Home → Competitive → All Sports → Training and Drills All Sports Training and Drills Coaching Culture Challenge Accepted: The Sports Community Rallies in the Face of COVID-19 Mar 31, 2020 4 Min Read Resiliency is one of the biggest things sports teach us. “The comeback is always greater than the setback” isn’t just a saying—it’s the mindset required to thrive. It’s no surprise the sports community has come together despite the adversity a pandemic presents. Here’s a collection of resources and inspiration we gathered over the past week to help you power through the challenges of COVID-19. From the Web Check out the latest and greatest content to help you tackle social distancing challenges. Lessons learned through sports help athletes deal with the disappointment of cancelled or postponed events. (Positive Coaching Alliance) Actions every athletic administrator should consider during a pandemic. (Coach & A.D.)Running is the social distancing-compatible escape in our new reality of quarantines. (Sports Illustrated) Quizzes and video games are a few ways to engage players during social distancing. (SoccerAmerica) Satisfy your need for sports by exploring the NBA and NFL’s digital viewing platforms for free. (Yahoo! Sports) Straight from the Source Get useful tips and inspiration from coaches and leaders in the sports community. Turn Challenges Into Opportunities From shoe flips to virtual clubs and Madden tournaments to volleying on, coaches are creating social media challenges to overcome their real-life challenges and connect with athletes and the wider sports community. Sisters Drew Merrell (#HJV12Elite) & Brooklyn Merrell (#HJV13Elite) getting their reps in. Trying to win that @MattAnderson_1 signed contest prize by envisioning them setting him. How are you choosing to #VolleyON? @on_volley pic.twitter.com/rPABe1mylU— Houston Juniors (@houstonjuniors) March 16, 2020 Control What You Can As teams across the world shift to “Quarantine Mode,” coaches are doing their best to keep their athletes’ spirits up and maintain relationships. Here are a few words of wisdom from our coaching community. This is a time for us to all help one another.Hear how coaches are staying connected.: https://t.co/PSFo9OHTk9 pic.twitter.com/sOaISopIjn— Hudl (@Hudl) March 24, 2020 Take the Initiative David Robertson of Cincinnati DA started the #FreeCoachingEd initiative to gather valuable resources and connect with fellow coaches. Check out this huge database of webinars, podcasts, eBooks and more that he compiled in just over a week. Several of us are collaborating (everyone can add!) thanks to @KaiEdwards13 idea of creating 1 central database of webinars coming up, podcasts & people to follow.Let's come together and push each other to win every day & get better. #FreeCoachingEdhttps://t.co/z3pxkA80UJ pic.twitter.com/ASHZjHwL2T— David Robertson (@CincySoccer2307) March 19, 2020 Keep Goals in Sight Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. Even Bear Grylls would be impressed with this young goalkeeper’s ingenuity. When you’re a goalkeeper... and an only child... in self isolation... and trying to keep up with your training... came up with this himself! I’m so impressed. #coronavirus #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/FFzJ1LE3N1— Sarah-Jayne Tobin (@TheSJTobin) March 23, 2020 Choose Your Attitude One of our Hudl Up Coaching Community members offers advice on how to thrive during these challenging times. Stay in the Game Speaking of the Hudl Up Coaching Community, coaches across multiple sports have used Betsy Butterick’s free “Game On” webinar to engage their players. It includes 30 ways to help student-athletes shift from focusing on what they’ve lost to how they can leave their mark on this historic time. Have a Listen We asked our community to sound off on their favorite coaching and leadership podcasts. Add these five to your rotation this week. Increase Your Impact – A podcast focused on helping you lead yourself so that you can lead others at work, home and in life.The School of Greatness – This podcast shares inspiring stories from world-class athletes and influencers to help you identify what makes people great. Winning Mindset – A show dedicated to teaching you how to bring out your best when it means the most. The Sport Psych Show – Hosted by sport psychologist Dan Abrahams, this show aims to demystify sport psychology for players, coaches and parents. How to Become a Head Coach – This episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast features head football coach Thom McDaniels discussing how to effectively transition from an assistant to head coach, facing adversity and more. Want to get more recs or share your own? Join the conversation. In the Hudl Our latest resources to help coaches stay sharp. Remote Coaching for Your Defense Cory McCarthy discusses how to build team culture and set the tone for your defense when your athletes are at home. Quality Conversations: 5 Ways to Create Stronger Connections Communication expert Betsy Butterick provides the tools you need to have conversations that strengthen relationships and leave a lasting impact. Effective Leadership in Times of Crises Football coach and former athletic director Mel Tjeerdsma discusses leadership strategies to help you feel in control during times of crises. Building an OL Scouting Report Using Hudl See how you can build scouting reports for offensive linemen using Hudl, focusing on the main fronts, stunts, pressure packages and third-down readiness that offensive linemen need for success. Top 5 Principles for Performance Fueling Learn the main principles sports dietitians use to help your athletes assess their skills and learn where they can improve their nutrition for performance. What Doesn’t Show Up in the Box Score — But Gets You Playing Time High-major college coaches chart plenty of things off the ball that give them a clearer picture. Here’s what to look for, and how you can track it in your program. Managing the New Reality for Student-Athletes Team training is suspended, seasons are cancelled and we’re confined to our homes. How do you navigate this new reality? We’ll explore key performance indicators for health, performance and wellbeing of the athlete. Hudl Tip of the Week Check out this online class to learn how to engage with your team remotely by using Hudl's tools.