April 24, 2018

Coaches need to give and guide

Coaches need to give and guide, not command and correct. This weekend, one of my coaches shared a great article with me written by Tim Elmore concerning one of my favorite topics: coaching style. [caption id="attachment_26141" align="alignleft"...

April 12, 2018

Mobile Equipment Storage Equals More Time Coaching

{Sponsored} Students shuffle into the gear room one at a time to grab their bulky pads and helmets. The equipment assistant sighs. At this rate, it’ll be at least 20 minutes until everyone has gear and heads out to the football field. Then they’l...

April 2, 2018

How to implement and enforce team rules

In this interview with sports psychologist Jack Stark, who formerly worked with the University of Nebraska athletic department, he addresses the best ways to organize and implement team rules. How are team rules best structured?  First, all p...

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March 29, 2018

Coaches share locker room motivation methods

When former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr got ready to address his team one final time, the one thing he avoided was saying anything about himself: "I think the real challenge is that we’ve got to keep all the nostalgia and those type of things unt...

February 28, 2018

‘How to Coach Girls:’ Developing team chemistry

The following is an excerpt from “How to Coach Girls,” written by Mia Wenjen and Alison Foley. Foley is the head women’s soccer coach at Boston College, where she has led her teams to the postseason during 13 consecutive seasons. Wenjen is an e...

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...