Dec 20, 2020
This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome Dr. Greg
Dale. Dr. Dale is the Director of Sport Psychology and Leadership
Program for Duke Athletics and author of The Seven Secrets of Successful
In his sport
, Dale provides consultations for individual
athletes, coaches and staff members. In addition, Dale
provides team building services for athletic teams and other units
within the athletic department.
We dive into the need to stop catastrophizing failure, how to
build culture, how do approach change, and how do we recruit people
to fit into our culture. Check out his website http://www.excellenceinperformance.com
Highlights from the Podcast:
Teaching "sports athletics" at the university level
Are sports fundamentally good?
Coaches responding to sports during a pandemic
What is the essence of coaching?
Learning to coach by spending time with coaches from other
How do "one-and-done" athletes effect the culture of a
C.U.L.T. Athletics (Connection, Ultimate caring, Love, Trust),
a Jerry-ism made up on the spot
How can we build stronger connections with our athletes?
Growing from an assistant coach to a head coach
More about Greg Dale:
In his leadership role, Dale provides leadership training
for athletes, coaches and administrators within the department
through various educational programs. He is also a professor of
sport psychology and sport ethics in the Department of Health,
Wellness and Physical Education.
In July of 2018, Dale was named to the newly-created
Integrative Performance Excellence Group, a unit comprised of
directors in the areas of Sports Performance, Athletic Medicine,
Sports Nutrition and Behavioral Health, as well as individuals
representing psychological services, team physicians and primary
care physicians. The goal of this working group is to enhance
the experience of Duke student-athletes by providing an integrative
approach to the care of each individual athlete throughout his or
her collegiate career while continuing to cultivate partnerships
with the Duke University Hospital, Duke Sports Science Institute,
Duke Student Health and Duke Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS) as part of its holistic approach to student-athlete
Dale received his bachelor's degree from Stephen F.
Austin State University in 1985. He went on to ear a master's from
Columbia University in 1987 and his doctorate from The University
of Tennessee in 1993.
Dale, a native of Troy, Texas, has written four books on
leadership, coaching, parenting and performance and serves as a
consultant to numerous athletic and corporate organizations around
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