Kontributors – Jay Martin 2017-06-21T09:17:54-08:00

Dr. Jay Martin is a professor in Ohio Wesleyan’s physical education department and served as the Battling Bishops’ athletics director from 1985-2004. During his 19 years as athletics director, Ohio Wesleyan intercollegiate athletics enjoyed unprecedented success. Ohio Wesleyan won a conference-record 6 consecutive NCAC all-sports championships from 1988-94. More recently, the Battling Bishops finished in the top 25 of the NACDA Directors Cup NCAA Division III standings in 6 of the last 8 academic years under Martin’s leadership.

Prior to joining the Ohio Wesleyan faculty, Martin served as a 2-sport assistant at The Ohio State University, from which he received both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Earlier, he was director of sport at the Munich, Germany, YMCA, coaching soccer, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse; and athletics director at the American International School at Dusseldorf.

Learn more about Dr. Jay Martin at Super Soccer Camp at Ohio Wesleyan University.



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2810, 2017

Coaching from Strength

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I just finished the summer “College ID Camps” circuit.  I saw hundreds of players who want to play in college and talked to scores of coaches.  One topic repeatedly came up with the college coaches…the lack of intensity of the players.  When the players were tired they stopped running; when it was hot they stopped running; as the game wore on they stopped running.  There was no intensity.  There was no change of pace; no defending; no running and [...]

107, 2017

The Motivation Enigma

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At one time or another every coach has faced the Motivation Enigma!!   Why do these kids play?  What makes them tick?  How can I get them to play at a higher level?  Why don’t they want to get better?  Why can’t we be consistent?   These questions and more are asked on soccer fields across America every single day.  It’s time to have a look at what, why and how we can motivate our players. Motivation is evolving.  Back in [...]

110, 2016

Intensity

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For Coaches For Parents For Referees Intensity I just finished the summer “College ID Camps” circuit.  I saw hundreds of players who want to play in college and talked to scores of coaches.  One topic repeatedly came up with the college coaches…the lack of intensity of the players.  When the players were tired they stopped running; when it was hot they stopped running; as the game wore on they stopped running.  There was no intensity.  There was no [...]

102, 2016

Age Specific Drills?

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For Coaches For Parents For Referees Age Specific Drills? The discussion that will not go away continues. Here is another response to the Quinn/Carr article entitled “Age Specific Drills”: What the heck was with that article in Soccer Journal? I got the magazine today, and boy did Coach (Karl) Dewazien get those guys mad or what? I must be missing something because I don’t understand their point. Maybe I am wrong, but I don’t think Coach Dewazien [...]

401, 2016

Burnout Ahead?

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For Coaches For Parents For Referees Burnout Ahead? The headline in the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch read, “Top soccer players don’t have time to kick back.” The story documented the summer of a number of Central Ohio soccer players, both boys and girls. All told of the time commitment youth soccer requires. • Brandon Lacko, a senior at Westerville South High School: “Soccer is definitely an all-year-round thing. I do get tired every now and then, more mentally [...]