Alicia Komaki - 2022 WBCA National Coach of the Year on Deconstructive Criticism, Using Branded Language to Drive Culture, the "How" Behind a State Championship Level Program, and More.
Coach Forward PodcastJune 28, 2022
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Alicia Komaki - 2022 WBCA National Coach of the Year on Deconstructive Criticism, Using Branded Language to Drive Culture, the "How" Behind a State Championship Level Program, and More.

Episode Notes:

[6:38]
Tough conversations as a young coach
[9:45] Deconstructive criticism: Making observations that allow input from that player
[14:21] Assist Academy developing leadership and character at Sierra Canyon
[15:50] Yearly’s- What you need to learn each year as part of the program
[21:09] Gratitude letters
[23:53] The best leadership is peer-to-peer
[25:26] Using language to change the way players approach film, meetings, etc.
[28:35] Your “why” is not as important as your “how”
[32:39] Adapting while remaining authentic

Coach Forward is an interview-style podcast hosted by Jason Mejeur (Coach J), accomplished Coach, Mentor, and Founder/CEO at MaxOne. To see the MaxOne platform, schedule some time here.

Today, I'm excited to be joined by Coach Alicia Komaki. Coach Dudley is currently the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, California.

In 2022, Coach Komaki led Sierra Canyon to their fifth California State Championship and was named the National High School Coach of the Year by the WBCA. Overall she has 7 state championship rings, and 1 national championship on her coaching resume. 

She also became the area's first girls basketball program to three-peat as state champions.

A big part of what drives Coach Komaki’s on-court success is her passion for being authentic and adaptable as a coach.


About Jason Mejeur (Coach J)

Jason has more than 15 years of experience coaching basketball at the college and high school level and has lived on the sidelines and in the locker rooms working to build teams and inspire athletes.

His mission is to build authentic relationships with his players so that he could have an impact on their lives beyond the basketball court. More recently, Jason founded MaxOne to be a platform that makes coaches' lives easier and helps them use technology to have a bigger impact on the lives of their athletes.

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