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June 2, 2022

How Do We Evaluate Growth in Coaches

An athletic director's role is one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities a person can have. Duties include scheduling, field maintenance, hiring coaches, managing facilities, upholding athletic codes, academic eligibility, budgets, trav...


June 1, 2022

Psych Safety — The Number One Area Coaches Need to Develop

by Bill Eckstrom, CEO & Founder of Ecsell Sports

If a coach only looks at their team through their own eyes, they may as well be wearing a blindfold. A coach’s vision alone will never provide the most important view. That comes through the eyes of the student-athletes — it has to. Only they ca...


coaches
June 1, 2022

Coaches Gain Professional Development by Transitioning to Referees

When Kevin Leising retired at age 55 after a successful 33-year career coaching high school basketball in Indiana, officiating was not in his plans. “Never. Not in a million years,” he says. He was ready to slow down and spend more time with his ...


wayward
June 1, 2022

A.D.ministration: Dealing with Wayward Fans

Overall, most fans are supportive, and cooperative, and pose no concern. In some settings, however, there may be a small bunch that demonstrates poor sportsmanship, cause assorted problems, and maybe disruptive. The question arises, how do you deal w...


hockey
May 31, 2022

Offensive-Zone Faceoff Adjustments Headline Hockey Rule Changes

In a situation where the puck goes out of play during game action in the offensive zone, the ensuing faceoff will now remain in that zone, regardless of whether a player from the attacking team or the defending team was the last to touch the puck. ...


fanatics
May 26, 2022

Study: Mental Health Issues On Minds of NCAA Athletes

As a follow-up to two NCAA student-athlete well-being studies conducted in 2020, student-athletes continue to report elevated levels of mental health concerns. The data indicated rates of mental exhaustion, anxiety, and depression have seen li...


thsca
May 25, 2022

THSCA Partners with Eccker Sports to Help Understand NIL

The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) has announced a partnership with Eccker Sports, an information company for high school athletics, to provide educational services and resources to help high school coaches, administrators, student-ath...


saban
May 23, 2022

Steve Spurrier Weighs in on Saban-Fisher Drama

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher got in quite a spat late last week. It started when Saban accused Fisher of buying his whole recruiting class and Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders of paying his top recruit ...


fanatics
May 23, 2022

DI Council Lifts Football Signing, Initial Counter Limits for Two Years

NCAA Division I football teams will not have annual signing and initial counter limits for the next two academic years, the Division I Council decided last week. Members issued a blanket waiver to allow Football Bowl Subdivision schools to award...


asu
May 23, 2022

ASU Says Coyotes Can Paint Logo on Ice Arena

Following a report last week that stated the Arizona Coyotes will not be allowed to modify the look of the ice surface at Arizona State University's (ASU) multipurpose facility, Sun Devils officials spoke with AZCentral to set the record straight. ...