coaching football

June 10, 2019

Keeping players’ good habits built during the school year

{Sponsored} Summer is the time when good habits are often derailed. That’s why it’s important to get your team on board by keeping up the good habits made during football season, so next season doesn’t begin as a struggle. Accountability partne...

usa football national conference
February 27, 2019

Recap: The 2019 USA Football National Conference

The USA Football National Conference is one of the premier educational opportunities for football coaches at the youth and high school levels. Coach & Athletic Director attended the February event and was fortunate to have the opportunity to list...

lakewood coach L.J. Clark
November 26, 2018

Fighting for a Future

In 2017, a funding crisis nearly cost Lakewood (N.J.) High School its entire athletic program. When some sports were saved, the Piners football program was left struggling to survive. [caption id="attachment_27222" align="aligncenter" width="489"] P...

October 5, 2018

How statistics can improve workouts — not just game day

You’re keeping track of statistics. You probably have an assistant on the bench tracking everything: gains, sacks, turnovers, passing yards, plus score and everything in between. Figuring out how to take these stats, analyze them and use them to in...

October 5, 2018

Effective strategies for team evaluation

Some coaches rely only upon intuition when it comes to making decisions for their team. However, data and direct feedback can be crucial to make sure intuitive decisions align with the team’s success. Similarly, many coaches rate players on speed, ...

July 18, 2018

Building Relationships, Building Muscles

{Sponsored} Coaches are unique among other teachers. Coaches get to influence players’ skills on and off the football field. They teach life lessons other faculty may not have the opportunity to teach. Coaches forge their student-athletes with a se...

July 16, 2018

Fixing your football team

During my 23 years coaching football, I’ve had the chance to turn around two losing programs. Both had several commonalities that contributed to their lack of success. Here are 15 of them that all football programs should avoid. 1. Too many offens...

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...