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January 18, 2019

Classroom-based training for your team

{Sponsored} The offseason is the ideal time to do some classroom-based teaching and discussion-leading with your team to be sure you’re on the same page about everything from injuries and concussions to expectations and more. Besides just restin...


January 10, 2019

Dabo Swinney named 2018 Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant Coach of the Year

Coach Dabo Swinney took home the title of the college football Coach of the Year at the American Heart Association's 33rd annual Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards on Wednesday. Swinney is the first coach in the Bryant Awards history to win the award three t...


January 7, 2019

USA Football announces new ‘Advanced Tackling System’

From USA Football USA Football announced today the launch of its Advanced Tackling System. Developed in conjunction with international, multisport tackling expert Richie Gray, coaches implementing its innovative techniques may teach, break down an...


football players during Anthem
January 1, 2019

Coach Throwback: All I really need to know, I learned in football

Throughout the year, Coach & Athletic Director will go back 25 years to share some of our best articles from 1994. The publication, formerly Scholastic Coach magazine, is closing in on 89 years of production. What better way to celebrate our long...


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...