I speak to a variety of audiences on a variety of topics in the leadership, team-building, goal-setting, and coaching worlds. I have a variety of my own presentations and some that I do for Proactive Coaching.
I can speak to your organization in person or over a Zoom call. Check out the various presentations that I do below and see what would be most appropriate for what you are looking for. Contact me for rates, availability, or if you have any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-223-2327.
Following is a list of presentations that Scott does and the booklets supporting each presentation. Presentations are approximately one hour in length (except for the Captains’ & Coaches’ Workshop), but they can be adapted to your needs.
The Role of Parents in Athletics (Parents, Athletes, & Coaches) A straightforward message from athletes to their parents about how adults can help their athletic performance, create good memories, and demonstrate respect from the perspective of young people. Booklets – The Role of Parents in Athletics; Raising a Confident Athlete
First Steps to Great Teams (Coaches, Teachers, School Districts, Businesses) This is an in-depth look at the first things that must be done to build a great team culture – Guiding Principles (establishing Core Covenants, identity, and vision with actions) and Team Pride (establishing an inner circle based upon shared joy and commitment to the Core Covenants). This presentation can also be expanded into a 2 or 3-hour workshop with breakout sessions to begin establishing/improving your team culture. Booklets – First Steps to Successful Teams; Great Teams—7 Essentials
Life Lessons: Re-Defining the Term Athlete (Athletes, Coaches, Parents) Have standards, not rules. The clearer behavioral standards are defined, the better chance athletes will rise to them. In order for individual athletes and teams to reach their potential, they must have clearly identified expectations for team behaviors. This presentation clearly defines some of the following characteristics in athletic, age-appropriate terms: Discipline, Teachable Spirit, Mental Toughness, Accountability, Selflessness, Integrity, Pride/Humility. Booklets – Life Lessons for Athletes; Compete: Traits of an Elite Competitor
The Impact of Trust (Coaches & Teachers) When athletes trust their coaches and when teams trust each other, it has a tremendous impact on performance. What allows someone to be trusted? How can coaches improve the level of individual and team trust? What causes coaches to be distrusted and how does that impact performance? When trust is present, teams have a much better chance of reaching potential. Booklet – The Impact of Trust
The Impact of Trust on Athletes & Teams (Athletes & Coaches) – A 2-hour workshop for athletes and coaches combining The Impact of Trust & Life Lessons for Athletes. This workshop is an eye-opening look in the mirror on what kind of trust level teams have established. It is designed to arm kids and coaches with ideas and tools to help tackle the trust issues that can occur in any team setting.
Playing with Confidence (Athletes & Coaches) Understand what true confidence looks and feels like. What are you worried about? Discover the competitor’s mindset. Earn the right to be confident. Be at your best when your best is needed. Without the guts to take a chance, you can’t play. Learn to fight another round. Take action and develop a plan of attack. Be an active participant in your own rescue. Release yourself to be your best self. Booklets – Playing with Confidence & Compete: Traits of an Elite Competitor
Team-Building Through Positive Conditioning (Coaches) This is a completely different philosophical and application method for conditioning. It is a powerful way to build teams and turn potentially negative aspects of practice into positives. Stop using conditioning as punishment or using fear-based motivation and get your team into better condition than you thought possible. Booklet – Team Building Through Positive Conditioning
Captains: Seven Ways to Lead Your Team (Coaches & Athletes) Do not leave leadership of your teams to chance. Teach and empower your captains to lead successfully. This presentation applies seven principles of leadership: 1) Be the first to serve. 2) Be the first to lead by example. 3) Be a lifeline of communication between the coach and the team. 4) Be the first to praise others. 5) Be the first to protect and defend your team (loyalty). 6) Be the first to confront violations of your team standards (solving problems before they impact your team). 7) Be the first to encourage and the last to become discouraged (mental toughness). Booklet – Captains: 7 Ways to Lead Your Team
Transitioning Athletes: Creating Consistently Successful Programs (Coaches & Athletes) Kids will transition in and out of programs and levels throughout their time in athletics. It is critical that coaches and athletes be aware of the stages that both the athletes and the coaches will move through as they continue their involvement in sports. We must help prepare athletes and coaches to do all they can to maximize their potential to create a positive, successful experience for themselves and others. Finally, coaches need to understand the dynamic of working with other coaches to help provide kids the best experience possible as they transition from one program to the next.
