- "any time you are raising your team's intelligence level, you're going to be able to be a more well-rounded football team"
How the Rams built a laboratory for Millennials, on wsj
- Use of technology
- Cater to shorter attention span = short meetings (purely informational) then out for run through
- Relaxed wake up times
- Emphasis on how to get players to focus and listen
- Focus on visual cues
How Nick Saban used psychology to build a dynasty, on UKBusinessInsider
- Saban focuses on "The Process" = simple but profound way of breaking down a difficult situation into manageable pieces
- "The Process" born in 1998 with team under-confident before a big game. It focuses on step-by-step thinking. The average play lasts 7 seconds = win those seconds then have a break, no focus on the scoreboard or end result.
- Keeping an eye on past or future creates either anxiety or dangerous comfort
- Rosen = "the most destructive phenomenon in sports is relief. It's typically followed by a decrease in performance"
Pep Guardiola an innovator and lateral thinker, on Telegraph
- Written instructions given to players to change tactics. Pep = "I needed to switch four players around, and rather than point out instructions to them 1 by 1, better they communicate with each other"
The key to coaching success: Love, on Whitehouse Address
- Vince Lombardi philosophy included a focus on Love
- "Mental toughness is Spartanism, with all its qualities of self-denial, sacrifice, dedication, fearlessness and love"
- "Love is...loyalty, teamwork, respect, charity"
- Quality of a great coach lies in ability to forge relationships with players while being able to persuade and convince the individuals to enhance their development"
- Modern society requires modern coaching
- Young people want to be talked to, not shouted at. They want to be respected. Yet above all they want to be loved.
The science behind effective coaching, on growingleaders
- 4 tools "new school" coaches can utilize:
1. Strength-based coaching = focus on developing their strengths
2. Visual-based = Visuals increase engagement and learning
3. Trust-based = give benefit of the doubt. Equations rather than rules
4. Relationship-based = connect with players individually. Cultivate personal power rather than use positional power
Successfully coaching today's player, on GaryCurneen
- Modern players are = highly confident, technologically savvy, independent thinkers, love variety, expect fast results
- Coaches should prioritise = constant feedback, individualised program, enjoyment, meaningful relationships
"To know when to intervene and when to say nothing is an art", on ESPN
- Mike Hesson ethos: emboldening players while remaining unobtrusive
- Playing at highest level need not be prerequisite to coaching = "If you haven't played you need to be able to look, learn, watch and absorb".
- "If you can't pass on the knowledge you have, it doesn't matter if you played 100 tests or none"
Arsene Wenger details philosophy, on Guardian
- "I'm a facilitator of what is beautiful in man"
- "The only moment of possible happiness, is the present. The past gives regrets. And future uncertainties."
Win Forever Chapter 12, by Pete Carroll
- Lane Kiffin and Rocky Seto young coaches tried to emulate the older coaches around them, but were "acting outside of themselves"
- PC encouraged them to stay true to their personality to be "most authentic and effective coaches possible
- "Learn your learner". Create connections and relationships, observe and listen carefully to communicate in a way that best suits your learner