Coach Education

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Dr. Amanda Visek joined the podcast to discuss her well-known work on what kids want from sports and coaches.We discuss how she became interested in what kids want and delve into the methodology of how she interviewed kids to create the list an
On the podcast we discuss John’s new book, Every Moment Matters. This is not the usual how to run a practice book; it addresses the intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of coaching.The book has four sections that discussWhy Do I Coach?How Do
This month’s podcast features Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway and Katie Yezzi from Teach Like a Champion. They collaborated on a book, Practice Perfect, that promotes the concept of teachers practicing skills to make them better classroom managers an
In this episode I am joined by Ken Martel and Bill McCall (in separate inteviews). Ken is the Technical Director for the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM) and involved in coach development. He has been a guest on the brother podcast t
As folks may remember from the earlier podcast (episode 013) for the US Center for Coaching Excellence, you were a multi-sport kid through high school and went on to be a punter for Purdue and in the NFL. I also know that you have completed sev
This episode with Claudia Reardon, MD is being hosted both on the USCCE podcast feed and the Smartercoaching feed because I think it is a really important topic. During the podcast we cover the following topics and then some. Mental health is p
For the June 2019 podcast, I talked with Troy Engle. Troy is an American track and field coach who is now working in Singapore. He has been involved with developing the Singapore coaching education and development system and has also recently m
In this excerpt from Episode 023, Kristen Wright and I (Sam Callan) discuss our experience at the Coach Developer Academy workshop put on for USA Hockey in April 2019.We discuss what we expected and what we got out of it. Kristen talked about h
Kristen Wright, the ADM Manager for Female Hockey, joins the podcast to discuss her youth sports experience (multi-sport athlete) and playing hockey on all-girls and co-ed teams as a junior. She played in college at Connecticut College and late
I talk with Jennifer Royer, the Director for TrueSport Programming and Olympic Education, about the mission of TrueSport.It takes all of my strength not to wander off and talk about US history.About 10 years ago, USADA did a research project on
Diane Culver, PhD, from the University of Ottawa, discusses communities of practice in coaching education.We discuss a history of social learning theory and how this was once a common way people learned including guilds and apprenticeships.We d
Joe Eisenmann, PhD left academia to put what he had studied as a pediatric exercise physiologist into practice. Joe is currently working for Volt Athletics along with consulting for some companies and a guest lecturer at Leeds-Becket University
Daniel Pink, the author of "Drive", "When" and "To Sell Is Human" is this month's guest.We discuss the new ABCs of sales: Attunement, Buoyancy, and Clarity. Attunement is the ability to look at something from another person's perspective and in
Kristi Erdal, PhD is a professor at Colorado College. We speak about her recently published book, The Adulteration of Children's Sports. The book is published by Lexington Books and can be found at Use the discount
Sergio Lara-Bercial, PhD is a reader at Leeds Beckett University and also involved with the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the iCoachKids program. Sergio is a retired professional basketball player and former Team GB w
Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD, the President of the US Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), joined me to discuss the state of the USCCE, good things happening in coaching education, and what we as coach developers can do going forward.The USCCE i
Lori Gano-Overway, PhD has been involved in developing national coaching standards.Lori discusses the origins, history and purpose of the national coaching standards starting with their development under AAHPERD, now SHAPE America and its progr
On this special episode recorded in March 2018, I speak with three professors who head up coaching education programs at Xavier University, University of Denver and Michigan State University.We discuss their programs, how they came to be and wh
On this special episode recorded in March 2018, I speak with three professors who head up coaching education programs at Xavier University, University of Denver and Michigan State University.We discuss their programs, how they came to be and wh
Travis Dorsch, PhD, is the founder of the Families in Sport Lab at Utah State University. Travis was a consensus All-American punter at Purdue University and former NFL player. Current research includes a complementary focus on: (a) the role o
Jessica Lahey discusses her book "The Gift of Failure" and how it changed her as a parent and a teacher.We explore how failure makes children better learners and touch on the works of Carol Dweck and Daniel Pink.The gist is that parents and coa
I interview Dan Coyle about his recent book The Culture Code. During this discussion we talk about how he came up with the idea and some of the things that he learned about culture that changed how he thought about culture.We discuss the Navy S
TJ Buchanan the Senior Manager for ADM-Technical Director discusses the history of lacrosse (it is THE original American sport), American Development Model (ADM) and some of the programs US Lacrosse is pursuing with athletes, coaches and parent
At the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018, Norway earned 39 total medals setting a record for the Winter Games. Many stories were written in the US press about how Norway became so successful.In this podcast I discuss Norwegian sports
John Kessel is the Director of Sport Development for USA Volleyball. He also consults with many sports around the world including Major League Baseball teams.John is knowledgeable in motor learning and the neuroscience of learning. In this epis
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