The Pillars of Successful Coaching

Providing coach resources to properly equip our coaches for success.

Focus on Fundamentals.

Focus on creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere to teach the fundamentals. In the end, a team that has a solid foundation on hitting, catching and throwing, will win against teams that spent less time on the fundamentals and focused more on the strengths of their raw talents.

The chain is only as strong as its weakest link so develop all of your players. Find one thing that each player does well and build on it. Make them successful at the talents they have in order to build the confidence they need to develop weaker areas of their game. As a coach, if you have developed all of the players on your team there will be no “B” squad and every member of your team will be an offensive and defensive threat.


Fair Playing Time

It is an unwritten rule at ONE Sports Nation that each player has earned an equal share of playing time IF they have come to all of the team practices, worked with focus and equal effort. A player will not develop if they aren’t given the opportunity to play.

HOWEVER, Players that are disruptive at practice, are a discipline issue, don’t show-up and aren’t putting forth an equal team effort should not be rewarded with equal playing time. It would be unfair to the kids that are working hard to give more playing time to a player that isn’t at practice or doesn’t care to participate.

Sports is a privilege, and it is up to the player’s parents to decide if weekly participation is warranted based on the behaviors at home and the academics expected.


 We WANT to Win – But we don’t HAVE to win.

Create a great youth sports experience that will develop the player for their next level of competition and keep them excited about playing sports.  Provide positive encouragement, positive leadership for parents and players, expected discipline and become a role model for your team.   Celebrate the effort, focus and skills development of these young players.

Sample Cheers!


Defense (clap)

Be aggressive

Get that Ball! (clap)

Push ’em back! (clap, clap)

Hit ’em hard! (clap, clap)

Make ’em fight for every single yard!

First and ten

Do it again

Come on Cougars

Let’s Win!

Take ’em. (clap)

Take ’em down! (clap on ‘down’)

Sack that Quarterback!


Give me a B! Give me an E!

Give me an S! Give me a T!

What’s that spell? Best! Best!


S-P-I-R-I-T, spirit!

Hey, let us hear it!

Gonna high gear it!

‘Cause we’ve got spirit!

Lions Go!

Cheerleaders: When we say Lions, you say Go!

Cheerleaders: Lions

Crowd: Go!

Cheerleaders: Lions!

Crowd: Go!

Everyone: Gooo Lions!

Who’s Got Spirit?

Cheerleaders: Who’s got spirit? Who do? Who do?

Crowd: We’ve got spirit! We do! We do!

Cheerleaders: When we gonna win this game? When now? When now?

Crowd: We’re gonna win this game! Right now! Right now!


Defense! Defense!

Push ’em back! Take ’em down!

De-fense (clap on “fense”) Defense!

Push ’em back! Take ’em down!

De-fense (clap on “fense”) Defense!

Push ’em back! Take ’em down!

Defense! (clap on “fense”) Defense!