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May 21, 2018

Win Your Players Over with Unique Fundraising Ideas

{Sponsored} Getting your players involved in fundraising takes more than handing them catalogs of things to sell. To get them engaged in fundraising requires unique ideas — things that will spark their interest and motivate them. Their enthusiasm f...


May 16, 2018

How an Illinois HS football program bounced back after hazing scandal

[caption id="attachment_26166" align="alignleft" width="550"] Photos: Nancy McGee[/caption] On a cold February day, Lake Zurich (Illinois) High School football coach Luke Mertens sits in the office of Athletic Director Andrew Lambert.  Asked t...


May 3, 2018

Illinois school district cuts tackle football at junior highs

Naperville School District 203 in northwestern Illinois will cut tackle football at all five of its junior high schools and replace it with flag football, the school announced. District officials said the schools are seeing a decline in participat...


April 27, 2018

29 of 32 NFL Draft first-round picks played multiple sports

An overwhelming number of players taken Thursday in the first round of the NFL Draft played multiple sports in high school, according to TrackingFootball.com. The NFL Draft kicked off in Texas with the Cleveland Browns taking Oklahoma quarterback ...


April 25, 2018

Texas adds instant replay to state football championships

Texas will begin using instant replay during the high school football state championships beginning with the 2018 season. The University Interscholastic League (UIL) plays football by NCAA rules, and each year the UIL reviews exceptions to NCAA fo...


April 24, 2018

Preparing for the Season: Recruiting and Retaining Coaches

{Sponsored} Losing members of the coaching staff is a challenge every head coach faces. It may happen in waves, or perhaps just one coordinator leaves; when this happens, the whole staff is impacted. Dynamics change; assistants or coordinators take o...


April 17, 2018

NFL, NFLPA ban 10 helmet models after lab testing

The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) on Monday announced the results of an annual laboratory study to assess the performance of football helmets worn by NFL players. Based on the results of this study and the opinions of the biomechanic...


April 9, 2018

Coach & A.D. throwback: John Madden’s ball control passing game

Coach & Athletic Director is in its 87th year, and occasionally we like to take a look back and share some material from our archives. One of our football clinics in the early 1970s featured John Madden, a Hall of Fame NFL coach who won Super...


March 27, 2018

Associations form National High School Football Coaches Alliance

High school coaches associations spanning 37 states and USA Football today announced the formation of the National High School Football Coaches Alliance. This newly created alliance will foster frequent and meaningful collaboration between its member...


March 20, 2018

Atavus Sports chosen to provide tackling certification to Texas football coaches

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) have worked collaboratively to take an unprecedented step forward to make football a safer sport. In October 2017, the UIL Legislative Council pass...