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coaches

August 3, 2018

A Coach’s Influence: Using undistracted time with athletes

Coaching in the 21st century has its challenges. On an almost daily basis, articles are published about a coach who is worn out by the pressure of winning or beaten up by complaints about playing time. Despite the pressures that assail coaches, these...


June 24, 2018

Dear athletic directors: Show appreciation to your coaches

For seven years, we’ve surveyed athletic directors asking about the greatest challenges in their programs. And for seven years, one of the top answers has been retaining high-quality coaches. It’s a problem with no clear answer, but the only way ...


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 26, 2018

What makes good coaches great?

Results from Coach & Athletic Director’s annual State of the Industry survey, published in our January edition, again revealed that finding qualified coaches is a major problem for athletic directors. So, how do you find the best people to lea...


November 30, 2017

22 must-read books for coaches, athletic directors

Books are great resources to teach coaches and athletic administrators about philosophy, leadership and team building. We regularly speak with athletic administrators who assign books to their coaching staffs, or coaches who require that their captai...


August 2, 2017

Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis offers advice for parents, athletes

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis believes it's healthy for athletes to feel pressure when competing in sports — as long as the pressure is not coming from parents. [caption id="attachment_24540" align="alignright" width="242"] Photo vi...


May 11, 2017

HS basketball referees will now stop play for misconduct warnings

Beginning next season, high school basketball referees will stop games to give misconduct warnings to coaches and other personnel who are unruly. The National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee made the...


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What do you look for when hiring a new coach?

Kennedy High School (Iowa) Athletic Director Aaron Stecker discusses what qualities he looks for when hiring new coaches into his program. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvb_GdDyJMc[/embed]...