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coaching

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...


January 2, 2018

Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy found OC through internet search

Do the best where you are, because someone is always watching.  [caption id="attachment_19195" align="alignright" width="215"] Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy.[/caption] That's common rhetoric in coaching, and it turns out it mig...


January 2, 2018

Five signs you might be a weak coach

As I’m sure all of you can attest, coaching is about more than just coaching. You must be on top of your athletes’ grades, venture out into the campus community, serve on various committees, and be an administrative assistant to make sure all...


November 7, 2017

Creating a social media policy for athletes

When I began my career as an athletic administrator almost 25 years ago, armed with my IBM Selectric II typewriter and a telephone in my office, the only reference to social media might have involved articles in the hometown newspaper or coverage...