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January 17, 2017

Dealing with parental interference in coaching

There is a segment of parents who try to coach children during games. You’ll often see them standing near the sidelines, barking instructions across the field or gym floor. This causes a major problem for athletes, because instructions by the paren...


January 9, 2017

Portable technology can bring power to your sideline

{Sponsored} Technology is changing the way coaches play the game. And for the last five years, Sideline Power has helped to take coaching communication to the next level. From headsets to end zone cameras to sound systems, the company is changing ...


January 4, 2017

Petition asks Michigan association for competitive balance

A former Michigan prep football coach has started a petition asking the state's athletic association to consider measures that would create more competitive balance between public and private schools. The effort was started by Chad Phillips who, ...


January 4, 2017

Rebuilding a damaged team culture

Years ago, I was asked to become the interim head football coach at Santa Monica College (California) three weeks before the start of fall camp. They were on probation, had no full-time teaching position to offer and won five games in the previous tw...


January 4, 2017

Arkansas lawmaker seeks state takeover of activities association

An Arkansas lawmaker is drafting legislation that would allow the government to assume control of the state's activities association. State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson told KARK-TV in Little Rock that there is a lack of oversight for high school activ...


December 19, 2016

Conn. school warns students over use of ‘white’ in chants

A Connecticut high school is warning students about use of the word "white" in some of their traditional chants. [caption id="attachment_18450" align="alignright" width="283"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The principal at East Hampton High Sc...


December 16, 2016

Editorial: The old leading the new

Senior players are an asset to every team, and coaches who don’t take full advantage of their leadership and influence are missing an enormous opportunity. Over the past decade, any time I’ve spoken with a coach whose team failed to meet expec...


December 15, 2016

Morehead State basketball coach resigns after battery charge

Morehead State men's basketball coach Sean Woods resigned today amid allegations that he physically abused players during a game last month. Woods had already been suspended for three games following the incident, which allegedly took place during...


December 14, 2016

Wis. lawmaker wants drug testing for students in extracurriculars

A Wisconsin lawmaker plans to propose legislation that would require random drug testing for students who participate in extracurricular activities. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Rep. Joel Kleefisch is drafting a bill that he expects...


December 13, 2016

Poll: How do coaches choose team captains?

In November, Coach & Athletic Director asked coaches how they choose captains with their respective teams — do coaches or players pick? Here are the results along with some comments. • Most years it's a coaches pick. There have been a han...