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I Want to Raise Better Pigs

I Want to Raise Better Pigs

It was the first practice of the new year and I was talking to my high school team before training. They had finished their dynamic warm up, when I br ...
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, ...
5 Reasons to Attend the NSCAA Convention in Los Angeles

5 Reasons to Attend the NSCAA Convention in Los Angeles

Meeting of Great Soccer Minds: It is the largest convention of soccer coaches in the world. Held over five days, hundreds of presenters provide edu ...
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 ...
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: The Dangers of Asking the Wrong Questions

Echoes Beyond the Game Series: The Dangers of Asking the Wrong Questions

I missed my son’s soccer game one day. I was at his younger brother’s game, filling in for one of my coaches, so my wife and I divided forces. As soon ...
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