302 episodes

Coach 360 is a podcast dedicated to helping high school coaches take their leadership to the next level.

In each episode, we'll talk to high school coaches and athletic directors about topics like: developing culture, locker room management, character development, hiring staff, mental toughness, anger management, practice and preparation techniques, and more.

Coach 360 Stephen Mackey and Colton Leonard

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    • 4.7 • 25 Ratings

Coach 360 is a podcast dedicated to helping high school coaches take their leadership to the next level.

In each episode, we'll talk to high school coaches and athletic directors about topics like: developing culture, locker room management, character development, hiring staff, mental toughness, anger management, practice and preparation techniques, and more.

    302. Mackey from Coaching School! | 5 Things Kids Wish Adults Knew (But Are Too Afraid Say)

    302. Mackey from Coaching School! | 5 Things Kids Wish Adults Knew (But Are Too Afraid Say)

    Over the past 18 months, Mackey and the 2Words team have been asking students athletes from across the state of Texas about their experience with mental health, racial injustice, COVID frustrations, and the pressures facing teens today.
    In this THSCA Coaching School Session, Mackey speaks on 5 Things Kids Wish Adults Knew (But Are Too Afraid Say).
    Key Takeaways:
    - How to remove the stigma of failure by defining what it means to fail on your team.
    - How to create space for your team members to be honest about mental health.
    - How to build positive leaders who can handle the pressures of leadership.
    Download the slides here: https://www.2words.tv/coachingschool/
    To learn more about the 2Words Character Development Curriculum, please email Colton at colton@2words.tv or visit our website at www.2words.tv/gameplan

    • 51 min
    301. Meet the Hispanic Coaches Association | Armando Jacinto | AD Spring ISD

    301. Meet the Hispanic Coaches Association | Armando Jacinto | AD Spring ISD

    Coach Armando Jacinto was told "No" 25 times before he was finally told "Yes".
    In this episode with the President of the Hispanic Texas High School Coaches Association and AD of Spring ISD, we talk with Coach Jacinto about his long road to success. From being guided into the coaching profession as a player, to struggling to land a job due to his ethnicity, to being inspired by a former player of his own to set his sights even higher, Coach Jacinto knows the importance of seeing what CAN BE, rather than only what is.
    We also meet the Hispanic Coaches Association, whose mission is to build and equip Hispanic coaches for positions of leadership in Texas.
    Key Takeaways:
    - "A good coach makes players see what can be rather than what they are."
    - It's important for kids today to see men and women who look like them in positions of leadership.
    For more info on the Hispanic Coaches Association visit:
    https://htxhsfbca.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2518223128416916/
    Armando Jacinto can be reached at ajacinto@springisd.org
    Coaches Social on July 19th 7pm at Smoke BBQ!
    To learn more about the 2Words Character Development Curriculum, please email Colton at colton@2words.tv or visit our website at www.2words.tv/gameplan

    • 25 min
    300. Excellence Is Not An Accident | Johnny Ringo | Highland Park HS

    300. Excellence Is Not An Accident | Johnny Ringo | Highland Park HS

    In our 300th episode (!!!), we hear from Johnny Ringo, Boys AD at Highland Park HS on how high expectations build high achievement. Coach Ringo talks about how character and sportsmanship allow their athletes to compete above their talent and become champions. We also hear about balancing career aspirations with today's work and the importance of remaining present and enjoying the impact you can make right where you are.
    Key Takeaways:
    Team always comes first Building a culture of gratitude. Power of "thank you." Whether at an away game or program wide, "leave it better than you found it." Contact Johnny Ringo at RingoJ@hpisd.org
    To learn more about the 2Words Character Development Curriculum, please email Colton at colton@2words.tv or visit our website at www.2words.tv/gameplan

    • 27 min
    299. Trust Makes Standards Possible | Chris Dudley | Cinco Ranch HS

    299. Trust Makes Standards Possible | Chris Dudley | Cinco Ranch HS

    "Deep down, our players want discipline. They want accountability."
    Chris Dudley, AC at Cinco Ranch HS, builds TRUST in his program with clear and consistent communication; "Aggressively over communicating" is how he puts it. With that trust in place, he is then able to hold his athletes to clear standards that set them up to succeed on the field and off as they learn to sign their name to something worthwhile and live up to the standards they've agreed upon. 
    Key Takeaways:
    "To succeed in life you need some measure of organization." Productive doesn't equal finished. Sometimes we simply move the ball forward. Having players sign to a contract cuts through the haze of uncertainty. Contact Chris Dudley at ChrisDudley@katyisd.org
    To learn more about the 2Words Character Development Curriculum, please email Colton at colton@2words.tv or visit our website at www.2words.tv/gameplan

    • 24 min
    298. Our Kids Get One Shot At This | Kody Groves | Mesquite ISD

    298. Our Kids Get One Shot At This | Kody Groves | Mesquite ISD

    "We don't get this day back, and neither do our kids."
    When our kids are with us, we want that to be the best part of their day. In this episode with Kody Groves, AD at Mesquite ISD, we zoom in to hear about his motivation to give his absolute best for the athletes in his program, knowing that they only come through the program once. Then we zoom out to his role as district AD and recognize that giving our daily best is piece in a much larger puzzle.
    Key Takeaways:
    - "Things can be challenging, but what coach doesn't love a good challenge?"
    - Being People First means giving your full attention to the relationship in front of you.
    - "Culture is how you live it."
    Contact Coach Groves at KGroves@mesquiteisd.org
    To learn more about the 2Words Character Development Curriculum, please email Colton at colton@2words.tv or visit our website at www.2words.tv/gameplan

    • 33 min
    297. Building a Culture of Improvement | Todd Vesely | Fort Worth ISD

    297. Building a Culture of Improvement | Todd Vesely | Fort Worth ISD

    "We do all we can, for as many as we can, for as long as we can."
    In this episode with Todd Vesely, Executive Director of Athletics for Fort Worth ISD, we dive into the building blocks of what he describes as a "culture of improvement based on relationships and conversations." No single tool will ever be enough, but a culture that seeps into all departments can give life to a community. Though sometimes it may feel like we are "running on ice", Coach Vesely would remind us that what truly matters is coaches capitalizing on opportunities to impact their athletes beyond the game.
    Key Takeaways:
    Self-reflection fuels self-improvment Defining your Profound Positive Vision Contact Todd Vesely at (432) 631-4912
    See his TED Talk here: http://tedxoptimistpark.com/speakers/winter-2018-moonshot-madness/todd-vesely/
    Episode 112 here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coach-360/id1224657497?i=1000412117433

    • 22 min

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