coaching staff

March 19, 2018

The role of assistant coaches

A characteristic of good athletic programs is that they have great assistant coaches on all levels. Assistants play a vital role in a team’s success. There were certain qualities I looked for in assistants, and it’s imperative to have a meetin...

September 25, 2017

Staying in the game: Keys to longevity in coaching

Retaining qualified coaches is a constant battle for athletic directors, and turnover has become a regular part of the school year. Each state, division or league has a dean of coaches who has been in their position for decades. However, this tends ...

September 26, 2012

Follow heat-acclimatization guidelines

Pushing athletes too hard in preseason practices is a recipe for disaster By Brendon P. McDermott, PhD, ATC, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga If there was a pill that offered your athletes protection against heat illness, and increased thei...

September 26, 2012

Productive practices start with a purposeful warmup

All sports are better served by preparing the body and mind for movement Prior to beginning any workout, practice or game, it's important that players go through a proper warmup. Jumping right into a high-intensity activity may increase the chan...

September 26, 2012

Differentiating between junk and useful research

Be prepared to answer your athletes' questions about the latest nutrition fads Miracle supplement or snake oil? A revolutionary new eating plan or a fad diet? Thanks to the internet, finding accurate sports nutrition information should be easi...


Kostka: Success Comes Out Of Strong Coaching Staff

Steve Kostka, Head Girls Track Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about how the strength of the school’s coaching staff has helped the overall success of the program....