GET OUR PODCASTS DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX WITH OURFREE MEMBERSHIP!
FREE PODCAST MEMBERSHIP!

blog

Getting your players to play FOR EACH OTHER

Interview with Hope College's Mary Vande Hoef

PROGRAM DOORS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED

BE FIRST IN LINE WHEN THEY RE-OPEN THIS SUMMER!

I DO!

“How they treat each other matters and it will affect their performance in games when they are FOR EACH OTHER.”

Today’s guest is a well-respected coach at the Division III level and has used her Sport Psychology degree to build a very successful program. Her team has never finished in the bottom half of the conference since she took the helm, and they have won the conference twice and advanced to Regionals three times.

We know you’re going to love learning from and taking notes on Hope College Head Coach, Mary VandeHoef!


Today we discuss…

How she learned about mental toughness

  • From being challenged as a player to
  • Learning in her Sport Psychology Master’s program
  • And applying it as a Graduate Assistant

Things she’s seen players struggle with

  • Dealing with failure
  • Confidence
  • Dealing with things that don’t go as planned

What’s helped her players the most

  • Having upperclassmen model ideal behaviors
  • Asking what they’re telling themselves
  • Define your expectations as a coach regarding feedback

How she uses personality tests to build her players

  • Improving self-awareness
  • Developing empathy between players
  • Building team cohesion

Personal challenge | Learn more about your coaching staff!

Mary made some GREAT points about building self-awareness around your personality and how you approach life. Once you know what you bring to the table and what you need help with, you’ll be able to figure out how YOU can best help your team. So now our challenge to you is to learn more about yourself!

There are many assessments out there, but our favorite is AthleteTypes. This scientific and psychology-based assessment will show you your strengths and weaknesses specifically as an athlete and teammate. To take that assessment for FREE here!

We want to hear how you tackled this challenge! Give us a shout out on social media, shoot us a private message, or for our members, share it in the Dream Team Clubhouse!

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode!

Mel & Alicia


Learn the system that will help you implement the mental game in a way that’s also less time-consuming and more ACTIONABLE!

NEXT EPISODE

Staying consistent at practice | Week 10 [MHS]

Episode #11- Mattawan Week 10

Read

ALL EPISODES


Enjoying these episodes? Please leave a review here or wherever you listen so we can reach the ears of more dedicated coaches like you!

PROGRAM DOORS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED

BE FIRST IN LINE WHEN THEY RE-OPEN THIS SUMMER!

I DO!