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September 20, 2018

Arena video boards benefit CCHS curriculum

[caption id="attachment_26938" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Teca Maxwell, Sportable Scoreboards’ marketing manager for Score Rewards, presents $1,000 check inside Rocket Arena to Crittenden County High School student Skyler James, and systems e...


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...


June 18, 2018

Cutting-edge video technology boosts connections with parents, fans

{Sponsored} In many schools and clubs, it’s not uncommon to see a parent or volunteer behind a camera or tablet recording games. But oftentimes, it can be difficult and unreliable to find someone willing to give up their time to record video, p...


April 30, 2018

Coach certification is vital to schools

In most professions, individuals must meet high standards and earn a certification or license. This includes lawyers, medical doctors, plumbers and truck drivers. In education, teachers have to earn an instructional certificate in their subject ma...


February 8, 2018

Eight tips for coaching girls at all levels

The goal for coaches is to win games and turn athletes into quality people. But there may come a time when you're asked to adjust your style to accommodate the opposite gender or coach a group of athletes you may not be familiar with. For some...


January 8, 2018

9 effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75 percent of their time teaching the sport to their players, and the other 25 percent of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. The problem is that many coaches...


December 31, 2017

Track, volleyball most popular sports among U.S. high school girls

Nearly 500,000 high school girls participated in track and field during the 2016-17 school year, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' annual survey.  ...


December 14, 2017

3 strategies to build confidence in your athletes

It would be nice if we could hack into the brains of our athletes and instill confidence when it's needed. But since we can't, it's our duty as coaches to do everything we can to encourage them and build that confidence over time. Here are three ...


October 18, 2017

Four principles to make your team ‘lucky’

Maybe not frequently, but often enough I’ll have a conversation with a parent, an opposing coach, or even a player that invokes the word luck in relation to a volleyball match. Comments like, “Boy, you were lucky Sally stepped up when Suzie wasn...


July 31, 2017

Volleyball: Creating competitive game-like drills

The best drill to teach passing is one where you pass-set-hit; the best drill to teach setting is one where you pass-set-hit; and the best drill teach hitting is to pass-set-hit. Those words, attributed to former national team coach Marv Dunphy, imp...