SKILL DEVELOPMENT

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

The world of coaching is constantly growing and shifting. We're here to bring you tools and methods that will keep you ahead of the game and unlock the best coach inside of you. Explore expert content from professional coaches and trainers, and join the conversation as we inspire a new era of coaching standards. Motor learning is generally defined as a set of processes aimed at learning and refining new skills by practicing them. According to consolidated theories, motor learning consists of three main phases: cognitive, associative, and autonomous. In this section, Different theories and pedagogy are explored to understand the way in which athletes learn and develop skills most efficiently and what are possibly harmful actions by those in authority.

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  • Beneath The Armor | Dr. Jen Welter

    Dr. Jen Welter is a trailblazer in the world of sports, making history as the first female coach in the NFL. A former professional football player, she made her mark on the gridiron as a standout linebacker for the Texas Revolution in the Indoor Football League. Welter's groundbreaking coaching c...

  • DR. SOPHIA JOWETT's Coach Story

    Meg and Dr G. welcome Dr. Sophia Jowett & Ian Goldberg to discuss coach-athlete relationships. Sophia is a Professor of Psychology at Loughborough University, specializing in coach-athlete relationships. Ian Goldberg is the Founder and CEO of iSport360, an app that allows coaches to set goals, po...

  • ALEX SARAMA | Revolutionizing Coaching with Research

    Alex Sarama is a basketball coach/consultant and the founder of Transforming Basketball. Alex began his coaching at the age of 14, and has since dedicated himself to implement research based coaching. In this episode Meg and Dr. G learn about the Constraint Led Approach and Ecological Dynamics an...

  • ALLISON MAURER's Coach Story

    Allison Maurer is a Sports Dietician who has advised multiple sporting organizations including the Pittsburgh Pirates and the University of Tennessee. She is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Student Health and Wellness at Knoxville Catholic High School. In this episode, Allison provi...

  • JIM HARBAUGH | Being a Leader for Elite Athletes

    Jim Harbaugh is the Head Football Coach for the University of Michigan. Coach Harbaugh played in the NFL for 14 seasons before dedicating himself to coaching. Jim was head coach of Stanford, San Diego and the San Francisco 49ers before returning to his Alma Mater, the University of Michigan. In ...

  • Beneath the Armor | Sara Doell

    Sara Doell is the esteemed Head Women's Golf Coach at the University of San Francisco, renowned for her unwavering passion and dedication to the sport. With a profound understanding of golf's nuances and strategic brilliance, she has steered her team to unprecedented success. A former professiona...

  • CHANTAL VALLÉE and DR. GORDON BLOOM | Building a Championship Program

    Chantal Vallée is the Head Coach of the Windsor Lancers Women’s Basketball program. Chantal inherited a team with only 4 winning seasons in 50 years and went on to win 5 consecutive National Championships. Dr. Gordon Bloom is a Professor and Director of the Sport Psychology Research Laboratory in...

  • The Language of Coaching

    The Language of Coaching: The Art & Science of Teaching Movement
    by Nick Winkelman
    April 24, 202

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    Try to recall the best coach you’ve ever had. Consider what differentiated them from other coaches; what made them so effective? Was it their knowledge and program...

  • WINNING IS EVERYTHING

    Winning can be the most important thing to many teams and organizations, coaches and athletes, and parents and fans, but it can cause devastating problems, including psychological, social, and physical harm or injury. Meg and Dr. G discuss what defines quality in coaching and how athletes, coache...

  • 1998 FINAL FOUR STANFORD TEAMMATES

    Four of the players on the 1998 Stanford cardinals share how their friendship carried them all the way to the final four. Through packed stadiums, screaming fans, and performance anxiety, these teammates supported each other and their common goal. The four share their thoughts on the final game i...

