Here is a collection of articles focused on the practical application of coaching. Covering a varied topic mix, they all relate to useful and relevant coaching issues, coaches face day in, day out.

Coaching Insights to Develop a Competitive Advantage

Adam Haniver, The Boxing Coaches’ Podcast talks DISC, self-awareness, and developing a competitive advantage with Bo Hanson By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Got a spare couple of minutes on the way to training or the weekend match? Catch the conversation between Bo Hanson and Adam Haniver on The Boxing Coaches’ Podcast. What really makes [...]

Shining the Spotlight on the Performance and Wellness Institute

How the very best Exercise Physiologists drive performance might surprise you By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments On a daily basis, the Performance and Wellness Institute is buzzing with athletes practicing their verticals, leaping between stations, pushing their strength towards numbers that were previously unimaginable, while rehabbers are moving with increasing degrees and [...]

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Coxswain Coaching Camps – Champion Creating Future Champions

Mary Whipple on strategies and skills athletes develop at her 9th Seat Coxswain Leadership Camp By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Mary Whipple, who won three Olympic Medals, two Gold and one Silver, plus five World Championships, knows exactly how to achieve extraordinary results. As coxswain to the serially successful USA Women’s Rowing Eight, she was responsible for leading, understanding [...]

Google’s Management Tips Translated to Coaching

Google ranks the top 10 attributes of good managers, we relate this to coaching By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Google, the #1 search engine in the world, ranked the top 10 attributes common to its best managers. We found that those behaviors run parallel to characteristics displayed by the most successful leaders [...]

Accountability Key to Championship Form

Personal accountability drives peak performance, Head Coach of the UMass Minutewomen Softball Program, Kristi Stefanoni By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments After a stellar playing career that included 4 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, Kristi Stefanoni, Head Coach of the UMass Softball Program, has solidified her position as a stellar coach with another successful year and being rewarded with the title of 2018 [...]

Kristi Stefanoni – University of Massachusetts Softball Program

Kristi Stefanoni 'The UMass Minutewomen' Extended Question & Answer By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments For our recent article “Accountability Key to Championship Form”, our interview with Coach Kristi Stefanoni resulted in the below Q&A. For those left wanting more, here is the full transcript. Enjoy! The Minutewomen have finished no lower than third in the [...]

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Energize your Team like a Rock Star

By Bo Hanson - Director and Lead Consultant Start energizing your team like a Rock Star Rock bands follow a formula for managing their audience’s energy. When you think about any of the live gigs you’ve been to, they follow a pretty predictable pattern.  Predictable but effective. In this short video Bo Hanson shows you how [...]

Coaches, Don’t Let Your Athletes Miss This In Their Training Journals

How a training journal is a valuable contributor to performance when used well By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments We’ve all heard about the importance of athletes keeping training journals to improve performance, and like all valuable performance strategies it isn’t whether or not our athletes know about it, but whether they do [...]

6 CRUCIAL Steps to Success in Taking Over a Program

The How-To Coach's Guide for a Successful 1st Year By Bo Hanson, Senior Consultant, Athlete Assessments Congratulations! You’ve just been recruited as the new Head Coach. Whatever circumstances led to your appointment, the fact remains; you need to turn this team around – fast. You’ve got to get important elements of the team on side [...]

Answer to THE Coaching Question

Plain speak analysis of a report detailing the differences between the small percentage of super athletes and their competitors By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments What’s the difference between super champions, champions and athletes who don’t quite make it? It’s the quintessential coaching question and in this article we’ll recap the research findings [...]