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CHARLI TURNER THORNE

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PERSONALIZED TRAINING
FOR COACHING SUCCESS

PERSONALIZED TRAINING
FOR COACHING SUCCESS

ASTONISHING FACT

A recent study found that 67% of women's basketball student-athletes did not enjoy their experience.

I think we would all agree this is unacceptable.

Women's basketball is the flagship sport and thus

has the greatest resources dedicated to it.

When that investment is not cultivated due to

coaches needing help, it can be expensive and damaging to the athletes, department, and university...

and career-ending for the coach.

It is widely recognized that college coaches lack

formal training. The level of preparation is dependent upon the knowledge that they have learned from coaches in their own playing experiences and self-learning.

This simply leaves the majority of coaches needing help.

WHAT WE OFFER
WHAT WE OFFER

Our mission is to ensure the coach is successfully performing in the targeted core areas.

Our commitment is assess, train, and continually coach as long as you choose us to.

Assessment

Training

Continued

Coaching

CORE AREAS TO EVALUATE AND STRENGTHEN:
CORE AREAS TO EVALUATE AND STRENGTHEN:
  • Head coach self-management- mental-emotional and physical wellbeing

  • Hiring staff: Train to meticulously vet so as to compliment or balance skills of all staff

  • Maximize staff strengths. Leading and managing staff.

  • Prioritize time for head coach and all staff

  • Build comprehensive calendar for short term and long term planning

  • Assess and train to cultivate donors, build relationships with key stakeholders, and manage up

  • Develop and grow team culture, attend to player needs, and leadership training

  • Practice organization, feedback on teaching timelines and overall philosophy

  • Basketball philosophy - Individual and team development plan

  • Recruiting: Organization, system of identification and plan to sell the head coach, program, and institution; creative ideas for videos and visits

ADDITIONAL AREAS FOR COACHING SUPPORT:

ADDITIONAL AREAS FOR COACHING SUPPORT:

Marketing your program

mental and emotional fitness strategies for student-athletes

Game and practice motivation

Game Coaching

Scheduling

((your strategy is critical for early and continued success)

System of identification/

portal management

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Meet Your Coach

Retired Arizona State University Women's Basketball Coach

2nd in Pac-12 with Most Career Wins

NCAA Division I Basketball Coach: 33 Years

Athletes Coached: 400+

 

  • Retired with over 500 career wins as a head coach and winningest coach in Arizona State basketball history

  • Inducted Sun Devil Athletics 2022 Hall of Fame

  • Served Arizona State for 25 seasons, amassing great success on the court: leading the Sun Devils to the postseason 20 of 21 seasons, 14x NCAA appearances, 3x Pac-12 Champions, 2x Elite Eight & 5x Sweet Sixteen

  • Integral in rebuilding 3 struggling programs that achieved sustained success-Santa Clara (1990-1993), Northern Arizona University (1993-1996), and Arizona State University (1996-2022)

  • Top 10 in winning percentage out of the 65 “Power Five” Universities in the last 20 years

  • 2nd in the Pac-12 with most career wins

  • Two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, 2016 NCAA Regional Coach of the Year, and 2015 ESPNW Midseason Coach of the Year

  • Graduated 100% of eligible student-athletes and regularly found her teams atop the WBCA Top 25 honor roll

  • Amassed 200 hours of community service each year, volunteering with numerous non-profits in the Phoenix community: Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, United Way, UMom Crisis Shelter, Crisis Nursery, Hope Women’s Center, and St. Vincent de Paul food pantry

  • Earned two Gold Medals with USA Basketball, serving as an assistant coach on the 2007 USA Basketball U21 World Championship Team, and as head coach of the 2009 USA Women’s World University Games Team, which included an undefeated (7-0) tournament record

  • Served ten years on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association board of directors, including President, Vice President, and Past President – Launched the ‘Center for Coaching Excellence’

  • Used her innovative spirit to spearhead ‘First Ever’ events to grow the game of basketball. In 2000 orchestrated the first outdoor women’s basketball game at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona, played in front of almost 18,000 fans & was nationally televised. In 2006 led efforts for a second outdoor game coined the “Hoops for Health Classic”. In 2018 partnered with ESPN and Kim Mulkey’s Baylor Bears to play a nationally televised women’s basketball game on the Navajo Reservation honoring Native Americans military veterans

  • City of Tempe Mayor Corey Woods named June 21, 2021, “Charli Turner Thorne Day” in honor of Turner Thorne’s 25th anniversary at Arizona State University

  • Member of the Bishop Alemany High School Hall of Fame, recipient of the Christian Athletes International Ministries Coach of the Year Honor & earned the ‘Students Against Discrimination’ Award in 2001

  • Married to Will Thorne. They have three sons, Conor, Liam and Quinn.

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Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State University Head Women's Basketball Coach

Listen as Charli Turner Thorne gives her answer to the question: How Does Struggle Create Success? There is no success without struggle. There is no growth without failure. Success starts at the end of your comfort zone. Teaching your athletes that there is no such thing as failure - everything is a learning opportunity - will help to cultivate a growth mindset. Embracing failure is necessary at this high level of play, especially for high female competitors who may lack self compassion when they do not achieve what they want to.

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Charli Turner Thorne,

Arizona State University Head Women's Basketball Coach

Transformative approach to coaching: Put the woman ahead of the athlete. Make sure they are in a good place as a person first before focusing on their identity as an athlete. How we help athletes personally as well as professionally can be equally beneficial and create a championship culture.

Listen | 0:48
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Charli Turner Thorne,

Arizona State University Head Women's Basketball Coach

Tune in this week as Charli Turner Thorne shares with us her winning strategies on competitive greatness! Charli talks about the moment she knew she wanted CHAMP10N Sports Life Coaching™ to be apart of her program,  her commitment to self care and how investing in meaningful relationships contributes to her winning record.

MeQ® Skills: Competitive Greatness, Winning Strategies, Performance Barriers, Actions to Change, Growth Mindset, Seasons, Rest and Recovery.

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Charli Turner Thorne,

Arizona State University Head Women's Basketball Coach

  • Transformative approach to coaching: Put the woman ahead of the athlete. Make sure they are in a good place as a person first before focusing on their identity as an athlete. How we help athletes personally as well as professionally can be equally beneficial and create a championship culture.

  • There is no success without struggle. There is no growth without failure. Success starts at the end of your comfort zone. Teaching your athletes that there is no such thing as failure - everything is a learning opportunity - will help to cultivate a growth mindset. Embracing failure is necessary at this high level of play, especially for high female competitors who may lack self-compassion when they do not achieve what they want to. 

  • Preparation breeds confidence. If you’re playing it safe, you’re probably not getting better. Focus on the process rather than being results oriented so your players will do the same. Master your mindset – how do you not just let things happen to you, but reframe them in a way that makes you better and stronger as a person and as an athlete?