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  • darren fenster thank you letters
    March 12, 2019

    ‘Thank You:’ Showing appreciation to your athletes

    by Darren Fenster

    Boston Red Sox minor league manager Darren Fenster wrote personalized “thank you” notes to all of his 49 players at the conclusion of the season. Here’s why that’s an important step in developing stronger bonds between coaches and players.

  • March 4, 2019

    10 considerations for coaching in the technology era

    by Katie Uhen

    How many coaches can say they coached the same sport at the same school for 35 years? Steve Kostka can. Kostka started coaching girls track and field at just 22 years old, and things were quite different back then. He came from both high school and college teams that were not very successful. “I took … Continue reading 10 considerations for coaching in the technology era

  • usa football national conference
    February 27, 2019

    Recap: The 2019 USA Football National Conference

    by Coach and Athletic Director

    The USA Football National Conference is one of the premier educational opportunities for football coaches at the youth and high school levels. Coach & Athletic Director attended the February event and was fortunate to have the opportunity to listen to some of the featured speakers.

  • toronto raptors
    February 25, 2019

    Coach Throwback: Nick Nurse’s out-of-bounds series

    by Coach and Athletic Director

    Throughout the year, Coach & Athletic Director will go back 25 years to share some of our best articles from 1994. This article was written by Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse when he was an assistant coach at the University of South Dakota. In it, Nurse breaks down an out-of-bounds series that had proven successful with the men’s basketball team.

  • February 20, 2019

    Building bigger scoreboards

    by Kevin Hoffman

    Telling score might be the least impressive feature of scoreboards these days. If your stadium doesn’t have the ability to play back in-game highlights or update scores from throughout the conference, you might be behind the curve. An athletic administrator’s first thought might be that such significant upgrades are too expensive for the program, especially … Continue reading Building bigger scoreboards

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