Author: Reed Maltbie

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Commander’s Intent as a Weapon for Cultivating Creativity Within the Choke Hold of Robot Coaching.

Commander’s Intent as a Weapon for Cultivating Creativity Within the Choke Hold of Robot Coaching.

In our last discussion, we reviewed steps to help coaches be prepared for the unexpected. No matter how well prepared you are for a session or a game, ...
No Session Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy

No Session Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy

In the summer of 1993 my dad and I planned a two week trip to Switzerland.  Being the OCD person I am, I wanted every second of the trip laid out in a ...
Never Coach in Absolutes

Never Coach in Absolutes

Did you like what I did in the title? Total dad joke. I can hear my children groaning now. When I was studying to be a kindergarten teacher (I know ...
Are You Comfortable?

Are You Comfortable?

Are you coaching beyond your comfort zone? Be honest. You want more than anything to always deliver your best that you end up coaching the topics you ...
An Ocean Will Drown a Seed

An Ocean Will Drown a Seed

One of the most difficult tasks us coaches have is distilling our information into short lessons for our players. We have years of playing and coachin ...
“Sit Fido Sit. Good Dog.” And Other Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Child

“Sit Fido Sit. Good Dog.” And Other Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Child

My wife and I were standing in the cleaning supply aisle of a grocery store one lazy Saturday. The kids were all with Nana and Papa and we had the day ...
Damage Caused By Verbal Abuse

Damage Caused By Verbal Abuse

I wanted to open this article with another story. One of those attention grabbing, tell all, stuff of nightmares stories that I’ve told before. One ...
Why Smart Kids Don’t Become Valedictorian

Why Smart Kids Don’t Become Valedictorian

*Coach Reed is presenting multiple topics on Communication at the NSCAA 2017 Convention in Los Angeles January 12th. Join us that week to hear more ab ...
Echoes Beyond the Game Series: The Dirty Little Secret

Echoes Beyond the Game Series: The Dirty Little Secret

*Coach Reed is presenting multiple topics on Communication at the NSCAA 2017 Convention in Los Angeles. His Echoes Beyond the Game Series is a lead up ...
Echoes Beyond the Game Series: My Offensive Picture

Echoes Beyond the Game Series: My Offensive Picture

*Coach Reed is presenting multiple topics on Communication at the NSCAA 2017 Convention in Los Angeles. His Echoes Beyond the Game Series is a lead up ...
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