COMMUNITY FOR COACHES

COMMUNITY FOR COACHES

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Honest discussion about why coaches are some of the most important leaders in our society today, and how they can intentionally and effectively use sports to transform lives!
Honest discussion about why coaches are some of the most important leaders in our society today, and how they can intentionally and effectively use sports to transform lives!
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Brian Mowry on being a transformational ASSISTANT COACH!
Brian shares some key lessons he has learned about being an effective assistant coach, how his dad’s coaching impacted him, how his high school basketball coach taught leadership through delegating key decisions to the team and so much more! An incredible episode you will truly enjoy! Bio: Brian has taught for 16 years. The last 13 at BVHS (2 at middle schools in Olathe and 1 at a university in China) Brian was an assistant coach for boys tennis at Olathe North High for two years and for four years at BVHS. He has been the Varsity Assistant boys basketball coach for the last 6 years at BVHS. Previously I was the boys freshmen coach at BVHS for 7 years.
38:45
October 25, 2019
How to become transformational
CWP #4 Aiming is the first step to hitting any target or achieving any goal! If you fail to aim at being a part of the solution, chances are high you are the problem. Want to learn more about getting involved with CFC? Want to be on the podcast? Please share with us your info, your purpose statement and any questions you have: https://communityforcoaches.org/statement/
29:57
October 11, 2019
How Transformational Coaching is the Solution
CWP #3 What youth sports brawls tell us about our culture and how coaches can shift the culture. Want to learn more about getting involved with CFC? Want to be on the podcast? Please share with us your info, your purpose statement and any questions you have: https://communityforcoaches.org/statement/
23:52
October 10, 2019
Michael Loney shares how God built an inner city basketball program in Kansas City
Spotlight #3 Hear from Michael of Freedom Hoops about why sports matter, what led him to start the program, what coaches influenced him and so much more https://www.freedomhoops.org Want to learn more about getting involved with CFC? Want to be on the podcast? Please share with us your info, your purpose statement and any questions you have: https://communityforcoaches.org/statement/
24:42
October 10, 2019
The power of sports & the problem of sports
CWP #2 MODULE 1, Lesson 1—The Power of Sports/The Problem with Sports Written/compiled by Ryan Krzykowski, Director of Community for Coaches  Lesson One – The Power of Sports/The Problem With Sports  Americans love sports. There is no recreational, elective activity that involves a larger number or more diverse group of people in our country than sports. According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 50 million American children are involved in organized sports. That is an astounding number, but the percentage that will someday play professionally is microscopic.  So with all these millions of young people competing, it’s fair to ask, what is it all for? As a society, why do we commit all these resources to providing kids with opportunities to play? Years ago, children often played sports with their peers, with little or no adult involvement or supervision. For the most part, those days are gone. Youth and school sports have become a major industry – conservative estimates suggest that we spend over $5 billion each year on signup costs, equipment, lessons, travel, etc., according to Forbes Magazine. And ask any adult, especially coaches and parents, involved in this zealous sports culture about how much time they invest over the course of a year and they will have trouble adding it all up. Here’s the question: if we are spending so much time and money so that our kids can play, what are the desired outcomes? What is the purpose of having children play organized sports?  Perhaps most obviously, sports are perfect for getting kids off the couch. In a nation that’s increasingly out of shape, seeing our kids playing and being active is valuable. Many adults also subscribe to the commonly held notion that sports are great tools for developing positive character traits in young people. There is little doubt that sports can and should be used to develop character. However, author and former NFL lineman Joe Ehrmann says it well:  “One of the greatest myths in our society is that sports build character. They can and they should. But sports don’t build character unless a coach possesses it and intentionally teaches it.” Some might take issue with Ehrmann’s assertion that our modern sports culture is failing to develop character, but actually there is research that backs his point. ESPN.com reported on a 17-year study conducted by Sharon Stoll, a professor at the University of Idaho. An excerpt from the article:  Stoll, a professor at the University of Idaho, has spent her career studying the values and morals of elite athletes, and concluded that a great many jocks are deficient in moral reasoning, which governs honesty, fairness and responsibility. “In sport we have moved away from honorable behavior,” Stoll contends, with more emphasis on winning at all costs and material rewards.  