Greg Winkler talks all about his new book ‘The Transformational Coach’ on the link below. This is SUCH an important book.
Youth athletes are abandoning athletics at an alarming rate, with 70% of children dropping out of youth sport programs in the US, for example, by the age of 14. One of the top reasons for this dropout rate is poor coaching with only 30% of American youth and high school coaches having any formal training.
‘The Transformational Coach’ gives coaches the tools to build relationships, move their teams forward, and improve the development of their players as they progress to the next level. The book teaches them how to guide with a purpose. With better coaching, the youth participation crisis can be addressed, and the negative parent perception can be fixed.
‘The Transformational Coach’ is about shifting the mindset of coaches-and even players and parents-to build stronger players, a stronger team, and a stronger program.
While this book looks primarily at youth coaching in the US, the advice is universal – and invaluable.