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Lead Like A Pro – A Workshop for Youth Coaches and Parents

October 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us virtually for this unique opportunity to learn from author, coach and athletic director, Dr. Matthew Raidbard. With each passing year youth sports coaches are asked to take on increased leadership responsibilities for their athletes and team. However, they don’t always have the opportunity to receive the necessary coach-related leadership education and training that would provide them with the knowledge and tools required to effectively coach the team, manage the athletes and parents, and deal with any unexpected conflicts or tensions that arise during the season. This talk is designed specifically for youth sport coaches to provide them with foundational leadership knowledge and teach them techniques they can use to practice the best leadership style and behaviors that align with their personal values and beliefs.

During this program, Dr. Raidbard will give an introduction to leadership practice, and discuss the importance of coaches viewing themselves as leaders and making intentional leadership choices. He will also talk about how coaches can determine what the best leadership style and behaviors are for them to practice based on their personal values and beliefs. This program is also designed to help coaches understand the impact their leadership choices can have both positively and negatively on the athletes they coach.

Dr. Raidbard is the author of the newly released book Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles for Athletic Coaches. In Lead Like A Pro, he draws on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and senior level athletics administrator, as well as his own original research into what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful. This practical, yet informative book provides coaches with the resources to transform their leadership practice and reach their full potential.


October 7, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Mark Twain Library


Mark Twain Library (virtual)
439 Redding Rd.
Redding, CT 06896 United States
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