Athletic Directors

We train and develop coaches and guide parents to healthy boundaries with their student athletes.

Coaches of Excellence is here to assist you as an Athletic Director in transitioning from societies imposed culture of ‘win at all cost’, ‘entitlement mentality’ and ‘parents banking on athletic scholarship to cover college costs’, to a culture of coaches capturing the hearts of their athletics and parents dealing appropriately with the rigors of having a student athlete and having realistic expectations.

Do these comments resonate with you about the challenges of being an Athletic Director?

“It is so many different things. It goes from grades to attendance, dealing with discipline issues, to coaching issues, to parental issues. Ask me any day and it’s something different … A lot of it is putting out fires.”

“People want the athletic administrator to solve all the problems – get rid of this coach, suspend that athlete. You solve the problems and 50 percent of the people are happy.” “And I think it’s stressful because of the emotions that surround all the (sporting) events.”

WE CAN HELP!

Private Workshops*

High schools can choose from the following options when selecting training for their coaches. *Please note that all attendance for private workshops must be made mandatory by the Athletic Director.

Level 1 – “GET ONE!”

(One 90 minute Workshop)

“Next Level Coaching for the 21st Century Youth Coach…You can’t play today’s game with yesterday’s rules”. This is our foundational workshop, this must be offered before offering level 2 and level 3 workshops. This is also our Keynote for major Conferences.

Deliverables from this Workshop:

By the end of this workshop your people will not only develop a coaching philosophy and plan for themselves, but they will also form a vision and plan for how they will coach their parents and athletes to ensure a successful and enjoyable season

Workshop Costs:

$2,000.00* for Phase 1 Workshop and $3,500.00* for 2 Workshops on separate dates. *Plus travel costs if more than 2 hour drive from Denver, Colorado (flights and one night hotel cost)

Investment cost to you: Attendance must be mandatory.

Level 2 – “Take Two!”

(Two – 90 minute Progressive Workshops)

If you choose our “Take Two” training option the coaches in your youth organization will receive 2 workshops: 1) Our Level 1 foundational workshop “Next Level Coaching Tools for the 21st century Coach” and then at the mid point of their season your coaches will convene for their second workshop in the series 2) “The 5 Marks of a Mature Coach”.

Deliverables from this Workshop:

Workshop Costs:

$2,000.00* for Phase 1 Workshop and $3,500.00* for 2 Workshops on separate dates. *Plus travel costs if more than 2 hour drive from Denver, Colorado (flights and one night hotel cost)

Investment cost to you: Attendance must be mandatory.

Level 3 – “Go the Distance!”

(Three – 90 minute Workshops: 2 Coaches & 1 Parent)

If you choose our “Go the Distance” training option the coaches in your youth organization will receive 2 workshops: 1) Our Level 1 foundational workshop “Next Level Coaching Tools for the 21st century Coach” and then at the mid point of their season your coaches will convene for their second workshop in the series 2) “The 5 Marks of a Mature Coach” and you will also receive our “Parents Pursuing Victory at Home and in Athletics” workshop for your parents (See description below).

Workshop Costs:

$2,000.00* for Phase 1 Workshop and $3,500.00* for 2 Workshops on separate dates. *Plus travel costs if more than 2 hour drive from Denver, Colorado (flights and one night hotel cost)

Investment cost to you: Attendance must be mandatory.

“Parents Pursuing Victory” Workshops

These fun and heart-felt 60-90 minute workshops equip parents with the tools they need to deal with the rigors of having a child in sport and how to use sport as a vehicle to teach life lessons.

COE also gives parents the tools they need to deal with a difficult coach or parent and the famous “Car Ride Rules”!

Workshop Costs:

$2,000.00* for Phase 1 Workshop and $3,500.00* for 2 Workshops on separate dates. *Plus travel costs if more than 2 hour drive from Denver, Colorado (flights and one night hotel cost)

Investment cost to you: Attendance must be mandatory.

What Our Clients Say...

  • “Working with Coaches of Excellences has shifted our focus back to a purpose-driven effort in our activities department at Kennedy HS.  We are looking for opportunities to be transformational rather than transactional in our relationships with our student-athletes and parents.  Coach of Excellence and Rod Olson’s visit opened the door and gave us the tools and confidence to pursue the heart and soul of our athletes.”

    – Aaron Stecker

    | Athletic Director, Kennedy H.S.
  • I have engaged Coach O and the Coaches of Excellence program to help us at three different intercollegiate athletic programs and can say without reservation that the impact on the coaches/staff in each case has been nothing short of extraordinary. COE helps coaches understand who they are and how they can become better at what we all want – to be the best we can be so we can help today’s student-athletes do the same and achieve at the highest levels possible. I look forward to seeing how their most recent visit to our campus manifests itself with each of our programs and look forward to his next trip here with anticipation. There is none better!

    – Dr. Kelly J Higgins

    | Director of Athletics, Alfred State, SUNY College of Technology
  • “I would highly recommend Coach of Excellence to any organization that wants to grow positive influential leaders. Their message is authenticate and eye opening. Coaches of Excellence practical and simple approach to relationships will not only make you a better coach, but more importantly a better husband, father, and person.”

    – Jim Coscarella

    | Athletic Director, Salida High School
  • As an Athletic Director, I have witnessed firsthand how Coaches of Excellence trainings transformed our athletic programs and impacted our coaching staff.  Our coaches appreciate and value Coaches of Excellence perspective on the 21st century athlete.  Rod’s energetic and inspiring training sessions empowered our coaches to capture the hearts of their athletes on and off of the playing field.  Coaches of Excellence bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to back up their ideals and principles on working with today’s athlete and parent. As an Athletic Director in today’s society, I feel that it is imperative to equip coaches with the proper knowledge and training to deal with the numerous issues that they will encounter over the course of the season.  Coaches of Excellence is the organization to help build that foundation!”

    – Rob Larson

    | Asst. Principle/Athletic Director, Fort Collins High School
  • “I cannot begin to tell you what a great impact Coaches of Excellence has had on our coaching staff.  It is simply amazing!  Their approach is systematic and poignant. Coaches of Excellence’s spend time to tailor the presentation and they spoke to coaches prior to the conference, which was most appreciated. The program incorporates workshops as well as the implementation of the Coaches of Excellence series. The entire process has been rewarding for me and our coaching staff.  Coaches of Excellence is not the typical “one and done” professional development program, they truly cares about the process and implementation of their program. Our coaches have gleaned a great understanding of what it means to be a true 3 Dimensional Coach and we have seen the impact within our athletic teams!”

    – Scott Garvin

    | Athletic Director, Newton High School