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coaching

teams
November 24, 2020

How Strength Coaches Lift Teams to Championship Goals

“Teams are only as strong as its weakest link.” It is one of the most overused cliches in sports despite its accuracy. But what about a team’s strongest link – meaning, their fittest? As the strength and conditioning field has evolved thro...


athletes
November 19, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Calloused Hands, Bloody Knuckles & a Fire in your Heart

As with most of you, I’ve derived a lot of the motivation for my life from family members. In my family, the main source of inspiration was my grandfather, Gabriel. Stern, stubborn, and strong as an ox in many ways, he was a card-carrying advocate ...


coach
October 22, 2020

Soccer Coach Faces Child Sex Charge

An Ohio soccer coach and teacher at West Branch (OH) High School has been indicted on charges of sexual contact with a child, according to a report from the Salem News. Matthew Thomas, 50, was indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition — ...


hudl
October 20, 2020

Rapid Review: Hudl Sideline Software Allows for Real-Time Review

Scouting has been synonymous with football at every level so long as the game’s existed. Legendary careers have been built out of football scouting, an ever-evolving field that continues to change at warp speed with technological advances in the...


athletes
October 14, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Love, Trust, & Respect

Love, Trust, and Respect — This segment is being written on June 21st, Father’s Day. A day rightfully reserved for honor and gratitude to dad, and those who fill the void when needed — mentors, teachers, other family members, and anyone who cho...


streaming
October 7, 2020

Remote Viewing: Turning to Streaming Services for Athletics

School has been underway at Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska, since August 10, and the athletic administration prepared for the start of the fall sports season as close to normal as possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Most distric...


student-athletes
October 2, 2020

Preparing Student-Athletes For College

After seven years in student-athlete development at a Power 5 school, I’ve seen many students walk on to campus for the first time. A few of these were able to compete for playing time as freshmen. But even fewer were fully ready for the new world ...


ihsa
September 2, 2020

IHSA Offers Guidance on Contact Days

Football will not be played in the fall for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), but the state's high school governing body has offered guidance on "contact days" for high-risk sports like football. According to a report from WAND NBC-17, ...