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...

June 15, 2018

Strategies to coaching your sports parents

We all realize the need to coach our athletes, and I would be willing to bet that most of you have at least heard about coaching your coaches. It’s imperative though to remember the third aspect of our high school athletic programs when we talk ...

June 5, 2018

NHSACA Convention presents ‘special’ opportunity for coaches

Coaches have a special opportunity this summer to learn from some of the best minds in the team sports industry. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s National Convention will be held from June 25 to 27 in Sioux Falls, South Da...