Jul 14, 2019
Coaches of the future need to be evidence based coaches,
according to Dr. Ronald Quinn, our recent guest on the Way of
Champions Podcast. Join us as we discuss many topics, including why
he chose to focus on youth sports and not coaching professionals,
teaching “positions” versus “positioning”, and the importance of
having a coaching philosophy.
As a coach, Dr. Quinn served as the Xavier University Women's
Soccer Coach from 1993 - 2004 holding a 134 - 95 - 16 record over
the 12 year period, winning two Atlantic-Ten Tournament titles and
qualifying for the conference tournament nine of 12 seasons. Dr.
Quinn has authored, co-authored or provided chapters to seven
soccer coaching books. He has published over 25 articles on various
aspects of youth coaching and has conducted numerous coaching
For his work over the past 30 years in coaching education, Dr.
Quinn was awarded the 2006 National Soccer Coaches Association of
America (NSCAA), Youth Long-Term Achievement Award and in 2007
received the US Youth Soccer Dr. Thomas Fleck Excellence in Youth
Coaching Education Award.
You do not want to miss this episode! We hope you
Other Highlights from the Discussion:
Why Dr. Quinn decided to focus on coaching youths, not
How do we train adults to work with children?
Bringing child development education to coach
The early days of coach education (fax machine and video
How letting kids run around in soccer allows them to choose
where they want to play
How separating the good kids from the not-so-good kids is
counter to a society looking to be inclusive and accepting of
Dr. Quinn discusses what the updated course will be
The future is of coaches being “research based” coaches
The Difference between Talent Identification and Talent
The next great social movement in the US…Youth
Why do parents still push towards sport specialization even
though the research supports sport diversification?
Being Childlike or Childish
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