EGOsystem.

The reason I mention the athletic directors first is that as a former AD I noticed quickly that the ECOsystem I put forth for the athletic department was immediately seen in some form or fashion in the teams within the department. One thing I noticed immediately was that my drive to continuing winning as the head football and wrestling coach spilled over into other programs. Although you may be asking why is that a bad thing? The reason was some of the coaches were now spending significantly more time on the coaching aspect of their job during school hours which as you know is a no-no.

When coaches are involved in an EGOsystem they feel empowered to win at all costs without concern for the well being of their athletes or the other teams around them. The singularity of purpose can be consuming. When the energy of winning starts to cover everything around it, it becomes suffocating and debilitating. Players best interests, the teams best interests and the programs best interests become a side note in the quest to get one more win or that elusive state championship.

Here are 7 Indicators that you have an EGOsystem:
1) Your coaches only challenge you on small items
2) You are always concerned with the next win
3) You have a retention problem in your program
4) You have a parent problem in your program
5) You have a communication problem in your program
6) You have an open door policy that doesn’t get used
7) You program has a “my way or the highway” approach to the athletes

If you have subscribed to the 7SecondCoach Video Newsletter there are in depth explanations of each of these 7 indicators and more discussion on this topic.

Be aware that a decade ago this type of program may have produced some pretty good teams, but times have changed. The hardest part of change is realizing that the need to change doesn’t mean you were doing anything wrong. Changing is a natural function of the world of sports. From the Power-I to Spread offenses, from Post Play to 5-Out offenses, from Singles & Doubles to Funk. In an ecosystem the environment adapts to the changes it faces for the survival of all organisms. It is critical that you acknowledge that the landscape of athletics has changed and adjustments must be made to see your program flourish!

If you would like to discuss what those changes look like and who they can be incorporated into your program reach out to me at tyler@7secondcoach.com.