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 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...

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...

December 4, 2017

‘Four years is not enough’

“Four years is not enough.” That’s not a comment in regards to the political landscape but an anonymous response from one of our football seniors in his exit survey. Several of the questions were open ended: What did you enjoy most? W...

November 14, 2017

Marist College drops ‘Shooter’ as mascot name

Marist College's sports mascot is no longer known as "Shooter," a change made last month in light of mass shootings throughout the nation. The college, roughly 80 miles north of New York City, made the switch with little publicity. But Director of...

October 12, 2017

10 most innovative game-changing products for 2017

Technology is changing the face of the sports industry. Helmet sensors and modifications have improved player safety, and advanced scouting software helps coaches identify even the smallest advantages for victory. Coach & Athletic Director’s...

April 26, 2017

North Dakota passes bill allowing student-led prayer at games

The North Dakota legislature has passed a bill that allows student-athletes to lead their teams in prayer at the state's public and private schools. Prayer at high school games has become hot-button issue in recent years, especially in states like...

February 14, 2017

Poll: Does your school offer leadership training for athletes?

In January, Coach & Athletic Director asked coaches if their school offered a program to help develop leadership in athletes — captains council, leadership club, etc. Just one-third said that their school has such a program. Here are the co...