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November 19, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Calloused Hands, Bloody Knuckles & a Fire in your Heart

As with most of you, I’ve derived a lot of the motivation for my life from family members. In my family, the main source of inspiration was my grandfather, Gabriel. Stern, stubborn, and strong as an ox in many ways, he was a card-carrying advocate ...


coach
October 22, 2020

Soccer Coach Faces Child Sex Charge

An Ohio soccer coach and teacher at West Branch (OH) High School has been indicted on charges of sexual contact with a child, according to a report from the Salem News. Matthew Thomas, 50, was indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition — ...


hudl
October 20, 2020

Rapid Review: Hudl Sideline Software Allows for Real-Time Review

Scouting has been synonymous with football at every level so long as the game’s existed. Legendary careers have been built out of football scouting, an ever-evolving field that continues to change at warp speed with technological advances in the...


athletes
October 14, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Love, Trust, & Respect

Love, Trust, and Respect — This segment is being written on June 21st, Father’s Day. A day rightfully reserved for honor and gratitude to dad, and those who fill the void when needed — mentors, teachers, other family members, and anyone who cho...


flag football
October 13, 2020

Flag Football Surges with HS Football Postponed

With no high school football during the fall months in upstate New York, schools and athletes have found an alternative to the traditional gridiron sport — seven-on-seven flag football. According to a story from The Buffalo News, football was la...


Summitt with trophies
October 7, 2020

The DEFINITE DOZEN©: Change is a must

{Sponsored} Championship coach Pat Summitt created a profound model for principles of success and leadership in sport and life called the DEFINITE  DOZEN©. CHANGE IS A MUST Change is the only thing we can all count on. It’s the way we handle ch...


streaming
October 7, 2020

Remote Viewing: Turning to Streaming Services for Athletics

School has been underway at Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska, since August 10, and the athletic administration prepared for the start of the fall sports season as close to normal as possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Most distric...


apps
October 6, 2020

One Click Away: Apps Adding Ease To Coaching Duties

Have you ever wanted to look back on stats from a specific game but can’t find the scorebook?  Well, there are apps for that.  Many apps, actually — and they are making life a whole lot easier for high school athletic programs by keeping ...


student-athletes
October 2, 2020

Preparing Student-Athletes For College

After seven years in student-athlete development at a Power 5 school, I’ve seen many students walk on to campus for the first time. A few of these were able to compete for playing time as freshmen. But even fewer were fully ready for the new world ...


relationship
September 28, 2020

ADs and ATCs: 4 Ways The Relationship Helps Bolster the Health of Student-Athletes

The role of certified athletic trainers (ATC) in high schools has steadily evolved. An awareness of legal liabilities for schools, the inherent risks of sport-participation, and a growing body of knowledge on student-athlete safety has created a thre...