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coaching

January 18, 2018

A.D.ministration: Planning for the preseason parents meeting

The concept and use of preseason parents meetings has been used by athletic administrators and coaches for many years. You might already use a scheduled evening to educate, communicate and connect with the parents of your athletes. But are you using ...


January 16, 2018

Minnesota HS basketball coach resigns over abuse from parents

A Minnesota high school basketball coach this week announced his resignation, saying the abuse from parents has become too much to handle. [caption id="attachment_15685" align="alignright" width="260"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Brainerd Hi...


January 8, 2018

Nine effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75 percent of their time teaching the sport to their players, and the other 25 percent of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. The problem is that many coaches...


January 2, 2018

Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy found OC through internet search

Do the best where you are, because someone is always watching.  [caption id="attachment_19195" align="alignright" width="215"] Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy.[/caption] That's common rhetoric in coaching, and it turns out it mig...


January 2, 2018

Five signs you might be a weak coach

As I’m sure all of you can attest, coaching is about more than just coaching. You must be on top of your athletes’ grades, venture out into the campus community, serve on various committees, and be an administrative assistant to make sure all...


November 7, 2017

Creating a social media policy for athletes

When I began my career as an athletic administrator almost 25 years ago, armed with my IBM Selectric II typewriter and a telephone in my office, the only reference to social media might have involved articles in the hometown newspaper or coverage...


November 1, 2017

Ohio high school football coach resigns over parent threats

An Ohio high school football coach who resigned this week cited repeated attacks from parents and other community members as one of the reasons. Middletown High School head football coach Lance Engleka just finished his second season with the team...


October 20, 2017

Eight keys to coaching Millennial athletes

Are today's athletes different than years past? Do you at times feel a little disconnected from the current generation? If you are like many coaches, teachers and parents, you sense that today's generation is a bit different. Fortunately, you don'...