November 6, 2017

11 reasons for creating a competitive cauldron

Looking to develop your athletes into relentless competitors? Invest the time to create your own “Competitive Cauldron.” Originated by legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and perfected by 20-time national champion U...

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

8 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'...

October 10, 2017

The six commitments of great coaches

I once read an article that examined the six leadership commitments of five-time NBA champion head coach Gregg Popovich. Because he has been so successful, I thought I'd share the tips and put my own spin on how these help coaches. 1. Understand wha...

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September 28, 2017

USA Football ‘Adopt a League’ initiative helps programs after natural disasters

From USA Football USA Football, in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, today introduced its “Adopt a League” program. The initiative identifies youth and scholastic football programs that have been adversely affected by the three stor...

September 28, 2017

La. school threatens punishment for athletes who don’t stand for National Anthem

A Louisiana school on Thursday dispatched a memo to student-athletes and parents, threatening punishment for athletes who do not stand for the National Anthem. Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith released a statement Wednesday, saying that ...

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 13, 2017

Building positive relationships with sports parents

Every coach goes through it. There is a disgruntled father in the stands, or you receive an email laced with complaints from a concerned mother. It only takes one or two parents thinking about your program in a negative light for that sentiment t...