Red Sox Andrew Benintendi
April 8, 2019

Practice with a purpose

Challenging your players to create a competitive atmosphere outside of just games [caption id="attachment_27801" align="aligncenter" width="495"] Photo: Arturo Pardavila III, Flickr[/caption] It’s a hot summer day, and you just finished mowing ...

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....

July 22, 2016

Study: Limits on football practice contact making a big difference

Limiting contact during high school football practices was undoubtedly going to reduce head-impact exposure for athletes, but we were unsure just how much. Now, we finally have an idea. [caption id="attachment_14682" align="alignright" width="...

June 7, 2016

Florida limits live contact during HS football practices

Florida's athletic association announced Monday new limits on how much contact high school football teams can have during their practices. According to a statement from the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), live contact will be lim...

May 2, 2016

Creating a post-competition analysis sheet for your players

Do you wonder what your athletes think about following a contest? Depending on their commitment, confidence and competitiveness levels, your athletes’ responses will run the gamut. While the competitors on your team take your losses to heart ...

August 19, 2015

Wisconsin football practice concussions on the decline

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin shows the state's new rules for high school football practices are making a difference in decreasing the number of concussions. [caption id="attachment_13808" align="alignright" width="316"] Wiscon...

June 16, 2015

Illinois approves contact restrictions for high school football

The Illinois High School Association has approved new rules beginning with the upcoming football season that will limit the number of hours and days each week that a team can have live contact during full-pad practices. During the season, teams wi...

April 28, 2014

Illinois High School Football Undergoing Changes

From the Chicago TribuneIllinois high school football players will not be allowed to tackle during offseason football practices starting this summer, but some coaches worry that dialing back contact could lead to more danger for young athletes.The mo...