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In The Coach's Guide to Team Building, Dr. Greg Dale shares the framework and the necessary building blocks for successful team building. His philosophy is that successful team building is a year round process, naturally occurring as three distinctive seasons: Pre-Season, In Season,and Off-Season The Pre Season section shares strategies and creative ideas for implementing experiential (group problem solving) activities, evaluating and molding team culture, team roles, developing pride in a team's sub-units, and understanding the stages of team building. During In-Season, Dale stresses the importance of ongoing communication with team leaders, the benefits of sharing team ownership with your team, and strategies for an effective and honest open door policy with athletes. He also shares the value of implementing positive confrontation, situations among team members, along with the importance of planning experiential activities outside of the sport. The Post-Season section offers tips for continuity through ongoing communication with team members.
In the initial volume of Coach's Guide to Team Building, Dale shared the framework and the necessary building blocks for successful team building. In Coach's Guide to Team Building, Volume II, Dale takes the next logical step by sharing several team building activities and showing how to implement team building activities into your program. Dale emphasizes the skills utilized during effectively-planned team building activities—teamwork, communication, and trust—all of which are critical in the development and growth of your team. Using several different Duke University teams as demonstrators, Dale facilitates 8 team building activities; each time, Dale shares the rationalization for the activity, facilitates the activity, and then leads a post-team building activity discussion, allowing the athletes to share what they learned about themselves, and their team, while drawing parallels from the activity itself with team dynamics. This highly informative and entertaining team building presentation will assist you in building a cohesive and unified team!
Discover the secrets of success of some of the most respected and successful coaches in the world. Featuring coaches such as Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, Pat Summitt, Mary Wise, Mike Candrea, Jerry Yeagley, Marty Schottenheimer and many others, this book shows you how to inspire your athletes and teams to be their absolute best. Discover ways to more effectively attract, motivate, discipline, develop and keep good athletes.
Creating an environment where a group of individual athletes work effectively as a team is one of the biggest challenges coaches face. The activities provided in this book are practical and have been used successfully with athletic teams at every level from Little League to the professional ranks. This book will provide you with a wide variety of fun, meaningful and applicable activities that will enhance teamwork, communication, trust and overall team environment. Any coach interested in team dynamics will find this book to be a great addition to his or her library or coaching resources.
At any level, the most successful coaches are those who learn how to build up and maintain an athlete's self-confidence rather than tearing it down! In this DVD, Greg Dale shares nine areas of consideration to help coaches develop a systematic approach to building self-confident athletes. He discusses planning for confidence, which includes setting goals and motivation considerations related to achieving at the highest possible level and also details the art of dealing with mistakes, including helpful, and healthy, approaches to mistakes and consequences. ale includes tips and strategies for working with a "challenging" athlete, as well as tips for challenging coaches to closely examine their coaching role models. This highly informative DVD is a must see for all coaches who are striving to motivate their athletes through positive, systematic, and ongoing confidence building.
Have you encountered that self-doubting, high stress, self-battering athlete who feels that whatever they do never seems to be good enough? Be forewarned—you may be coaching a perfectionist! Among the most difficult challenges you may encounter as a coach is learning to deal effectively with the perfectionist athlete. In this video, Greg Dale offers a blueprint for coaching strategies that enable a coach to better understand the nuances of coaching the perfectionist! Dale offers helpful tips to identify the perfectionist and shares five specific coaching strategies that will bring positives, versus negatives, to the forefront of the perfectionist athlete's mind. Dale also discusses the importance of teaching the perfectionist athlete how to relax, how to keep things in perspective, and how to develop self-trust in their performance. He provides valuable information on how a parent can assist in their child's athletic success and offers ideas to involve the parent in a proactive plan for facilitating success for the perfectionist athlete. Dale then moves into specifics for how to bring the best out of the perfectionist during the contest along with strategies for post-competition evaluation and closure. Finally—the perfect tool for coaches—to identify, understand, and positively motivate the perfectionist athlete—on DVD!
Learn how to maximize your team's leadership potential! Greg Dale shares strategies for developing a culture of leadership that focuses on team captains. Dale discusses options for choosing or electing team leaders, effective strategies for communicating your expectations to your leaders, how team captains can balance "earning respect" with "being liked," how to effectively share decision-making to create ownership, and how to play to the strengths of your leaders by putting them in positions to be successful. This presentation provides a great foundation to implement a leadership system for your team.
Knowing where you want to take yourself as a coach, where you want to take your program/team, and knowing what you are hoping to guide your athletes towards all involve the artful science of goal setting. In this four-part video, Greg Dale offers coaches a complete guide to assist in developing and implementing a systematic goal setting plan. In Part 1, You the Coach, Dale encourages coaches to look upon their career and reflect upon the legacy that they want to leave. Dale emphasizes the importance of a coach's personal and program goals and outlines strategies for implementing the goal setting process. Part 2, Your Team, Dale explores the concepts of systematic goal setting and offers a four-phase approach to help a coach facilitate team goal setting sessions. Part 3, Types of Goals, explores the SMART concept for positive goal setting. Part 4, Goal Setting for Individuals, Dale offers a process for helping a coach guide an athlete towards positive and productive realistic goal setting. Let Greg Dale help you help yourself, and your team, get on the same page to move in a positive direction!
Parental issues have become one of the defining factors for determining a coach's longevity, happiness, and satisfaction with the coaching profession. In this highly informative presentation, Dale takes an in-depth look at what factors into a parent's behavior and motivation. In addition, Dale takes a close look at what a coach can do to promote a proactive, positive, and coach-controlled atmosphere that will enable you to function with rather than against an athlete's parents. The uniqueness of Dale's presentation is that rather than looking at a particular individual's behavior, he feels it is imperative to understand the three types of families that a coach will encounter. Dale shares the traits of each of these family types, details the predictable behaviors of the parents and athletes, and gives key recommendations for how to best work with both parent and athlete from each family type. Dale then details how to present and implement parent behavioral strategies for game day and for establishing a positive parental alliance that best serves the needs of the athlete.