Captains & Coaches Workshop (Coaches & Athletes) This 3 to 4-hour workshop is an interactive, hands-on workshop for coaches and team leaders. Schools can bring all coaches and up to three team leaders (captains) to the workshop. It combines the First Steps to Great Teams & Captains: 7 Ways to Lead Your Team presentations. There are numerous breakout sessions built in for coaches and team leaders to begin the process of establishing and intentionally creating the team culture they want in their program. Booklets – First Steps to Creating Successful Teams & Captains: 7 Ways to Lead Your Team
The Responsibilities of Coaching (Coaches) Coaches have a variety of responsibilities when they take on the role of coach. They have responsibilities to their players, their fellow coaches, their standards, the profession of coaching, and many more. This presentation explores those responsibilities and the importance of coaches taking their responsibilities seriously, so that they can provide kids the opportunity for a positive athletic experience. Booklet – The Responsibilities of Coaching
Playing Time: Guidelines for Coaches (or Athletes and Parents) There is no issue in youth/school team sports that creates more controversy and emotion than playing time. This presentation can be geared toward coaches, athletes, and/or parents to better understand and deal with this issue in order to help all involved have a more positive athletic experience. Please let us know which audience or audiences you wish to address. Booklet – Playing Time: Guidelines for Coaches, Athletes, and Parents
Establishing Your Coaching Philosophy (Coaches) A philosophy is like a road map to a destination. Without one a coach will be lost. This presentation explains the importance of establishing, communicating, and living the three philosophies necessary for coaching success – general philosophy, sport-specific philosophy, and playing time philosophy. Booklet – Establishing Your Coaching Philosophy
The Sportsmanship Dilemma: Guidelines for Coaches (or Athletes & Parents) Sportsmanship is the hottest issue in youth and school sports today. This presentation focuses on the problems of poor sportsmanship in today’s sports culture. It offers practical advice for coaches on what they can do to help change the culture of sport and instill good sportsmanship in their programs. This presentation can also be geared toward athletes and parents. Booklet – The Sportsmanship Dilemma: Guidelines for Coaches, Athletes & Parents
Team Policies: Elements to Consider (Coaches) Good athletic programs have standards and guidelines by which their leaders and teams operate. This presentation offers numerous ideas on what coaches should consider when establishing team policies, such as expectations, standards, and punishment. A “Sample Policy Sheet” is discussed. Booklet – Team Policies: Elements to Consider
The Head Coach/Assistant Coach Relationship: Learning to Work Together (Coaches) – 1.5-2 Hours The head coach/assistant coach relationship is a critical component to team and program success. However, there is not a lot that has been written on this important relationship. This presentation will help head coaches better understand how to develop good working relationships with their assistants, and it will help assistant coaches better understand their roles within the team and the program in which they work. Booklets – A Head Coach’s Guide for Working with Assistants; The Assistant Coaches’ Guide to Coaching
Building Your Coaching Staff Chemistry & Relationships (Coaches) – 3-4 Hour Workshop This workshop combines elements from my Head Coach/Assistant Coach Relationship presentation and some new concepts for coaching staffs and athletic departments to create great chemistry to help kids have a great athletic experience. There is Breakout time for staffs to get together to begin the process of building themselves into the best, most cohesive unit possible. eBook – Building Your Coaching Staff Chemistry
Goal-Setting for Students & Athletes (Athletes, Students, Coaches, & Teachers) We constantly hear about the importance of setting goals. However, what kind of goals should we set? How do we do so? When and where do we learn to do so? This presentation is geared to help young people learn the process for creating goals in their lives. It is geared for the middle school through high school ages. Some points covered are Dreams, Goals, & Objectives; Focus more on Standards/Values instead of Goals; Process & Habits to achieve your goals; Measuring your success in relation to your goals. (This can be a 1 to 2-hour presentation or a 2 to 3-hour interactive workshop.)
The Ultimate Team Player (Athletes & Coaches) Have you ever played with or coached someone who was a great teammate? What made them that way? Do you embody those same characteristics? This presentation takes concepts of selflessness and having a team-first attitude that play a key role in Scott’s fiction book, Ultimate Team Player, and develops them for athletes and coaches to learn the value of being the best teammate they can be. Scott offers strategies that players and coaches can use to become better teammates themselves and to help bring out qualities of unselfishness and a team-first attitude in others. Questions from your players will be incorporated into the presentation. Ideas for how to use the book in a team-study format are also discussed. This can be a 1-hour presentation or a 2+-hour workshop.
As a small school struggling with its identity, Scott helped us to focus on how we wanted to be known in our district, conference, on the court, and in our classrooms. By meeting with athletes, coaches, parents, and teachers, we now have the tools and framework necessary to define who we are and what we stand for. Thank you, Scott and Proactive Coaching!
Suzi Reddick – Athletic Director/Administrator – Plevna School District, Plevna, Montana
Our coaches and kids couldn’t be happier with how the presentation went. Scott was incredibly organized and the whole day flowed easily. All coaches and kids were engaged and attentive the entire 4 hours! We are already planning on possibly booking him every June, so he can speak with our teams before the summer starts.
Bob Lim – Athletic Director – Marist High School, Chicago, IL
Coach Rosberg’s message is exactly what my coaches, student-athletes, parents, and I needed to hear. He challenged us to keep the important elements – fun, character development, influence – at the forefront of our focus on sports. The content was immediately relevant and applicable to all of us, and I anticipate a positive change to our culture this school year.
Tim Wormald – Assistant Principal/Activities Director – Powell High School, Powell, WY
Best speaker/presenter at the conference! High energy, very informative. Listening to his presentation along with his booklets will make my team/program better.
Coach – WIAA Coaches’ School, Yakima WA