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March 22, 2012

Installing a preseason emergency response plan

All public and private schools have an emergency response plan that allows staff and students to respond to an emergency in an organized and safe manner. Massachusetts requires that schools to have a medical emergency response plan for injuries on...

March 2, 2012

Breaking down language barriers with athletes

The U.S. population is changing; be prepared to instruct student-athletes who don't speak perfect English. The National Education Association reports that, "America's public schools enroll about five million English language learners (ELLs) — ...

February 29, 2012

Modern devices create challenges in communication

Perhaps you have read about inappropriate behavior between teachers and students at some school districts. The fallout has given rise to an intense analysis of how these types of incidents can go undetected by school officials and district administra...

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February 9, 2012

Eight rules for a successful silent auction

Whether you're looking for a free-standing fundraiser or one that complements another event, running a silent auction may be your answer. While there is some work during the months prior to the auction to prepare, the actual event can be rather si...

December 30, 2011

Most Read Stories from in 2011

It’s that time of year again when everyone wants a quick review of the "best" or "worst" stories from the previous year. Coach and Athletic Director is happy to join the ranks and share our list of the stories that generated the greatest intere...

December 29, 2011

Promote sportsmanship — don’t just pay it lip service

In the past month, I've read about a football coach being ejected from a game and his team refusing to take the field again. I've read about hazing incidents that make your skin crawl. I've read about deplorable fan behavior that leaves you wondering...

December 28, 2011

Breaking down the Linfield College’s football culture

Year-in and year-out, the Linfield College (Oregon) football team piles up winning seasons. With an NCAA-record 56 consecutive seasons with a winning record, the culture of football at the small, private school located 40 miles southwes...

December 7, 2011

More Coaches, Athletic Directors And Trainers Are Continuing Their Education Online

Online, video correspondence courses are growing at a rapid rate and offer an expansive list of classes You wake up before the sun rises. After getting yourself ready for the day, you spend a few minutes with your family, then it’s off to educate ...

November 3, 2011

Expanding the summer ‘dead period’ makes sense

Most states across the country have a specified “dead” period in the summer when high school student-athletes are not allowed any contact with their coaches, nor are they allowed to utilize school facilities. The intention is to give athletes a muc...

October 4, 2011

Reversing course: The story of the 2010 Xavier soccer team

A blueprint for how head coach Andy Fleming turned around a struggling program [caption id="attachment_25481" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photos courtesy of Xavier athletics.[/caption] The Xavier Musketeers men's soccer team took the field i...