Archive for the ‘Program Management’ Category

 

Comparing Bruce Arena & Bill Belichick

November 7th, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

Two recent articles, based on peer interviews, about coaches with great resumes have popped up and are great reads for both veteran and aspiring coaches alike.. The first is on Bruce Arena and the second is on Bill Belichick The parallels between the two are numerous: out work the competition, use of statistics, ability to [...]

Lutheran High School Girl’s Soccer All-American and Team Sportsmanship Awards

June 30th, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

The Lutheran All American Association presents the following awards for the 2015-16 high school season. Nominations are due via e-mail by May 30, 2016. Information and nomination forms can be found on www.LutheranAllAmerican.org. The Lutheran High School Girl’s Soccer All-American Award is a unified Lutheran Girl’s Soccer All-American program that brings together the student-athletes from all Lutheran denominations [...]

Comparing U18 Boys Soccer Rosters in each State to Freshman Mens College Roster Availability: States with Excess Soccer Players

April 18th, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

Sports Geographer BJ Pheasant has calculated the ratios of needed incoming male college freshman soccer players versus the number of 12th grade boys soccer players in each state. The ratio shows the number of players from each U18 club team needed to play in college soccer to fill the incoming freshman class in each state. [...]

Comparing U18 Girls Soccer Rosters in each State to Freshman Womens College Roster Availability: States with Excess Soccer Players

March 10th, 2016Posted by BJ Pheasant

Sports Geographer BJ Pheasant has calculated the ratios of needed incoming female college freshman soccer players versus the number of 12th grade girls soccer players in each state. The ratio shows the number of players from each U18 club team needed to play in college soccer to fill the incoming freshman class in each state. [...]

Factors in Managing a Successful College Athletic Program—NCAA D3 80% RECRUITING 10% ACADEMICS 10% COACHING

October 25th, 2015Posted by BJ Pheasant

Is coaching the most important factor in developing a winning athletic program? Research says no. Recruiting is a significantly more important factor to a team’s success. Factors in Managing a Successful College Athletic Program—NCAA D3 80% RECRUITING 10% ACADEMICS 10% COACHING

Lutheran High School Girl’s Soccer All-American and Team Sportsmanship Awards

June 30th, 2015Posted by BJ Pheasant

The Lutheran All American Association presents the following awards for the 2014-15 high school season. Nominations are due via e-mail by May 30, 2015. Information and nomination forms can be found on www.LutheranAllAmerican.org. The Lutheran High School Girl’s Soccer All-American Award is a unified Lutheran Girl’s Soccer All-American program that brings together the student-athletes from all Lutheran denominations [...]

Moneyball comes to Dutch soccer

March 28th, 2015Posted by BJ Pheasant

Moneyball, by author Michael Lewis, is a famous book, and now movie, about the statistical revolution in professional baseball in the United States. The real life protagonist is Billy Beane who is the general manager of a small market team the Oakland Athletics, which must be more efficient to win regularly in comparison to well-funded [...]

Director of Soccer Operations gaining a place in College Soccer

December 22nd, 2014Posted by BJ Pheasant

The Director of Soccer Operations position allows coaches to focus on coaching. The position of Director of “Sport” Operations is a relatively young one outside the revenue sports in college athletics and is now being added around the country. Using my business degree from Purdue University and my work background in strategic consulting I analyzed [...]

The Moneyball era in soccer is not quite here

November 28th, 2014Posted by BJ Pheasant

There are a number of books that outline how countries and clubs are not guaranteed to win in soccer because of processes beyond control and the nature of the game allowing for variance in expected outcomes. To win consistently a club or country needs a consistent source of players. To develop those players they need [...]

Coach at De LaSalle has it right, movie: When the Game Stands Tall

October 20th, 2014Posted by BJ Pheasant

Recently, I was able to see When the Game Stands Tall. It is a movie about the year that The Streak was broken and the coach that was involved in building the program at De LaSalle HS in California. I was quite impressed with the process that he used to build and maintain a championship [...]

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