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November 6, 2013

Road warriors: How to win more games away from home

One of the true tests of a successful team is the ability to win on the road. While several teams seem to play well at home, for some reason winning on the road tends to be an overly complicated task. Too many teams simply accept that winning on the ...


November 6, 2013

Eight sure-fire strategies for building a thriving program

Transforming a declining or problematic program into a rising program is definitely a challenge. There will be many weeks when it feels like you are taking two steps forward and sometimes just as many backward as the negative gravity of the situation...


October 30, 2013

Milwaukee school sets high marks for academic, athletic excellence

[caption id="attachment_26067" align="aligncenter" width="489"] Photos courtesy of University School of Milwaukee.[/caption] Rick Johns managed to win just one game during his first year as a football coach at a small school in eastern Minnesota. ...


October 16, 2013

Arrowhead High School Special Report (Home)

Arrowhead High School Special Report Coach And Athletic Director's entire September 2012 issue is dedicated to our first-ever, head-to-toe coverage of the inner workings of one of America's most-envied public high-school athletic programs—Arrowh...


October 2, 2013

Building Trust With Support and Understanding

Sponsored By: Building Trust With Support and Understanding The Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) head girls lacrosse coach Sue Haviland says that being a teacher and coach allows her (and her co-workers) to be more in-touch with student-ath...


October 2, 2013

The Time to Make Changes in Your Program

Sponsored By: The Time to Make Changes in Your Program Vince Mancuso, head baseball coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about the process of implementing changes into the baseball program. It's best to wait for the offse...


October 2, 2013

Opinion: High school drug testing a solution without a problem

We naturally confront problems in society with solutions, but occasionally we’re led to believe there's a problem where one doesn’t exist. The fight against performance enhancing drugs in our nation's high schools is a prime example. For at le...


September 5, 2013

Rockford’s football team maintains winning culture

Rockford High School football coach Ralph Munger isn't much of a numbers guy. He has trouble recalling the number of years he has led the varsity program and how many championships it has won along the way. It's likely Munger is only being mod...


September 5, 2013

Keeping Rockford High School’s winning tradition alive

Athletic Director Tim Erickson and coaches share what makes the program so special The term "extracurricular" is frowned upon at Rockford High School. To some, there is nothing "extra" about them. They're treated every bit as valuable as classro...


August 21, 2013

Finding Space for Every Sport

Sponsored By:Finding Space for Every SportTom Truttschel, head girls lacrosse coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), says that finding practice space in a program as large as Arrowhead’s presents challenges and discusses how they mana...