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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...


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August 16, 2019

USA Football’s Development Model teaches how to be an athlete first

Reimagining something spurs inspired thought and action. It requires creative, innovative thinking to make something new or evolve it for the better. Reimagining the fitness and fun of our country’s favorite sport is the Football Development ...


July 25, 2019

Drew Brees tells kids ‘play as many sports as you can’

Becoming an NFL quarterback required more than just playing football as a young athlete. That was Drew Brees's message to youth football players last week in southern California. The 12-time Pro Bowler was helping to kick off his Football ‘N’ ...


July 22, 2019

Improving Player Safety and Reducing Concussions — Beyond the Gear

{Sponsored} Football is a sport mired in debates about safety — especially given the ever-changing concussion prevention recommendations. New gear promises to reduce the risk of concussion or other head trauma, but it is apparent that coaches need ...


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July 17, 2019

Study: Rugby-style tackling may have lower force of impact than football style

From the American Academy of Neurology The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college athletes released Tuesday. The study will be pre...


July 17, 2019

Win more games with the Atavus Tackle System

https://youtu.be/Bni-xQqyH8w Gain an edge with the Atavus Tackle System, an approach built around a shoulder-led technique that increases player safety and improves performance. See better defensive results by using a proven technique focused on s...


June 10, 2019

Non-football workouts perfect for summer

{Sponsored} When the weather heats up, the last thing student-athletes want to do is gear up for football. There are certainly more warm-weather-friendly workouts that will benefit players and allow them to choose when and where they get their exerci...


June 10, 2019

Keeping players’ good habits built during the school year

{Sponsored} Summer is the time when good habits are often derailed. That’s why it’s important to get your team on board by keeping up the good habits made during football season, so next season doesn’t begin as a struggle. Accountability partne...


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May 17, 2019

Nebraska to use replay in high school football title games

Nebraska will begin using replay reviews in high school football championship games beginning next season. [caption id="attachment_16017" align="alignright" width="240"] Photo: Brian Cantoni[/caption] The Nebraska School Activities Association ...