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Articles for Coaches, Administrators & Parents
Wish Your Best Athlete Was Also Your Best Leader?Wish Your Best Athlete Was Also Your Best Leader?
Frustrated because your Best Athlete is not the leader you would like and NEED him/her to be? Discover how to help your best athletes become your best leaders. . . . keep reading

What is Poor Leadership Costing You?What is Poor Leadership Costing You?
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How to Create a Captain's Club at Your SchoolHow to Create a Captain's Club at Your School
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Championship Coaches on the Importance of LeadersChampionship Coaches on the Importance of Leaders
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212 Degrees of Motivation
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12 Things It Takes to Win a Championship, Part 2
Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center
Below are 6 more things it takes to win a championship. 7. CREDIBLE COACHES Credible coaches are no doubt a key element in a championship season. It takes a truly special person and lea . . . keep reading

12 Things It Takes to Win a Championship, Part 1
Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center
What does it take to win a championship - or several of them? No doubt there are many critical components that go into the mix to become the absolute best of the best. Having the truly amazing pri . . . keep reading

5 Things I Would Have Done Differently to Be a More Effective Leader
Julie Sterrett, Lehigh Leadership Academy
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10 Powerful "People Points" for Influencing Your Teammates10 Powerful "People Points" for Influencing Your Teammates
Greg Shelley, Janssen Sports Leadership Center
Leadership is all about influencing others . . . the words you speak, the look on your face, the actions you model, the effort and intensity you show, and your responses to the various situations you face. Read more to make sure your influence is positive! . . . keep reading

Can I be a leader if I am not the best athlete on my team?Can I be a leader if I am not the best athlete on my team?
Do you want to be a leader but you are hesitant because you are not the best athlete on your team? Here's how to earn your team's respect as a leader whether you are a starter or a sub. . . . keep reading

NFL Pro Bowler Kevin Mawae on Leadership
Discover what six-time Pro Bowler and NFL Player Association President Kevin Mawae has to say about being a leader. . . . keep reading
Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center
STEP 5. ESTABLISH YOUR VISION, VALUES, AND STANDARDS With the help of your leaders and team, invest the time to discuss, define, and determine your shared Clear and . . . keep reading
The Little Things Make a Big Difference!
Greg A. Shelley, Ph.D. Georgetown, Colgate, and Lafayette Leadership Academies
Sometimes we need a moment to step away from the "big picture" and focus on the little things, the important things, and those seemingly trivial things that need our attention . . . . . . keep reading
CONFIDENCE - 360 Leadership Development Guide

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COMPOSURE - 360 Leadership Development Guide

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CHARACTER - 360 Leadership Development Guide

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CONFIDENCE-BUILDER - 360 Leadership Development Guide

15. I regularly encourage my teammates to do their best

16. I regularly compliment my teammates when they succeed . . . keep reading

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