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July 20, 2017

Attacking with the onside kick

In high school football, most of the focus on offense is on quarterbacks, running backs and receivers. On defense, it’s all about the linebackers and coverage players. Rarely are the specialists given much attention. When it comes to special tea...


July 14, 2017

Florida high school football player dies after suffering heat stroke

A Florida high school football player died Monday, two weeks after suffering a heat stroke during one of the team's offseason workouts. Zachary Polsenberg, 16, collapsed during a June 29 workout, and his body core temperature registered at 107 deg...


July 12, 2017

Coach & A.D. throwback: Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant talks about philosophy

Coach & Athletic Director is in its 87th year of production. To celebrate another year educating thousands of coaches and athletic administrators across the world, we thought we'd take a look back and share some material from our archives. One...


July 12, 2017

Texas facing ‘crisis-level’ shortage of high school football referees

Texas, a state known for the competitive environment of high school football, is facing a serious shortage of officials just months before the 2017 season is scheduled to kick off. [caption id="attachment_17466" align="alignright" width="282"] Pho...


July 10, 2017

NFL awards $2.6M grant to study concussion rehabilitation

The NFL is helping to fund the first large-scale study into the most effective ways to rehabilitate young athletes who have suffered a concussion. The University of North Carolina was awarded a $2.6 million grant for the project, which is expecte...


July 3, 2017

USA Football seeks speakers for national conference

USA Football is looking for high-energy and impactful coaches and speakers looking to share their strategies and unique insights with National Conference attendees. The National Conference will take place from January 26-28 at the Pro Bowl in ...


June 27, 2017

Six Utah girls suing for chance to play high school football

A group of girls are suing three Utah school districts, alleging they are not treated fairly because the schools do not provide girls-only football programs. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, claims "[The] districts fail to provide equal...


June 26, 2017

Warren Sapp: Eliminate tackling in youth football leagues

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says changes must be made to improve the long-term health of football players, and that starts by eliminating tackling in all youth leagues. [caption id="attachment_24204" align="alignright" width="271"] NFL Hall of F...


June 22, 2017

Texas considers allowing HS coaches to lead 7-on-7 teams

Texas' University Interscholastic League (UIL) will examine a system that would allow high school football coaches to lead 7-on-7 teams during the offseason. UIL Executive Director Charles Breithaupt told The Dallas Morning News there is "great ...


June 12, 2017

Will dwindling football participation lead to an eight-man revolution?

Dwindling participation and safety risks have made it harder for hundreds of high schools to play football in its traditional form. But when one door closes, another one opens. The drop in participation for 11-man football has given new life t...