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June 13, 2012

Pete Kittel

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June 13, 2012

Coaches—Use The Summer To Get Healthy

By its very nature, the coaching profession is filled with stress and anxiety. It often taxes our minds, our bodies and our various bodily systems. Our profession is also one that frequently places a great deal of undue physical stress on our bodies ...


May 30, 2012

Handling the parent problem in your school

Recently, we surveyed our readers on an issue that grows more complicated by the year. Parents have become more emboldened about confronting coaches on issues such as playing time, roles on the team and proper exposure for their son or daughter to ea...


May 30, 2012

The ‘Coach’s Prayer’

While Coach And Athletic Director visited Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wisconsin), writers came across this picture in the athletic office. COACH’S PRAYER Dear Lord, guide me as I try to coach this team, to build each player’s character...


May 3, 2012

Establishing pay-to-play in your high school

One athletic director provides keen insight into how his school’s fee went from $150 total per athlete to $660 per sport In November 2009, just after the fall sports season of his first year on the job as athletic director at Medina High School (Oh...


April 18, 2012

A way to clamp down on cursing

In an early season football scrimmage, a halfback burst through the line, taking the first steps in what he thought would be a long run. But a tackler caught his foot and the runner hit the turf with a meager gain. "Dang!" he yelled. The coach ...


April 12, 2012

The Energetic Bear: How Baylor’s Kim Mulkey challenges her team

Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the March 2011 issue of Coach & Athletic Director. Kim Mulkey, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame coach, who stands at 5-foot-4, never is going to be confused with her 6-foot-8 superstar post player B...


April 3, 2012

New Product Allows Football Coaches To Add Users To Headset System

San Diego, CA—Winning on the football field just got easier with HM Electronics’ EB300 Extender Base, which lets coaches add more users to the company’s DX300 wireless football headset system.By connecting the EB300 to the system&rs...


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) — ...