• March 19, 2018

    The role of assistant coaches

    by Don Kloth

    An assistant coach once said at a coaching clinic that his main objective was to make the head coach “Coach of The Year.” That concept had a major impact on me about the role of an assistant.

  • March 16, 2018

    Five types of conflicts that confront athletic directors

    by Joe Marcos

    One of the many tasks of a high school athletic director is resolving conflict. Conflict is a natural byproduct of managing people, and an effective athletic administrator must be able to respond to conflict and control it.

  • March 15, 2018

    Powerline: Staples in strength training

    by Ken Mannie

    Powerline author Ken Mannie recommends coaches come back to center to clearly define what’s really important. If your bottom line is that you’re charged with training large groups of young athletes under the internal stresses of limited time, scheduling conflicts, resources and equipment, you need to focus on priorities.

  • March 12, 2018

    Competitive soccer drills

    by Aziz Haffar

    Here are two drills used by Aziz Haffar, a five-time state champion soccer coach at West Des Moines Valley (Iowa) High School. Each has worked well with players from the youth leagues up to the high school level.

  • March 9, 2018

    Where’s your strength coach?

    by Micah Kurtz

    A qualified, full-time strength coach is the best candidate to progress students through a long-term athletic development program and teach students the importance of being dedicated to continuous self-improvement. That’s why all coaches should hire one.

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March 20, 2018

Atavus Sports chosen to provide tackling certification to Texas football coaches

Texas implemented a mandatory statewide tackling certification program for all f... Read more »
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Tennessee approves split of public, private schools

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