Program Highlights

  • Building credibility and consensus in a vision.
  • Using enthusiasm to turn around team motivation.
  • Identifying and using complementary strengths in a team.

Whether it be in basketball or business, a successful team is created by strengthening individual qualities and focusing them on a singular goal. A candid and engaging storyteller, VanDerveer shares the coaching methods that have helped her teams triumph, as well as what she has learned to avoid. Making honesty and positive reinforcement the cornerstones of her process, she explains her techniques for maintaining team unity and focus.

Over a remarkable 27 seasons, Tara VanDerveer has claimed more than 600 wins. She has lead Stanford to two NCAA championships, five Final Four appearances, and ten Pac-10 Conference titles. She coached the USA Women's Basketball Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1996, and has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year eight times.

Coaching a Winning Team

Tara VanDerveer

Director & Head Coach, Women's Basketball, Stanford University


55 Minutes



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