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December 13, 2016

Poll: How do coaches choose team captains?

In November, Coach & Athletic Director asked coaches how they choose captains with their respective teams — do coaches or players pick? Here are the results along with some comments. • Most years it's a coaches pick. There have been a han...


December 13, 2016

Why observation is critical to improving players and coaches

This past offseason, the San Diego Padres named Andy Green their new manager. To those outside of the baseball fraternity, and to many who are a part of it, the collective reaction was more of a “who?” than a “wow!” Shortly after the annou...


September 28, 2016

N.Y. association names Earth Networks official weather information provider

Earth Networks has announced that it has been named the "official weather information provider" by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). As a result, Earth Networks’ popular WeatherBug app will be exclusively promo...


September 22, 2016

Ivy League proposes rule to limit recruiting before junior year

From The Ivy League The Ivy League has proposed NCAA legislation to allow prospective student-athletes more time in the recruiting process to make the decision of where to attend college. “The pressure on prospective student-athletes to commit to...


July 7, 2016

Study: Athletes don’t see initiation rituals as hazing

Team initiation activities are often recognized publicly as bullying or hazing, but most athletes don't see it that way, researchers say. According to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, researchers reviewed PubMed, Google Scholar, ...


June 14, 2016

Poll: Coaches split on running as punishment for athletes

In May, Coach & Athletic Director asked readers whether they believe that running — suicides, laps, etc. — is an effective form of punishment for athletes. Here are the results of the poll along with some comments from coaches. • I feel...


June 9, 2016

Pro athletes discuss how sleep is critical to performance

[caption id="attachment_16009" align="alignleft" width="229"] NBA star Kevin Durant is one of many pro athletes who believe sleep is critical to performance and recovery. | Photo: Keith Allison[/caption] Never underestimate the power of sleep, esp...


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March 15, 2016

Study: Age difference not a factor in concussion recovery

From the National Athletic Trainers' Association At the seventh Youth Sports Safety Summit on Tuesday, leading health care experts released a new study — “Age Differences in Recovery After Sport-Related Concussion: A Comparison of High School...