Monthly Archives: May 2018

Essential Components of Athlete Development Programs

2018-06-11T11:06:43-05:00May 28th, 2018|

When consulting with athletic directors and other sports leaders, I’m often asked to define the key components of the best-in-class athlete development programs. I’ve identified three elements: Curriculum-based Programming, Staff Professional Development and Integration. Athlete development programming should be developed from a curriculum of topics that reflect the athletes’ developmental levels, identified needs [...]

What is the Skill Set of an Effective Athlete Development Professional?

2018-05-28T10:16:01-05:00May 14th, 2018|

Every week I career coach people who aspire to athlete development positions at the college or professional level. These individuals range from graduate students in sports administration programs to professionals already in the position to former college and professional athletes who are passionate about helping others be successful during their sports career and beyond. I’m [...]