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coaching

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 ...


June 27, 2018

9 coaching strategies to turnaround a failing program

Losing happens. Sometimes, losing happens too often and for too long, whether it’s over the course of a season or several years. Overcoming a losing season or a losing program can be a tremendous challenge for some coaches. If you have been charged...


June 21, 2018

2018 Coaches Report: Relationships with supervisors

For seven years, Coach & Athletic Director has published a report examining high school sports through the eyes of the athletic director. The success of our annual State of the Industry survey, and the insight it has provided athletic administrat...


June 15, 2018

Michigan parent charged after slashing coach’s tires

A Michigan father is facing charges after he was caught on video slashing the tires of his son's basketball coach during a game last season. According to WXYZ in Detroit, Gary Maudin was seen on video on his way to the coach's car during a game be...