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November 30, 2018

How to conduct a successful evaluation process with players and staff

{Sponsored} Improving the football program is always top-of-mind for coaches after the conclusion of the season. Here are some tips on how you can complete evaluations and apply what you learn during the process. Involve your team Speak to your...


November 30, 2018

Best bet in offseason coach education

{Sponsored} Educational opportunities for football coaches and administrators are abundant in the offseason. You can find them across the country,each with its own take. But why travel to multiple locations when you can visit one large event and get ...


lakewood coach L.J. Clark
November 26, 2018

Fighting for a Future

In 2017, a funding crisis nearly cost Lakewood (N.J.) High School its entire athletic program. When some sports were saved, the Piners football program was left struggling to survive. [caption id="attachment_27222" align="aligncenter" width="489"] P...


football referee
November 20, 2018

Lawsuit alleges parent wore his referee uniform, influenced Illinois playoff football game

A lawsuit filed last week accuses an Illinois high school football parent of dressing in his referee uniform while off duty and influencing the outcome of a playoff game. The game in question took place on Nov. 10, when Nazareth Academy — a priv...


October 31, 2018

Preparing your team for next season after losing a playoff bid

{Sponsored} There’s a sense of finality and mourning after the last game of the season, whether it’s because the team didn’t make the playoffs or because they lost in the postseason. Players might cry or let emotions get away from them – espe...


October 31, 2018

Going long in the playoffs: How keep your players fresh

{Sponsored} The regular season can be exhausting for the best teams, but playoffs will really separate great teams from the good ones. The grueling postseason may require coaches to make many small adjustments — and some big ones — on the fly. He...


October 24, 2018

Winless Massachusetts HS football team makes playoffs

The Triton Regional High School football team didn't win a single game this season, but that didn't keep the Vikings from the state playoffs. Triton finished the regular season 0-7 and was outscored 248-42. However, the Vikings played a tough sch...


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...