Coach and Coordinator podcast: Nate Sanderson (5/12/17)

By Katelyn Lemen | Posted 5/12/2017

Nate Sanderson is today’s guest on the USA Football Coach and Coordinator podcast. He currently serves as the girls varsity basketball coach at Springville High School (Iowa). He also works to develop educational materials with Breakthrough Basketball. He discusses how to interact with parents, how to avoid coach-parent conflicts and what he does during his Mental Health Wednesdays.

Show notes

  • 1:21   Current job
  • 3:00   How to deal with parents
  • 6:28   Creating culture with parents
  • 9:20   Honoring players
  • 12:30   Series of questions for parents
  • 18:07   How to be a better coach for the parents
  • 19:28   Recognizing all players
  • 21:09   Parents can support each other
  • 22:50   Coaching more effectively (communication)
  • 25:40   Approaching difficult parents
  • 26:41   Applying these lessons to a football team
  • 28:31   How to include parents if they don’t attend meetings
  • 29:10   Building culture
  • 32:00   Practice failure
  • 33:45   Mental health/culture training
  • 36:14   Activities for building mental health

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