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growth
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...


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 ...


cif
May 19, 2022

CIF Boys Golf Team Stripped of State Title for Rules Violation

Earlier this week the Palm Beach Aztecs forfeited the Division 1 golf team regional title they won a day earlier in Chino Hills because of a violation of CIF-Southern Section rules on team activities the day before a competition. The school self-repo...


connect
May 17, 2022

How to Better Connect With Your Athletes

What is coaching? Is it mentoring, instructing, and showing hungry athletes the best way to achieve their goals or is it allowing them to find their own way, offering guidance and support? It’s a combination of all these things and more. It’s a w...


violations
May 16, 2022

GHSA Strips Girls Soccer Team of State Title Over Violations

A Georgia high school girls soccer team will be stripped of its state and regional titles by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) due to violations of the organization's bylaws. Chamblee High School's girls soccer team lost its 2022 state an...


referees
May 2, 2022

OHSAA High Schools to vote on NIL Referendum

High school student-athletes a part of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) may soon be able to profit off their own name, image, and likeness (NIL). As of this week, hundreds of Ohio high schools will vote on a referendum to create a...