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October 17, 2018

Coach & A.D. throwback: Barry Switzer and the wishbone offense

Coach & Athletic Director is in its 88th year of production. Over that time, we've had the pleasure of working with legendary coaches across all sports to help share their knowledge. To celebrate another year educating thousands of coache...


October 11, 2018

9 of nation’s 10 largest school districts adopt Heads Up Football

New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago are among the U.S. public school districts enrolled for coaching education and player safety protocols within USA Football's nationally endorsed Heads Up Football program this fall. Nine of the 10 large...


October 10, 2018

Preventing football injuries requires multifaceted approach

Football seems to have a reputation for causing a high incidence of injury. Due to the nature of the sport, it’s easy to understand why. But with a strict, thoughtful approach, teams can go a long way toward preventing football injuries. Footbal...


October 5, 2018

Texas high school football player suspended after attacking opponent during game

A Texas high school football player has been suspended indefinitely after body slamming and choking an opponent during a game. Waco University and Burleson faced off last month, and the attack took place during a kickoff return. In the video below...


October 5, 2018

How statistics can improve workouts — not just game day

You’re keeping track of statistics. You probably have an assistant on the bench tracking everything: gains, sacks, turnovers, passing yards, plus score and everything in between. Figuring out how to take these stats, analyze them and use them to in...


October 5, 2018

Effective strategies for team evaluation

Some coaches rely only upon intuition when it comes to making decisions for their team. However, data and direct feedback can be crucial to make sure intuitive decisions align with the team’s success. Similarly, many coaches rate players on speed, ...


October 4, 2018

Washington HS football coaches required to share film before playoff game

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) has adopted a rule that requires football coaches to share film with their first-round playoff foes. Coaches who fail to comply with the new mandate will be barred from leading their tea...


October 3, 2018

Parents, coaches fight following Virginia youth football game

A brawl broke out between coaches and parents following a youth football game last weekend, and one of the spectators captured it on camera. No charges were filed and nobody was injured, and to this point no punishment has been handed down after S...


September 12, 2018

Study suggests tackle football should wait until high school

A new report published by the Aspen Institute suggests that tackle football shouldn't be introduced to athletes until high school, which in turn would minimize head impacts and possibly draw more interest from kids who are reluctant to play the game....


September 10, 2018

VICIS announces Zero1 helmet for youth football players

Today, VICIS announced its plan to introduce the Zero1 Youth football helmet, the youth version of its top-rated Zero1 model. The Zero1 Youth helmet incorporates technology from the Zero1, currently worn by hundreds of professional athletes and play...