I recently had the opportunity to speak at the amazing Ontario Coaches Conference 2011 in London, Ontario. I spoke about communication in the coach-athlete relationship and highlighted the areas of law that could affect these interactions. We also discussed one of the most troubling questions … [Read more...] about On Facebook – the “Coach Profile”
I attended the Sport Leadership conference on November 18th-20th and was treated to some great presentations about social media. One of the main themes was the position, and I share it, that organizations need a plan before they jump into social media. Using social media should be a part of the … [Read more...] about Coaches – Not Just Organizations – Should Have a Social Media Strategy
Hilary Findlay recently wrote a chapter on contracts for coaches in an edited book about women in sport called “Taking the Lead: Strategies and Solutions from Female coaches”. The book has been described as “ground-breaking” by the Coaches Association of Canada. Here is a description of the book … [Read more...] about Taking the Lead: Strategies and Solutions for Female Coaches
This story has been has been the subject of ridicule by many major media outlets, sportscasters, and internet bloggers. At our first glance at the headline, we also had to give our heads a shake. Certainly, it is too early to comment on the merits of the case because we do not know all the facts. … [Read more...] about Parents sue Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) after sons cut from team
What would you do if a coach in your organization showed you a player-created Facebook group that insulted the coach? There are many of these groups in existence. One group, when this article was originally posted, was titled “Larry Thornburg is the worst coach ever!”. The description of the … [Read more...] about Defamation and Social Media – He’s the Worst Coach Ever!
Ozzie Sawicki’s excellent Technology Solutions columns in this publication help us understand how new technologies are being adapted for use in coach-athlete interactions. Some of the new technologies he has featured are instructional tools, while others are media (plural of medium) that facilitate … [Read more...] about Coaching in the Age of New Media