GUEST CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES
At Better Coaching, we always welcome guest submissions to our blog. Our blog is a location to share information to help coaches, parents, and athletes.
If you or your organization are interested in contributing a guest post for consideration, please follow the guidelines below in order for your submission to be considered. While we cannot publish each contribution we receive, we are constantly seeking content that could benefit our parents, players, and coaches.
Topics: We are looking for relatable and useful contributions that are tied in some way to coaching sports, parenting an athlete, or playing a sport. This ranges from tactics and techniques to skills and drills, and parent-coach relationships to sport psychology, sports nutrition, and exercise. Examples include coaching philosophy, personal stories, tips on parenting an athlete, problems with coaches (“daddyball”), and more. NOTE: when providing sport psychology, sports nutrition, or medical information, please provide the training or education to justify the ability to provide such information. Simply stating your name is Dr. John Smith is not proper justification.
Tone: Relatable, friendly, experienced. The language should be clear, simple and easy to comprehend.
Length: No more than 800 words.
Avoid: Disparaging language and name-calling will not be tolerated.
Promotion: We will provide appropriate credit to the writer and organization as applicable, however, the piece must not contain overt promotion of one organization or service. We will provide the readers with any contact information you request (email, phone, website, etc).
Submissions: Send your piece in a Microsoft Word (or other word
processing program) document attached HERE. All submissions must
provide hyperlinks and appropriate citations within the document as
needed, as well as a brief author and/or organizational biography
(no more than 100 words).
Imagery: If there is imagery to accompany your submission, please provide
an appropriate citation and release form. Better Coaching reserves the right to
decline imagery that does not align with our mission and brand, as well as imagery that is not properly documented.
We reserve the right to modify content, images, and links that appear to be sponsored, promotional, or does not align with our brand and mission.
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT
As a Guest contributor (“You”) agree to allow Better Coaching (“Better Coaching”) to publish original articles written by You (the “Posts”) on Better Coaching’s website (“coachmorgansullivan.com”). You grant Better Coaching the non-exclusive, worldwide right to publish on coachmorgansullivan.com, syndicate, and distribute all or a portion of the posts in any language, worldwide.
You grant Better Coaching the right to use your name, likeness, information about you, and the logo of your web site, if applicable, in connection with the posts.
Except for the rights granted Better Coaching in this agreement, you retain all rights, including copyright, in the posts.
You represent and warrant that you have the right to grant these rights; that the posts are original; that they do not knowingly contain any untrue statements, invade any right of privacy, or infringe upon any statutory or common law copyright or otherwise violate the rights of any third party; and that all statements in the posts that are asserted as facts are true and/or based upon reasonable research for accuracy.
You agree to cooperate in the defense of any legal action brought against Better Coaching from the publication of the posts. You agree to reveal to Better Coaching any actual or potential conflict of interest, including but not limited to any financial interest in any product, firm, or commercial venture relating to the subject of the Posts. Better Coaching reserves the right to deny any of the posts that violate its publishing standards, available on the web in the Terms of Service or the Social Media Terms of Service.
Better Coaching may illustrate the posts. You grant Better Coaching the right to edit the posts for publication.
This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Michigan.
By submitting posts to Better Coaching, you indicate acceptance of these terms.