Resources

Travel Sport Math Video Series- How to dominate your middle school tryout – Click here

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Plan your Season Coaching Tool – 97 Minutes to Awesomize Coaching your Kids – Click here

The most useful websites for parent coaches:

Win Youth Football cover pictureDave Cisar’s Winning Youth Football:  Coach Dave Cisar has enjoyed huge success and has developed a great system – Includes practice plans, playbooks, conditioning and safety strategies, blog.  winningyouthfootball.com

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JBMThinks – Sports Parenting – Character Building in Youth Sports:  Janis Meredith is a sports mom/wife of 3 athletes and a husband sports coach for 28 years.  Blog, ebooks, and tips on how to thrive as a youth sports parent.  jbmthinks.com

Positive Coaching Alliance cover picturePositive Coaching Alliance’s Coaching Tools:  This site has some really good tools, such as their double-goal coaching technique and a parent-meeting agenda.  positivecoach.org

Hudl cover pictureHudl Team Video/Film – Hudl offers video services to upload your team’s game or practice film.  You can organize plays, restrict who has access to different parts of the video.  A great tool to teach your players through showing them on film what they are doing right and what they can improve on.  http://www.hudl.com/

Breakthroughbasketball cover pictureBreak Through Basketball:  This is a really good basketball site that has lots of drills, videos, ebooks – breakthroughbasketball.com

 


 

Best Coaching Books for parent coaches:

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InsideOut Coaching by Joe Ehrmann and Season of Life by Jeffrey Marx and Joe Ehrmann – Great lessons on teamwork and achieving maximum results while learning lessons in life.

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The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey – Pete Carroll uses this all the time to instill mental toughness.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck – Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success.

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How by Daniel Coyle – Particularly the section on Deep Practice–Everyone knows that practice is a key to success. What everyone doesn’t know is that specific kinds of practice can increase skill up to ten times faster than conventional practice.

Tharp & Gallimore’s ‘John Wooden’s What a Coach can Teach a Teacher’  – Tharp & Gallimore observed Wooden’s practices in 1974-1975 season and recorded 2,326 acts of teaching and categorized them into 10 different categories.  Praises were surprisingly low.  Fascinating study ever coach should read (it’s only 4 pages long.)

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The Jersey Effect: Beyond the World Championship by Hunter Smith, Darrin Gray and Tony Dungy – Look into the hearts and minds of athletes who achieved Super Bowl success and examine the battles they faced. It presents the stories of champions who desired to reflect glory back to God by using their “jersey” and the platform God gave them to make a positive difference in the world.

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They Call Me Coach by John Wooden – Coach Wooden shares his philosphies, successes, and stories of great players and great teams.

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