  • MIKE LaVIGNE | Head Women's Soccer Coach, Boston College

    The soccer phenomenon from Boston College tells of his eventful career in women’s soccer and the struggles he faced. In a time where women’s collegiate sport was just beginning, LaVigne recaps the many struggles and obstacles he overcame to get the program off the ground.
    We’ll learn how the NCA...

  • ALISON FOLEY | Head Women's Soccer Coach, Boston College

    Alison Foley shares her experience of becoming a parent while being a coach at a D1 school. However, she is far from limiting herself to just those two roles. Foley found that her starting experience as a coach transferred not only to parenting, but to writing, starting a yoga program for soccer ...

  • NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS | The Basics

    In an effort to preserve the "amateur" status, the NCAA struggles to stay in step with their own profit versus the rights of their athletes.
    The NCAA announced that their college athletes will have the opportunity to benefit from their name, image and likeness beginning Thursday. Governance bod...

  • KRIS WEEMS | Head Player Development, Warriors Professional Basketball Team

    Santa Cruz Warriors’ head coach Kris Weems shares his journey through all levels of basketball, including the coaching keys that got him to the pros. Get a inside look at what it takes to be a professional on both the players’ side, and the coaches’. Coach Weems first dives into his own developme...

  • BILL TIERNEY | Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, University of Denver

    In this episode of SPORTLiGHT’s Sport Report, Meg and Dr. G interview the University of Denver’s head Men’s Lacrosse coach, Bill Tierney. Coach Tierney’s lifetime accomplishments include thirty-six years of coaching, seven national championships, twenty-seven regular season and conference tournam...

  • FRED CORRAL | Head Baseball Pitching Coach, University of Missouri

    Baseball phenomenon Fred Corral shares his experience transitioning from a player to a coach and the philosophies he’s adopted along the way. He’ll dive into topics such as player and athlete development, athlete identity, and balancing winning and development. Corral shares the pressures of bein...

  • RODNEY BILLUPS | Former Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Denver

    Rodney Billups explains his journey to coaching college basketball and his priorities of mental toughness, coach-ability and character. coach and former professional player gives his unique perspective on coaching.

  • NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS | NCAA and Scholarships

    NCAA rules state an athlete cannot be a paid influencer despite their mass followings, but is that fair?

  • NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS | NCAA and Amateurism

    The NCAA is a form of multiple "companies" who regulate the sport. What role does Congress play in that?

    NCAA & Amateurism
    Prospective student-athletes enrolling for the first time at a Division I or II school must receive a final amateurism certification before being eligible to compete. This ...

  • NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS | Legislation in 2021

    Dr. Coakley talks about how each state legislature affects NIL, and how no two states are the same.
    It is critical that college sports are regulated at a national level. This ensures the uniformity of rules and a level playing field for student-athletes. Some of these laws allow for nearly unregu...

  • NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS | Preparing the College Athlete

    Life skills and financial training is only the first step in acclimating a high school athlete into their new college athlete status.
    Starting at midnight on July 1, when name, image, and likeness rights officially went into effect, college athletes across the country began announcing a flurry of...

  • OVER ORGANIZED YOUTH SPORTS | Enough is Enough!

    Parents, coaches, and athletes themselves are facing a reckoning with a culture of sports success models, and hyper specialization in youth sports. The negative effects are having an effect on the future of sport. Dr. Jay Coakley lends his insight to help all sports professionals make informed...

  • OVER ORGANIZED YOUTH IN SPORT | It Is So Political

    Dr. Jay Coakley relays the fascinating historical influences on organized sports in the early 20th century. Political motivations for assimilation and patriotism fostered youth leagues and the gave rise to the massive institutions we see today. This insight full context is not to be missed.

  • OVER ORGANIZED YOUTH IN SPORT | Be a Better Sport Parent

    As the perception of parenting moral worth has changed, so has parents' emphasis on their children's success in youth sports. Dr. Jay Coakley and Meg reflect on these sociological changes and the real implications to youth athletic enjoyment, injury, and self-worth.