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In this age of millions of daily updates and billions of web pages how do busy leaders allocate their scarce resource of time to read inspiring and educational  leadership material? Our journal is a monthly source of leadership 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. Thirty-seven years of experience allows 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 an never-ending stream of information, 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. That’s where our Journal comes in. 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, I think 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 eight 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 some of a few of our recent new and renewed subscribers: 

  • Mark Krikorian, Florida State Women’s Soccer (2104 & 2018 NCAA Champions)
  • Kim Record, UNC Greensboro Athletic Director
  • Nan Carney-DeBord, Athletic Director Denison University
  • Kelvin Sampson, University of Houston Basketball
  • Mike Candrea, Arizona Softball, Gold Medal Winner
  • Jerry York, Boston College Men’s Hockey (first NCAA hockey coach to 1,000 wins)
  • Frank Martin, University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball
  • University of Denver Athletic Department
  • Tubby Smith, High Point University Men’s Basketball, Former NCAA Champion
  • David Metzbower, UNC Lacrosse,  2016 Men's Lacrosse Champions
  • Penn State Women’s Soccer (2105 NCAA Champions)
  • University of Oregon Baseball
  • Michigan State Women’s Basketball
  • Dani Busboom, Louisville Volleyball
  • 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.
  • Access to The Coaching and Leadership Journal website.
  • The digital version of the current issue of The Coaching and Leadership Journal emailed to you each month.
  • Our weekly report The Team Leadership Report which includes timely and relevant coaching and leadership information as well as motivational stories emailed to you.
  • 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!


As a subscriber, you'll receive:

  • A printed edition delivered to your door each month.
  • Access to the Coaching & Leadership Journal website.
  • The current issue of the Coaching & Leadership Journal online (PDF)
  • Access to The Team Leadership Report, a weekly blog covering timely and relevant coaching and leadership information


What a few of our subscribers say…

  • Dan, I love your newsletter. Thank you!!— Frank Martin, Head Coach University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball
  • We absolutely love your Journal and plan on continuing our subscription for years to come!--Nathan Minion, Director of Operations, Florida State Women’s Soccer
  • Your journal is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Terrific resource for all leaders!—Andrew Marotta, Principal Port Jervis High School, New York
  • Dan, I love reading your journal! Rob Krimmel, St. Francis Basketball
  • Thanks so much Dan!  We love your journal and I have to hunt down mine from my assistants most of the time.  Keep up the great work!---Kendal Wallace, LaGrange College Basketball