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April 18, 2018

Benefits and Disadvantages: Spring Football and Summer Football Camps

{Sponsored} Spring football is great — if your team is located in a region where it exists. “The biggest advantage is that you can hammer home those fundamentals and teach and reteach those fundamentals. Like any school subject, you try to tea...


April 17, 2018

NFL, NFLPA ban 10 helmet models after lab testing

The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) on Monday announced the results of an annual laboratory study to assess the performance of football helmets worn by NFL players. Based on the results of this study and the opinions of the biomechanic...


April 9, 2018

Coach & A.D. throwback: John Madden’s ball control passing game

Coach & Athletic Director is in its 87th year, and occasionally we like to take a look back and share some material from our archives. One of our football clinics in the early 1970s featured John Madden, a Hall of Fame NFL coach who won Super...


March 27, 2018

Associations form National High School Football Coaches Alliance

High school coaches associations spanning 37 states and USA Football today announced the formation of the National High School Football Coaches Alliance. This newly created alliance will foster frequent and meaningful collaboration between its member...


March 20, 2018

Atavus Sports chosen to provide tackling certification to Texas football coaches

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) have worked collaboratively to take an unprecedented step forward to make football a safer sport. In October 2017, the UIL Legislative Council pass...


March 2, 2018

Illinois House committee advances tackle football ban

An Illinois House committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban tackle football statewide for children under the age of 12. The bill now heads to the full House, where legislators will debate and vote on the measure. The Mental Health Commi...


February 22, 2018

NFL Draft invites high school coaches of players in attendance

College football players who accept an invitation to this year's NFL Draft can bring along their high school coaches, NFL.com's Gil Brandt reported Thursday. The NFL will pay all expenses for high school coaches who make the trip. The draft kicks ...


February 9, 2018

Calif. fourth state to consider minimum age for tackle football

A pair of California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would set a minimum age for kids to participate in tackle football. California is the fourth state this year to consider such legislation, joining Maryland, Illinois and New York. Californ...


February 8, 2018

NFHS approves rule changes for high school football

High school football players found with missing or improperly worn equipment while on the field will be removed from the game for at least one down, unless the improper equipment is attributed to a foul by the opponent. This revision in Rule 1-5-5...


February 2, 2018

Poll: Half of parents would discourage kids from football

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that nearly half of parents would discourage their kids from playing football due to concussion concerns. The same poll was conducted in 2014, when 37% of parents said they would steer their kids away ...