Interview With Utah Valley Men’s Soccer Coach

Utah Valley SoccerWelcome to Interview #80. 

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer Coach of Utah Valley University, Greg Maas.

Coach Maas is a master coach and recruiter. Regardless of your sport, if you have aspirations of playing in college, you need to take his advice and run with it. The Utah Valley Men’s Soccer program has accumulated a 38-17-5 record over his first three seasons. They finished the 2016 season with a WAC Conference Championship and an conference record of 8-1-1. Coach Maas also earned WAC Coach of the Year honors in 2016.

Read on. This interview is full of priceless information!
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A Guide For Young Leaders

Leadership GuideA Guide for Young Leaders:

This is a second in a three part series of guest posts by apersonofinfluence.com, Molly Grisham. Molly’s expertise is assisting teams and individuals to develop leadership skills. Any athlete who desires to be a leader or coach looking to develop the leaders on their team should take a few minutes to learn how to become a leader.

As I look back on my coaching journey I am grateful that I had the opportunity to coach players at a variety of levels. While I finished my coaching career with elite level NCAA athletes some of my most enjoyable years were as a youth and high school coach. I often hear from youth and high school coaches that it is difficult to develop their leaders because unlike the college game they aren’t with their student-athletes every single day. While the path to development might be different the reality is we still need young leaders.

While I believe coaches need to lead the way in mentoring young leaders this post was designed to serve as a guide for young leaders who might be interested in what steps they can proactively take to become team leaders at a young age. Read more

Interview With Duke Women’s Cross Country Coach

Duke Women's Cross CountryWelcome to Interview #79.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Women’s Cross Country and Assistant Track and Field Coach of Duke University, Rhonda Riley.

Rhonda Riley was named the head women’s cross country coach and assistant track & field coach in June of 2016. Previous to Duke she had an incredibly successful nine year stint at Vanderbilt. Her primary responsibilities include coaching Duke’s middle and long distance runners.

Coach Riley has a passion for recruiting and has turned that passion into success at the top levels of collegiate cross country.

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