The Coaching and Leadership Journal

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In this age of millions of daily updates and billions of web pages, how do busy leaders allocate their scarce resources of time to read inspiring and educational leadership material? That's where our journal comes in. The Coaching and Leadership Journal is like monthly debriefing of leadership profiles, philosophy, ideas and techniques compiled and written specifically for leaders.

Dan Spainhour and his team of experts dive through mountains of information and distill it down to its most relevant, essential parts. Forty years of experience allow us to bring our expertise to the subject matter. 

From Founder and Editor Dan Spainhour:
"In 2011, my 30th year in athletics, I started The Coaching & Leadership Journal. The basic premise behind my journal is that we are drowning in a never-ending stream of information and updates and it’s getting harder and harder to separate the noise from the useful information. As the quantity of information grows by the hour, leaders need means and approaches to make sense of it all. Each issue invokes my judgment, knowledge, and experience to determine what is valuable to our readers. We scour the internet and print publications for leadership and coaching commentary and cut it down to size saving you valuable time but still giving you the information you need to stay ahead of your competition."

"I am so very proud of our Journal. It is especially gratifying to watch our journal grow over the past six years. When we launched there was so much speculation that subscription-based print journals were dead. But I knew what my years of experience had taught me. Top leaders want to read, and they want to learn--they just don't have the time to waste on irrelevant information. In an era where most magazines feel very fortunate to get a renewal rate of 50 percent, our renewal rate of 80 percent shows that athletic leaders realize the value of our publication." 

​Our subscribers realize that for less than most people’s monthly cable bill they can get an entire year of essential information delivered to their door that helps make them better leaders, coaches and people. We believe it's no coincidence that our subscribers are some of the most successful people in the profession! 

Over the past ten years, we have been honored to have some of the top leaders in the athletic and academic fields as our subscribers. Here is a list of a few of our recent new and renewed subscribers: 

  • Washington Spirit Professional Soccer Club
  • High Point University Basketball
  • Keith Buckley, Rollins College Soccer
  • Jerry York, Boston College Men's Hockey (retired)
  • Kenneth White, Providence College Strength Coach
  • Arby Busey, Seattle Pacific Women's Soccer
  • Ryan Wellner, Notre Dame Lacrosse
  • Notre Dame Men's Hockey
  • Florida State Women's Soccer
  • ​Eddie Radwanski, Clemson Women's Soccer
  • Suzy Merchant, Michigan State Women's Basketball 
  • Kelvin Sampson, University of Houston Basketball
  • Frank Martin, Massachusetts Basketball
  • Scott Williams, Oral Robert Associate Athletic Director
  • Jim Engles, Columbia Basketball
  • Frank Lenti (the winningest prep football coach in Illinois history)
  • And many more!

​When you subscribe you will receive:

  • A print edition of the Journal delivered to your door each month. (Print subscriptions) 
  • The digital version of the current issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal emailed to you each month.
  • Strategies to motivate your team and staff.
  • Quotes, anecdotes, and trends to use in your team meetings and practices.
  • Ideas and philosophies from prominent leaders to help your team rise to any challenge.
  • Tactics to get the most out of your team and an edge on your competition.
  • Ideas and techniques that help you and your staff communicate more effectively with your team.

Subscribers to the Coaching and Leadership Journal receive:

  • Successful strategies that smart leaders use to motivate team members.
  • The latest leadership strategies in a concise, quick-read format.
  • Specific and current leadership techniques.
  • Motivational stories you can use with your team.
  • Inspirational and thought-provoking quotes.
  • Easy-to-understand motivational strategies--ready to use immediately!

​​I absolutely love the journal. I always find one thing in it to share with my coaches and players. It is a win for me. Thank you for all you do for coaches and Leadership. --Kelvin Sampson


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You have really done a great job with the journal over the last decade, and it has benefitted so many people, not just coaches.  Dan, I appreciate our friendship. --Mike Krzyzewski


We read everything. You get what matters!

  • Dan, I love your newsletter. Thank you!!— Frank Martin, Head Coach University of Massachusetts Men’s Basketball
  • Dan, I love your journal and appreciate your work. I will of course be subscribing again.--Jim Engles, Head Coach Columbia Basketball 
  • Thanks a bunch, Dan! Every issue is worth the price. I am a second-generation coach and have my dad’s library/archives going back 60 – 70 years and your journal is an excellent resource to have. Always my favorite mail! Keep it up! --Kenneth White, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Providence College
  • I love your journal.  I have gotten so many excellent coaching points out of it.  The more I coach, the more I enjoy and value the psychology and culture necessary to lead an effective team.  Thank you for what you do! --Tom Langworthy, Head Football Coach, Jamestown High School
  • I started coaching college soccer in 1977. It was very difficult /nearly impossible to find anything like your journal back then. I look forward to it every month. Your journal is fantastic. I look forward to it every month. It has helped me a lot, not only in coaching, but in life! Thanks for all you do. --Jim Evans, Thomas College
  • Your journal is exactly what I’ve been looking for. A terrific resource for all leaders! —Andrew Marotta, Principal Port Jervis High School, New York
  • I always value and appreciate the content. Thank you very much! --Franco Bario, Associate AD St. Lawrence
  • I really enjoy the journal, Thanks Dan! --Rick Plato, Dalhousie University Basketball (Canada)
  • Thanks Dan! I love this publication! --Ryan Wellner, Notre Dame Lacrosse
  • ​​I really enjoy reading your journal each month! --Kim Record, Athletic Director

What a few of our subscribers say...

Absolutely love it!--Kelvin Sampson, Head Basketball Coach, University of Houston

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Subscription Options: 

Print--includes both the print and digital editions mailed to you each month.

Yearly $149


Digital only--Each new issue will be emailed to on the first of the month

Yearly $79

Monthly $7.99

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