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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...


January 13, 2014

The Philosophy of Drills: 23 rules to guide practices

Every team must practice to prepare for their games. And what takes place in practice can and will make the difference in whether that team fails or succeeds. It's likely that a large portion of each of these practices will consist of fundamental dr...


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Finding Space for Every Sport

Sponsored By:Finding Space for Every SportTom Truttschel, head girls lacrosse coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), says that finding practice space in a program as large as Arrowhead’s presents challenges and discusses how they mana...


July 11, 2012

Seven steps to create real consequences in practice

All of us, if we’ve coached long enough, have seen players who practice well and play badly. It might have been a pitcher with pinpoint control and overwhelming speed, who suddenly can’t hit the backstop and has lost speed in a championship game....


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Linfield College: Lineman

Linfield College has a history of success. The football program boasts 56 years of consecutive winning seasons. In this video, Joseph Smith, head coach of Linfield College, talks about what he expects from his offensive linemen....


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Linfield College: Special Teams

Linfield College has a history of success. The football program boasts 56 years of consecutive winning seasons. In this video, head coach, Joseph Smith, talks about how he prepares his Special Teams players....