The study conducted by Dr. Stoll produced alarming results. 72,000 athletes measured over a 17-year period provided us with a few noteworthy realizations. 1. The moral reasoning capabilities of athletes consistently fell. 2. Athletes involved in revenue generating sports at the collegiate level scored markedly lower than non- revenue generating athletes. 3. The longer athletes participated in sports, the more their moral reasoning fell. 4. Females consistently scored higher than males, but those averages were converging DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. Share a story about how you fell in love with sports.  2. Talk about a time when you have seen sports gone horribly wrong.  3. What do you see as the biggest problem in our modern sports culture?  Want to learn more about getting involved with CFC? Want to be on the podcast? Please share with us your info, your purpose statement and any questions you have: https://communityforcoaches.org/statement/
23:22
August 2, 2019
Chris Cissell on the power of a family culture
Spotlight #2 SUMMARY: This episode is part of our SPOTLIGHT series where we interview a coach about their coaching philosophy and history. Chris opens up his  life and coaching philosophy.  OTHER TOPICS DISCUSSED:  Being born without a left hand.  Chris's club coach Pat McBride and his impact. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_McBride Chris discusses Justin Beck, a freshman bench warmer who became a captain by his senior year that lead the team with his passion and character to one of William Jewell's most successful seasons where they went to the NAIA FINAL 4 (ESPN Academic All-American: https://jewellcardinals.com/news/2010/11/1/msoc207.aspx)  How do you set goals while staying true to core values?  How do you get your players to hold each other accountable?  How do you manage the player leadership of the team?   What is the role of the captain? Who can/should fill this role?  Trusting players to take ownership of the team.  How to learn from loses?  Sr. Alex Ferguson and his leadership style - treating people fairly vs treating people well. (Leading: Lessons in leadership from the legendary Manchester United managerhttps://www.amazon.com/Leading-Lessons-leadership-legendary-Manchester-ebook/dp/B00UL8GEAQ)  The connection between building relationships and being TRANSFORMATIONAL as a coach.  LINKS:  Chris Cissell bio: http://www.umkckangaroos.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=18300&SPID=12749&SPSID=104111  UMKC: sports: http://umkckangaroos.com Want to learn more about getting involved with CFC? Want to be on the podcast? Please share with us your info, your purpose statement and any questions you have: https://communityforcoaches.org/statement/
45:52
August 1, 2019
Reed Howard on Honesty, Relationships and Purpose!
SPOTLIGHT #1 Series: Coach Reed Howard talks about his sports journey, his Dad and how honesty and relationship must go hand in hand in coaching! All this and more in this week’s CFC PODCAST, hosted by Alec Lemmon. Want to learn more about getting involved with CFC? Want to be on the podcast? Please share with us your info, your purpose statement and any questions you have: https://communityforcoaches.org/statement/
34:41
July 16, 2019
Is sports making Kansas City better?
Want to learn more about getting involved with CFC? Want to be on the podcast? Please share with us your info, your purpose statement and any questions you have: https://communityforcoaches.org/statement/ CEP #1 SHOW NOTES This show is part of our Coaching with Purpose Series: Alec and Ryan discuss the question of if sports are making our city better?  This is an intro episode to Module 1 of the Coaching with Purpose Lessons.  Ryan and Alec start with a big picture question: "Is sports making Kansas City a better place?"  Ryan speaks about where CFC fits in helping make Kansas City better? Ryan speaks about the role of kids, parents and coaches in youth sports.  - There is very real battle when watching your own kids play to not intangible yourself in the experience in an unhealthy way. Ask yourself, "Why am I here?" - What is the difference between 100% about the kids and 100% about my KID? - How coaches oversee and direct the whole youth sports process. - The problem of coaches forgetting the purpose of why we have kids do sports.  - The parent test, "Can you celebrate any good play on the field, no matter who makes the play?" - The problem of a vague target?  - How to have an abstract yet specific target. - What are you looking for when you are coaching 6 year olds? - What are you looking for when you are coaching high school players? - How does having a coaching purpose statement change what coaches see on the field?  What is a Coaching Life Group?  What is the benefit of being a part of a Coaching Life Group?  What will a successful group do for a coach? Preview of Lesson 1. RESOURCES / PEOPLE MENTIONED  Joe Ehrmann, InsideOut Coaching (this will be the main book we use for the Coaching with Purpose Lessons we will be going through in this series.)
23:01
July 16, 2019
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