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January 18, 2019

Free ACL injury prevention course available from NFHS

A new online education course regarding ACL injury prevention is now available on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center, thanks to a partnership between the NFHS and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Th...


January 17, 2019

Texas high school volleyball coach resigns after parents gripe about playing time

Unruly sports parents claimed another victim this week, this time forcing out a Texas high school volleyball coach with complaints over playing time. Amarillo High School coach Kori Clements lasted just one season with the program, leading the La...


January 15, 2019

Referee shortage forces Minnesota high schools to reschedule basketball games

A shortage of referees forced some Minnesota high schools to reschedule their basketball games on Monday. [caption id="attachment_14971" align="alignright" width="240"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The Minnehaha Academy athletics department o...


January 15, 2019

Developing a blue chip program without blue chip players

9 tips for building a team destined for long-term success I often hear coaches make excuses about not being able to get over the hump. How many times have you heard a coach say they have a young team and won’t be good for a couple of years? Th...


January 10, 2019

Growth by Growing Up

A lesson in why all coaches should exercise patience with their young athletes "He stinks." "He's lazy." "He's selfish." "He doesn't listen." Most coaches, at one point or another, have uttered at least one of the aforementioned ...


football players during Anthem
January 1, 2019

Coach Throwback: All I really need to know, I learned in football

Throughout the year, Coach & Athletic Director will go back 25 years to share some of our best articles from 1994. The publication, formerly Scholastic Coach magazine, is closing in on 89 years of production. What better way to celebrate our long...


2018 top stories
December 26, 2018

Coach & Athletic Director’s top stories of 2018

The year is coming to an end, and the Coach & Athletic Director team thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at some of 2018's biggest stories. To little surprise, some of the year's most-read articles revolved around parents beh...


December 20, 2018

The power of mental training

Goal setting, imagery gets athletes in the right state of mind before practices and competition When the pressure is on, many thoughts go through an athlete’s mind. If I miss this shot, will we lose? What if I can’t defend my opponent? If...


November 30, 2018

Muffet McGraw: Parents must let their kids fail

Muffet McGraw doesn’t believe athletes today are that much different than the generations who came before them. She does, however, believe parents have changed quite a bit. [caption id="attachment_27246" align="alignright" width="239"] Photo: Co...


Mike Krzyzewski USA Basketball ring
November 29, 2018

The 13 qualities of great leaders

I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to work with, learn from and talk shop with countless hall-of-fame basketball coaches over my career. There were dinners with Bobby Knight and Hubie Brown, and I watched Mike Krzyzewski and John Calipar...