Coaches need tools to guide players off the field by Daron Roberts

This article was originally printed in the Houston Chronicle on December 31, 2014. Daron Roberts has given Coach Chris Fisher and #txhsfbchat permission to repost this here. The avalanche of stories related to the misdeeds of athletes tend to focus on one actor: the player. How could Ray Rice punch his wife? Why did Adrian…

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Daron Roberts, Founder University of Texas Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation

Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL and college coach who serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. CSLi is the first university-based institute dedicated to developing leadership and character curricula for high school and collegiate athletes. Roberts has a proven track record in…

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Handling In-Season Coaching Changes

Changes occur during the course of a football season. Sometimes things happen to our staff and we have to be prepared to handle them. Change may or may not be ideal, but how we handle it as coaches and leaders shows our athletes how they will handle change as they grow and mature in their lives.

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Helping our Athletes with Academics

As coaches we are all educators of students. As much as we want to teach them about football, we must also provide support for them in the classroom. I am a firm believer in the student first – athlete second philosophy and I strive to provide resources to help them experience success in school as much as on the field.

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