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The challenges of a ‘no-cut policy’ in athletics

Coaches at Kennedy High School (Iowa) discuss the district's no-cut policy and the challenges it creates within their programs. https://youtu.be/e_LfeRe6f5k...


April 19, 2017

Iowa State coach warns recruits about profane tweets

A coach with Iowa State's football program is warning recruits to watch what they say on social media. DK McDonald, the team's defensive backs coach, took to Twitter recently to say that the university walked away from a recruiting target after s...


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Getting buy-in from new athletes

Kennedy High School (Iowa) coaches talk about how they get buy-in from new players who join their programs. https://youtu.be/NCaHWxSd_FQ...


December 20, 2016

Dutch study: Artificial turf fields are safe for athletes

A new report published by a Dutch public health organization says that artificial turf fields are safe for athletes. The study was conducted by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. In recent years, fears over the chemica...


May 2, 2016

Creating a post-competition analysis sheet for your players

Do you wonder what your athletes think about following a contest? Depending on their commitment, confidence and competitiveness levels, your athletes’ responses will run the gamut. While the competitors on your team take your losses to heart ...


January 14, 2016

The importance of trust between coaches and athletes

Because trust is such a critical component of peak performance, coaches and athletes must continually look to build and maintain it. Trust is the ultimate goal of all peak performance training. Whether it’s an individual athlete attempting to pe...


July 13, 2015

10 strategies to help coaches and athletes defeat adversity

It’s frustrating for athletes when they’re running on fumes, feeling like they have nothing more to give and that no matter what they do there is nothing left to push past a seemingly insurmountable wall. They can feel hopelessness, discouragemen...


May 21, 2015

Survey: 46% of readers support athletes bypassing college for pros

In April, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether they believed that high school athletes should be allowed to bypass college for the pros. Most agreed they should, but here are the complete results along with some of the responses. •...