Coach Like a Mother: A Guide for the 21st Century Sports Coach

Coach Like a Mother: A Guide for the 21st Century Sports Coach

by Helen Williams

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“Coach Like A Mother” is an operations manual for coaches at every point in their career that helps them keep the proper perspective of sports when developing young people. Every coach will benefit from valuable lessons in interacting with the 21st century athlete. Young coaches and those new to the profession will find information useful to navigating their career path. Boomer and Generation X coaches get useful tips on dealing with Generation Y Millenniums and Generation Z kids. The insights from “Coach Like A Mother” on leadership and management can be applied to teaching, coaching, parenting, and business.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940016294186
Publisher: Pear Tree Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Helen Williams is the CEO of HMW Sports Consulting ( She conducts seminars for coaching staffs to fulfill her mission of engaging coaches at all levels, helping them improve their skills and understand their roles in the lives of the young people they work with.

Williams holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Wake Forest University where she was a student-athlete and a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She has been involved with intercollegiate athletics for over 26 years and held positions at Division I, II, and III institutions; Lenoir-Rhyne University, Wake Forest University, University of South Florida, Western Michigan University, US Naval Academy, Princeton University, Merrimack College, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently she is a Visiting Fellow in the Harvard University Administrative Fellowship Program.

Helen works as a color analyst for college basketball and blogs for Team Fenom ( and Women In Coaching ( She serves on the board of directors for Dream Big!, an organization whose mission is helping low-income and homeless girls achieve their dreams by providing the basic items necessary to enable them to participate in sports and physical activity, helping to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles and quality learning experiences. Williams continues to be involved in athletics because of her belief in building education through sport.

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