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November 7, 2018

Wearable technology and in-game decision making

[caption id="attachment_27240" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo: SOLIDShot[/caption] {Sponsored} When a coach is putting together a scouting report or game strategy, they’re analyzing various player and team statistics to develop a plan. S...


November 7, 2018

A new nickname sports parents should give their kids

Professional athletes seem to reach a sort of pinnacle in their careers when they receive a nickname. Sometimes these monikers are simple — A-Rod, Air Jordan, A.I. Other times, they actually transcend their greatness, such as “Sweetness” (W...


November 7, 2018

Building a scouting report that helps win games

{Sponsored} Time is a coach’s most valued resource, and one divided by an abundance of tasks: communicating with players, analyzing competitors, building reports. With FastScout, college and NBA coaches have found a tool that creates scouting repor...


November 2, 2018

Raise Your Game: Failure uncovers learning opportunities

» The following is an excerpt from Alan Stein Jr.'s upcoming book, "Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets From the Best of the Best." Stein is a performance coach, consultant, speaker and author. He spent 15 years working with the world's highes...


November 1, 2018

Comprehensive concussion study gets $22.5M in new funding

The world's most comprehensive concussion study is being dramatically expanded with an infusion of nearly $22.5 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and the NCAA to examine the impacts of head injuries over several years. The...


October 31, 2018

Preparing your team for next season after losing a playoff bid

{Sponsored} There’s a sense of finality and mourning after the last game of the season, whether it’s because the team didn’t make the playoffs or because they lost in the postseason. Players might cry or let emotions get away from them – espe...


October 31, 2018

Going long in the playoffs: How keep your players fresh

{Sponsored} The regular season can be exhausting for the best teams, but playoffs will really separate great teams from the good ones. The grueling postseason may require coaches to make many small adjustments — and some big ones — on the fly. He...


October 23, 2018

Atlanta Public Schools to offer girls flag football

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will offer flag football as a scholastic sport to seventh- and eighth-grade girls beginning in the 2019-20 school year, it was announced today. To help establish its new program, the school district will receive budgetar...


October 23, 2018

Maximum fundraising with minimal investment

Time is a precious commodity. It’s something everyone could use more of each day, and coaches are no exception. Coaches spend several hours each day doing various ancillary tasks associated with coaching a team. Those necessary evils beyond the tra...


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October 19, 2018

Understanding the role of parents in youth sports

» The following is an excerpt from "#HeySportsParents!: An Essential Guide for any Parent with a Child in Sports" by Sharkie Zartman and Dr. Robert Weil. It offers tips and guidance for parents in youth sports who want to make their experience as me...