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November 13, 2019

Making self-scouting work for the whole team

{Sponsored} Self-scouting can pay off generously for student-athlete performance on the field. It’s a practice that professionals are already doing, and coaches should strongly consider having their players learn the technique. Although self-sco...


November 13, 2019

Winning the offseason: how to train and develop your players when they’re not playing

{Sponsored} Inevitably each season, it comes for every team: the offseason. And whether you walked away with an early round exit or as champions of your league, each and every coach should already be thinking about how their players can train, develo...


November 11, 2019

Parents chase referee off field at Washington youth football game

A referee at a Washington youth football game earlier this month was chased off of the field by a group of parents, who then began fighting each other. Police in Orting, southeast of Tacoma, continue to investigate the incident. According to Q13 N...


October 16, 2019

Study identifies 3 sports with highest concussion rates

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that concussion rates in football games are on the rise. However, the rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussion in all sports have declined. The study included...


October 15, 2019

Torrey Smith sounds off after coach faces possible suspension, fine for 36-0 win

A Philadelphia youth football coach is facing a possible fine and suspension after his team's 36-0 victory last weekend, and former NFL wideout Torrey Smith is not happy about it. Smith, who is the brother-in-law of the coach, Kyle Williams, weigh...


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October 14, 2019

PSA compares youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

The Concussion Legacy Foundation last week unveiled its "Tackle Can Wait" PSA, comparing the dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes. The Boston-based organization hopes to change how we handle and understand concussions in sports. ...


October 2, 2019

Arizona HS football coach steps down amid accusations of running up the score

An Arizona high school football coach resigned Monday after school administrators accused him of running up the score during last week's 60-0 victory. La Joya Community High School football coach Devin Dourisseau met Monday with the school's princ...


September 3, 2019

High school football game ends after player head-butts referee

An Ohio high school football game was cut short over the weekend after a player head-butted a referee during an apparent argument. Both the school district and the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) are investigating the incident, which...


August 22, 2019

Handling the Heat: Keep your players safe as the season kicks off

{Sponsored} As the fall sports season begins to come into focus, many regions of the United States can expect late-summer and early-fall heat waves before cooler temperatures settle in. According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the averag...


August 22, 2019

Jump-start the integration of new team members

{Sponsored} At the start of every season, coaches spend time helping integrate new athletes into their team. This could mean players who were part of the program and moved up to another team or maybe transfer students from another program. It’s imp...