What is CoachToon.com?
CoachToon.com is a blog (weblog) website about everything in coaching BUT technique and X’s & O’s. We will talk about all the stuff that drives coaches crazy – team building, leadership, excellence on and off the playing field, organization, time management, rules, culture and so on. This blog is dedicated to sharing best practices and helping all coaches develop their art.
Who is Coach Toon?
Coach Toon is a jack-of-all (coaching) trades and a master of a few. Her quest to gain
an edge on the competition led Coach Toon down many paths: Sports medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, time management and sports psychology to name a few.
COACH: From 1990-2004, Kathy was the Associate Head Coach for Women’s Tennis at the University of California-Berkeley, where she guided three doubles teams to NCAA championship victories. Her collegiate tennis coaching career includes stops at the University of San Diego and Mills College.
CONSULTANT: Kathy also serves as a sports psychology and performance consultant to university and high school teams in the Bay Area. Her client list includes the University of California- Berkeley, where she works with the women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s field hockey, women’s golf and lacrosse teams. Other clients include Menlo High School, Marin Academy, Campo Lindo High School, Katherine Delmar Burke School and the Riekes Center. In addition, organizations such as the ITA, USTA, LGPA, NCAA, Pac-10 and Prince Corporation have hired Kathy to lead performance seminars.
SPEAKER: In addition, Kathy is a senior trainer for the internationally recognized Positive Coaching Alliance, having conducted hundreds of workshops for thousands of coaches, athletes and parents across the country.
AUTHOR: Coach Toon’s first book, Get Your Game Face On!, teaches you the powerful yet little-known 4-step process top athletes use to deliver their best performance under pressure. Complete with a daily training log, Get Your Game Face On! is the essential guide for anyone seeking excellence both on and off the playing field.
She is also the author of the book Raising Champions: Revealing Stories from Parents of Great Athletes—and Great People coming in 2009. In this book, ordinary parents of some of the world’s most extraordinary athletes—on and off the field—share their stories about what it was like to raise them.
My mission is two-fold: first, to act as a resource for high school and college coaches as they develop their “art of coaching”; and second, to give back to sport related non-profit causes. I believe many of the life skills inherent in sport lie outside the realm of coaching “X’s and O’s” and reside in the art of coaching. I am committed to supporting coaches in developing their art.
A portion of the profits from my work are donated to sport related non-profit causes. I’m passionate about promoting positive coaching (www.positivecoach.org) and building positive places for kids (www.bgca.org) and other entrepreneurial causes.