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coaching

February 20, 2018

How do I become a coach?

Experienced coaches and athletic directors offer their tips for getting started So, you want to become a coach? Ask those with experience leading teams, and they’ll tell you it’s one of the most rewarding jobs available. Billy Graham once...


February 18, 2018

Machinery and mechanisms of speed improvement

Speed training protocols are widely varied and sometimes conflicting. One thing you can be assured of, however, is that they are high on every coach’s priority list. In my early coaching years, I read every piece of speed training literature...


February 8, 2018

Eight tips for coaching girls at all levels

The goal for coaches is to win games and turn athletes into quality people. But there may come a time when you're asked to adjust your style to accommodate the opposite gender or coach a group of athletes you may not be familiar with. For some...


February 6, 2018

How can you make this a year to remember?

Strategies to challenge yourself and your team to take the next step forward I want to challenge you to answer and, more importantly, act on a question that will make a major difference in your life. After all, it’s the kind and quality of que...


January 29, 2018

Wisconsin HS coach resigns after being confronted by parents

A Wisconsin high school basketball coach abruptly stepped down on Sunday, just days after he was allegedly confronted at a bar by parents who weren't happy about the team's play. John Mielke, who coached the Appleton East High School boys team, w...


January 18, 2018

A.D.ministration: Planning for the preseason parents meeting

The concept and use of preseason parents meetings has been used by athletic administrators and coaches for many years. You might already use a scheduled evening to educate, communicate and connect with the parents of your athletes. But are you using ...


January 16, 2018

Minnesota HS basketball coach resigns over abuse from parents

A Minnesota high school basketball coach this week announced his resignation, saying the abuse from parents has become too much to handle. [caption id="attachment_15685" align="alignright" width="260"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Brainerd Hi...


January 8, 2018

9 effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75 percent of their time teaching the sport to their players, and the other 25 percent of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. The problem is that many coaches...