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March 4, 2019

USA Football equipment grants available for 2019

Youth, middle school and high school football programs may apply now through March 13 for USA Football’s equipment grant program, offering $1.5 million in resources to benefit young athletes. USA Football is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee a...


February 28, 2019

Massachusetts bill aims to ban tackling in youth football

Massachusetts lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban tackle football statewide until the eighth grade. The bill was filed last month and has bipartisan support, though its too early to tell if that support is widespread throughout the leg...


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February 27, 2019

Recap: The 2019 USA Football National Conference

The USA Football National Conference is one of the premier educational opportunities for football coaches at the youth and high school levels. Coach & Athletic Director attended the February event and was fortunate to have the opportunity to list...


February 15, 2019

Focus on special teams: new conditioning moves to add to their workouts

{Sponsored} A coach must teach players to not only enjoy and excel at a sport, but also how to avoid injury while playing. Football players in particular are prone to a variety of injury types. During the offseason is an excellent time to work with y...


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February 13, 2019

Play clock, instant replay among NFHS rule changes for football

From the NFHS To establish a more consistent time period between downs in high school football, the play clock will start at 40 seconds instead of 25 seconds in many cases beginning with the 2019 season. This change was one of seven rules revis...


February 13, 2019

Reducing Time, Money and Stress for Turnkey Athletic Construction Projects

{Sponsored} When the Mexico Academy & Central School District (MACS) in northern New York launched the initiative to construct a new athletic stadium, they knew they’d face some unique hurdles. The timeline of this project was critical, espe...


February 7, 2019

A.D.ministration: Alleviating concerns over football safety

Concerns over safety and concussions may contribute to the decline in football participation. The issue of concussions and their long-range effects cannot or should not be easily dismissed. It’s an important topic for parents and athletes, and it...


February 4, 2019

More than 90% of Super Bowl LIII players were multisport athletes

More than 90 percent of the 106 players taking part in Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams were multisport athletes in high school, according to Tracking Football. [caption id="attachment_27424" align="alignright"...


January 21, 2019

Tennessee high school hires Trent Dilfer to coach football

Super Bowl winning quarterback Trent Dilfer will coach high school football next season, announcing last week that he's taking over the program at Lipscomb Academy in Tennessee. [caption id="attachment_27422" align="alignright" width="175"] Trent ...


January 18, 2019

Postseason R&R: Get ready for the preseason

{Sponsored} Before spring football starts, now is the perfect time to rest and recover after the season. It’s important to take care of everything from injuries to stress, and to work on things that fell by the wayside during the busyness of the se...