2023 USAC Level 2 Pre-Clinic Preparation
The Business of Coaching- Craft of Coaching Module 4
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Marketing
Frank Overton and Mike Ricci share more detail about their marketing strategies, both of which place a strong emphasis on attracting athletes with solid training advice.
Managing a Coaching Team
Mike Ricci of D3 Multisport started out with a goal of getting to 100 athletes. He quickly realized he was going to need to hire more coaches. He describes the mistakes he made early in his career and how he manages his business now.
5 non-negotiables to Include in a Contract
A good contract positions your coaching business for growth by creating opportunity and defending against unforeseen threats. Use your contracts to clearly define expectations for members of your coaching team.
How to Hire Coaching Staff
Frank Overton and Mike Ricci describe how they go about hiring coaches to join their team. With hindsight on their side, these coaches explain why people and process factor heavily into their hiring decisions.
Modern Profiles in the Craft of Coaching: Kendra Wenzel
Wenzel Coaching is a Portland-based business co-founded by former pro cyclist Kendra Wenzel. Today she coaches athletes at the highest level of the sport and equips her team of coaches to work with a wide range of clients. Find out more about her winning formula and her commitment to growing the sport of cycling.
Mental Component- Craft of Coaching Module 8
How Sport Psychology Can Unlock Athletic Potential
Sport psychology is proving to be just as important—if not more so—than physiology, but how do you incorporate it into your coaching—for the benefit of you and your athletes? This module is designed to help you do exactly that.
What is a Biopsychosocial Approach to Coaching?
We are products of our social, mental, and biological processes, but what does this mean for coaches and athletes? Andy Kirkland explains how to adjust training for better results.
How the Biopsychsocial Approach Can Benefit Your Athletes
Coaches include some components of psychological and social development in an athlete’s preparation. But do you know why and how it works?
The Role of Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence in Performance Psychology
Dr. Julie Emmerman shares some fascinating insights into how your social-emotional development can impact the bonds you build—and the success you might achieve—with your athletes.
Understanding Motivation and How It Affects Performance
Motivation is key to the performance psychology puzzle, dependent on some fundamental human needs. If those needs are not met, an athlete’s passion for sport, their self-esteem, and their motivation will suffer.
How to Harness or Stoke Motivation
Good coaches know how to assess and redirect motivation for the benefit of the athlete. In this case study, Coach Rob Griffiths describes the method he used to help an athlete shift her passion and motivation to make positive changes and avoid burnout.
How to Score and Strengthen Your Relationship Game
The degree to which you cultivate a positive coach-athlete relationship will enhance your athletes’ race performances—and help you retain them as clients. We look at how this is best achieved.
Which Comes First: Trust or Commitment?
Much to the surprise of some coaches, mental performance expert Jeff Troesch argues that you can have commitment from your athletes without trust. He explains how—and why—this is important.
Profiles in Coaching: Percy Cerutty
A rigorous, holistic approach to mental and physical training steeped in high-intensity sessions and hill running at a beachfront property would likely appeal to today’s athlete. This Australian running coach was ahead of his time.