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Sport Coaching Webinars

MS in Sport Coaching Leadership

Learning in Drexel's Sport Coaching Leadership program extends beyond the classroom through our coaching webinars. World-renowned coaches, athletes, and others join us online to tackle a variety of hot topics facing coaches. Check out the list below to view any of our past webinars.

Athlete transition out of college sport

This 1-hour webinar discusses how athletes move on from being a player to the next step in their career.

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Can we develop athlete leadership: Lessons from the best

John Crawley, United States Olympic Committee High Performance Director discusses how his coaches and programs optimize performance. He also discusses the seven traits of athlete leadership that are relevant to sport teams at all levels. 

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What can coaches learn from olympic athletes about dedication to success

Cameron Kiosoglous, PhD, US Rowing National Team Coach and Drexel Sport Coaching Leadership program director shares his knowledge to help coaches understand more about the olympic athlete's commitment to success and how to apply that mindset into their coaching profession.

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Creating a culture of success

This webinar helps coaches assess the current climate and culture of their team, implement new strategies to change the culture, and monitor and continuously improve team culture.

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Athlete wellness of athlete burnout: Thinking long-term about athlete success

This webinar that takes a serious look at how coaches are being trained to view the young athlete from a long-term perspective and to help them enjoy and engage in sport for life. This discussion will focus on utilizing the USOPC American Development Model and how the model has influenced organizations like US Ice Hockey and US Lacrosse.

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Fundamentals of coaching with olympian Tim McLaren

In this webinar, Tim McLaren, a six-time olympic medal winning coach and athlete, explains the key factors of coaching effectiveness. 

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Meal ritual resets refuels fitness

Athletes’ life, training and fuel routines are generally fine-tuned to support health and performance. With this unprecedented change in lifestyle and routines caused by COVID-19, what is the optimal shift in diet to meet this new “normal” at least for the next several weeks? This webinar will share with athletes and coach’s tips on for more fuel burning while staying in place. 

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Starting strong: Creating success in life after sport

In this webinar, you will learn five essential steps to create success after sport in any climate. Learn how to create "You 2.0" to transform and achieve success in your life after sport.

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A Coach's Journey: Insight into a Coaching Career

Drexel University Director of Tennis Mehdi Rhazali shares insights from his coaching career. His journey began in Morocco and led him to Philadelphia where he has made a tremendous impact by growing the tennis program at Drexel University.

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Coach Wellness or Burnout

Dr. Ken Murczek shares strategies to help coach's avoid burning out in the coaching profession. Ken discusses the reasons why coaches try to outwork people and grind it out.

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Getting Better at Getting Better

So, you are a coach who is always looking for ways to get better, right? Sarah McQuade, a renowned coach and teacher, will share the most effective strategies to focus your time and energy on best practices from some of the best coaches.

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Going online with coaching

Tammy Merhtens from NZ Netball shares the keys to working with coaches remotely from the perspective of coaching development in New Zealand. Tammy will share adaptations to the principles of LEARNS, which is an athlete centered model for coach development, to help coaches adapt their practices to coaching remotely.

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A holistic approach to today’s baseball player

Caleb Mezzy is a Sport Management professor at Neumann University and Ed.D. student at Drexel University. In this presentation, he presents his dissertation research which is focused on developing a career transition model for professional baseball players. 

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Learning and sport participation: Personalizing your program and coaching older adult athletes

Rachel Le Mieux, an alumna of Drexel's Sport Coaching Leadership program shares her insights from her coaching experiences highlighting:

  • The challenges and joys of coaching older athletes
  • The need for us to better understand the adult athletes
  • Resources to support athlete and the coaches

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Keeping Athletes Engaged

John White, Drexel Squash Coach, discusses the current state of play as the head coach of the varsity men's and women's squash teams at Drexel University since 2011. A native of Queensland, Australia and a Scottish national, White is a former top-ranked player in the world. John shares his ideas on the following questions: What is the latest in coaching for you? How has sport changed? Where are we headed?

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Access to Sport Programming

Jimmy Lynch discusses the opportunities to equitable access to sports programming. There are growing numbers of issues that have a negative impact to participation. Jimmy shares  the need to focus on alleviating any challenges to participation that students encounter. He also shares ways school districts can be creative in how they offer their scholastic athletic programming.

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Building Team Identity with Lee Elias

Lee shares insights on how coaches and athlete can establish and maintain their team’s identity and mission. Lee also shares the importance of identity and the key to a developing the concept of team. This webinar includes the local, region and national community and how these areas can help create a culture in a successful program.

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The Future of Coaching: Moving Through These Uncertain Times

Chris Snyder, Director of Coaching Education for the US Olympic Committee, speaks about the future of coaching from an Olympic sport perspective that includes national governing bodies and specific sport organizations. Chris highlights the unique opportunity we face right now to advance the profession of coaching. Chris will speak to the vital role that coaches play in the development of athlete wellness and overall athlete and coach experience. 

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Flow State: The Power of Questions to Share the Learning Between Sport and Business with Jamie McPherson

Jamie has over 20 years of coaching in the sport and business context. His area of expertise is using question as a tool to improve performance and has work with the world’s leading athletes through to thought leaders in the business world. Jamie shares his experience on how to use effective strategies to transfer knowledge to improved performance.

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Working for Change in the Coaching Profession: A Conversation about Supporting and Retaining Good Women Coaches

In this session, Cameron Kiosoglous, program director with the Sport Coaching Leadership Program and Ellen J. Staurowsky, professor in the Department of Sport Management, will talk about the challenges women coaches face working in a male-dominated profession and the factors that affect the success of women coaches. They will also discuss strategies for supporting and retaining good women coaches. 

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Lessons from military to sport: Leadership qualities from the best with John O'Grady

In this webinar, John outlines key leadership qualities from 30 years in the military and sport, shares the key similarities and differences between leadership in sport and the military, and highlights ways to overcome the greatest leadership challenges.

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Dealing with the mental stressors in collegiate sport with Dianna Marinaro

In this webinar, Dianna Marinaro shares an outline of the key components of athlete wellness, warning signs of athlete burnout, and keys to assessing wellness and how to overcome athlete burnout. 

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