This site is nothing fancy or complicated, but its potential for impacting lives is limitless.
Here’s how to use our “Coaching Tools”
- Identify a topic
- Locate an article or video
- Share it with your team before or after practice
- Have a short discussion with your team, asking questions such as:
- How did that story/article/video/movie clip make you feel?
- What would you do in that situation?
- What can we learn from the people in this story/article/video/movie clip?
- How can this idea help our team?
- How can this idea help you ten or twenty years from now?
If you have suggestions for topics or links, email Ryan@communityforcoaches.org
- Short article written by a female high school student whose family moved to the U.S. from Malaysia, about her attempts to fit in
- 90 second video called “Plastic Jesus” (could have been filed under “Faith”)
- 15-minute video about authentic masculinity featuring Joe Ehrmann (youtube)
- 1:43 long video about boy bullied and shot in eye with BB gun (youtube)
- 3 minute video – bullying survivor story (youtube)
- Short personal stories of bullying victims
- 2 minute video about “Chy’s Guys” (youtube)
- “Don’t play with snakes” Interview with rugby coach Larry Gelwix of “Forever Strong” (youtube)
- Blog post about the power we have to choose our attitude and outlook (among other things)
- Christian blog post about how making good choices requires looking ahead, thought, discipline and prayer.
- Article – Relief worker finds church’s flag in Katrina aftermath, works to return it to congregation
- Sermon notes from a talk on Commitment, interesting story at the very end of the piece
- 5-minute video on Team Long, brothers who compete in triathlons — amazing (youtube)
- 5 minute video about a high school tennis player who saved his family members after a horrible car wreck
- Youtube channel for “Break the Cycle”, an organization committed to ending domestic and teen dating violence
- “Be a Man” TED Talk featuring Joe Ehrmann
- “A Call to Men” TED Talk featuring Tony Porter
- Derek Redmond finishing his 400M semifinal in the 1992 Olympics
- Blog post about track legend Wilma Rudolph
- Article about Team Hoyt – incredible father/son marathon and triathlon team
- Team Hoyt website, with powerful video on front page
- Mike Krzyzewski reaches out to the family of a cancer victim
- High School wrestler pays tribute to opponent’s ailing father
- Very short blog post with a beautiful depiction of empathy
- Emmitt Smith Hall of Fame speech excerpt about his friend and teammate Daryl Johnston (youtube)
- Short blog post — “I Knew You Would Come”
Movie clips on nearly every subject imaginable
- J-Mac — autistic high school basketball manager who got to play and lit it up (youtube)
- A shorter J-Mac video (youtube)