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coaching

September 7, 2018

N.J. football coach fired after leaving profane voicemail with parent of former player

A New Jersey football coach was fired from his high school job today after leaving a profanity-laced voicemail with the parent of a former player on his youth team. In the message, the coach threatens to blitz his defense on every single play until "...


August 29, 2018

6 steps to mastering tough conversations

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said, "Confrontation is simply meeting the truth head on." Whether it’s with an employee, a colleague a spouse or one of your children, tough conversations are something all of us have to have, but non...


August 16, 2018

6 strategies to breakthrough to ‘elite’ status

[caption id="attachment_26757" align="aligncenter" width="488"] Photo: Saquon Stimpson, Wikimedia Commons[/caption] What are the keys to helping your team breakthrough to the elite level? Being privileged to work with dozens of teams that have mad...


August 6, 2018

N.M. school board squashes parent code of conduct plan

The Santa Fe (New Mexico) Board of Education rejected a plan that would have allowed its schools to punish student-athletes for their parents' behavior at sporting events. Last month, member schools voted to give the New Mexico Activities Associat...


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...


July 13, 2018

5 strategies for small schools to succeed against bigger programs

In 2015, a statewide reclassification in Georgia forced us to either compete in class A or to make the leap to AAA. With an upper school enrollment of nearly 450 students, we would compete against schools with nearly 1,100 kids. For many reasons, in...


July 9, 2018

How to consistently perform your best during practice, competition

Let’s look at the idea of “when it matters most.” In essence, it all matters. If you think about the days and hours you spend practicing, chances are the time spent training and preparing far outweighs the time spent in competitive performance....


June 28, 2018

Study: Helicopter parents make life harder for children

Helicopter parents hovering over their child's every move may actually be making life harder on their kids — not easier. A new study published in Developmental Psychology found that over-controlling parents can lead to a child's inability to ...