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July 30, 2018

Coaching certification: making a big impact on coaches and players

{Sponsored} Former athletic director Michael Krueger pushed his staff to always defer to best practices, promoting safety and the latest research in the field of football coaching. His coaches were able to use common terminology, learn technical a...


July 30, 2018

Video Replay: Hooking Players on Practice

{Sponsored} Every new generation learns differently than the last; it is imperative that coaches utilize strategies that will reach their students in order to have the biggest impact. However, coaching does not seem to evolve as fast in most sports. ...


July 25, 2018

How heat acclimatization guidelines have made a difference

In 2009, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) spearheaded a task force that developed the Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics. David Csillan, a NATA member who...


July 24, 2018

Texas referees say verbal abuse is forcing them from profession

A survey found that 80 percent of Texas high school football referees who left the profession in 2017 did so because of the constant verbal abuse that's thrown their way. The survey, released earlier this month, was conducted by the Texas Associat...


July 18, 2018

Building Relationships, Building Muscles

{Sponsored} Coaches are unique among other teachers. Coaches get to influence players’ skills on and off the football field. They teach life lessons other faculty may not have the opportunity to teach. Coaches forge their student-athletes with a se...


July 16, 2018

Fixing your football team

During my 23 years coaching football, I’ve had the chance to turn around two losing programs. Both had several commonalities that contributed to their lack of success. Here are 15 of them that all football programs should avoid. 1. Too many offens...


July 13, 2018

5 strategies for small schools to succeed against bigger programs

In 2015, a statewide reclassification in Georgia forced us to either compete in class A or to make the leap to AAA. With an upper school enrollment of nearly 450 students, we would compete against schools with nearly 1,100 kids. For many reasons, in...


July 5, 2018

‘Clarity of Purpose’

Montana Tech coach's philosophy of understanding can help teams move forward As a coach, my mind is constantly on my craft. During the season, I’ll awake in the middle of the night with an idea, making sure to write it down before I go back to sle...


June 14, 2018

Study: More than 80% of kids downplay, hide sports injuries

A new study conducted by the Auckland University of Technology Sports Performance Research Institute in New Zealand found that more than 80 percent of kids downplay or hide injuries suffered while playing sports. Researchers surveyed 262 boys and...


June 5, 2018

Riddell, Peyton Manning team up to offer equipment grants

Riddell today announced the launch of its annual Smarter Football initiative. Special for the fourth season of the program, Riddell and brand ambassador and strategic advisor Peyton Manning teamed up to unveil "18 in 18," inviting teams to apply fo...