coaching advice

July 26, 2022

The 2022 Coaches Survey Results

Referee shortages, the safety of players, staff, and personnel, and social media issues are just a few of the hot-button issues highlighted in our fourth annual Coaches Survey.  Back in 2018, Coach & Athletic Director began surveying high sch...


growth
June 2, 2022

How Do We Evaluate Growth in Coaches

An athletic director's role is one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities a person can have. Duties include scheduling, field maintenance, hiring coaches, managing facilities, upholding athletic codes, academic eligibility, budgets, trav...


June 1, 2022

Psych Safety — The Number One Area Coaches Need to Develop

If a coach only looks at their team through their own eyes, they may as well be wearing a blindfold. A coach’s vision alone will never provide the most important view. That comes through the eyes of the student-athletes — it has to. Only they ca...


connect
May 17, 2022

How to Better Connect With Your Athletes

What is coaching? Is it mentoring, instructing, and showing hungry athletes the best way to achieve their goals or is it allowing them to find their own way, offering guidance and support? It’s a combination of all these things and more. It’s a w...


unscoutable
January 5, 2022

How to be Unscoutable to Opposing Basketball Teams

One aspect of coaching I always loved was scouting and game planning. Not the hours or the late-night trips to watch an opponent. But the putting together of the game plan was a fun challenge for me. It was like putting the pieces of a puzzle togethe...


excel
January 4, 2022

Holding Athletes Back to Excel in HS Sports is a Growing Trend

A recent article from the Evansville Courier & Press discussed the growing trend of parents holding back their student-athletes in an effort for them to mature more, and therefore, excel in his or her sport of choice. The article's author, Gor...


barbell
December 20, 2021

Building a Culture of Trust through the Barbell Back Squat

On fourth and one, with the game on the line, the stronger team has an advantage. Anyone who has been in that situation knows that what matters goes beyond physical strength. Strength of mind, and the strength of bonds between teammates, often determ...


practice
December 20, 2021

Maximizing the Individual Practice Periods

Among players and coaches, the consensus seems that their favorite period of practice is team-oriented. Most practices are geared towards team and group work — inside run, seven-on-seven, routes versus air, and special teams. With practice being ti...