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coaching

October 2, 2009

How to Work with Someone You Don’t Like

No matter how positive, enthusiastic, fair and conscientious you are, you may have to work with a few individuals who cause you problems. They could be naysayers, complainers, backstabbers, overbearing ... well, you get the idea.While we all would pr...


October 2, 2009

Helping Whenever It Is Needed!

Athletes, coaches, administrators, booster clubs, and even teachers within the school building are often called upon for help.Such requests are quite normal and usually make us feel that we should do our best to pitch in and help.It is not a simple-m...


October 2, 2009

Help with the Recruiting Process

PRINT EMAIL Perhaps due to the escalating costs of a college education or simply a desire to help their child, more parents than ever are seeking help with the college athletic recruiting process.While the high school coach should continue to play an...


October 2, 2009

For Better Organization

PRINT EMAIL The athletic directors in Baltimore County were recently given a new responsibility that lengthened their schedule by approximately 20 hours.It wasn’t anything extraordinary. The allocation of extra duties happens frequently in athl...


September 23, 2009

Game Planning vs. the Run

The prevailing goal among defensive coordinators is to make the opponent one-dimensional. Whether the offense is known as a throwing offense, running offense, or a 50/50 balanced offense, the defense’s first consideration should be to stop the ...


September 21, 2009

A Beam of Light

Frank Beamer’s vision that Virginia Tech would one day become a national contender has come.COACH: We know you were born in Mt. Airy, NC, and grew up in Hillsville, VA. What was your childhood like?BEAMER: I actually grew up on a farm in Fancy ...


September 21, 2009

’State’ of the Art

Bolstered by two consecutive national championships, Chuck Martin has helped solidify Grand Valley’s status as the elite football program in Division II.Interview by Charlie PattonCOACH: Growing up in Park Forest, IL and graduating at Rich East...