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...

January 29, 2017

6 steps to stop hazing on your team

"We never meant for it to end up like this ..." "We all had too much to drink and no one was thinking clearly ..." "The seniors initiated us when we were freshmen, so we were just keeping the tradition going ..." "We were just trying to buil...

December 20, 2016

Dutch study: Artificial turf fields are safe for athletes

A new report published by a Dutch public health organization says that artificial turf fields are safe for athletes. The study was conducted by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. In recent years, fears over the chemica...

December 18, 2016

Creating a pipeline of team leaders

Just as you must analyze, recruit, develop and replace your team’s physical talent, you must also do the same with your team leaders. Most coaches are familiar with depth charts. These help you stay on top of your team by visually seeing your pe...

November 30, 2016

Recycled rubber, turf industries adopting new safety standards

Leading members of the recycled rubber and synthetic turf industries today announced that they are jointly cooperating to ensure all synthetic turf and playground infills meet new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) toy standards for he...

November 15, 2016

Coaches share how they would handle Anthem protests

In October, Coach & Athletic Director asked coaches how they would react if their team or players said they wanted to stage a protest during the National Anthem. In the survey, 7.3% of coaches said they had already been approached by one of thei...

July 15, 2016

Pac-12 pledges $3.9M to fund athlete health, wellness projects

From the Pac-12 As a part of the Pac-12’s Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Grant Program, the Conference selected seven research projects to fund this year, it announced this week. The research projects will explore important student-athlet...

July 11, 2016

The four stages of achieving perfect team chemistry

While chemistry class is not required for most coaches, it's typically one of the most important subjects to comprehend. One of the best ways to build team chemistry is to have a clear understanding of the typical stages of team development. M...