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Team Sports Strategies

October 30, 2014

Parents brawl gets teams banned from youth football playoffs

We’ve heard of football teams being banned after players fight on the field — in fact, we wrote about it last week — but here’s a story where parents are the ones to blame.Two Washington youth football teams are finished for the season after pare...


October 29, 2014

Rival football team forfeits division title in wake of shooting

The Marysville-Pilchuck High School football team was supposed to play for its league championship last Friday, but a deadly school shooting earlier the same day made it impossible.Football could wait.But instead of rescheduling the game, conference ...


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The value of student-athlete evaluations

Jason Adkins, head soccer coach at Smithson Valley High School (Texas), talks about why coaches should provide players with written evaluations....


October 29, 2014

Team hazing allegedly included ’waterboarding’

Hazing allegations have ended another high school football team’s season, this time in Pennsylvania.The Intelligencer reports that the Central Bucks West High School football team has been suspended following allegations of “waterboarding” and oth...


October 29, 2014

10 steps to resurrect a problematic program

If you find yourself faced with the daunting task of resuscitating and resurrecting a problematic program, you obviously have a big challenge on your hands. You likely need to make some major overhauls to your program’s talent, culture, attitude, co...


October 15, 2014

Mentoring your group of coaches

Since mentoring has never been a generic art form, there are several things you may want to consider when implementing or restructuring a mentoring program for your coaches.It must fit into the structure and culture of your program, school, and commu...


October 15, 2014

Sayreville football parent discusses details of ’hazing’ incidents

Last week, we posted news about a New Jersey high school that cancelled its entire football season over hazing allegations. Some questioned why it was necessary to go to such an extreme, but now we may know why.NJ.com posted a story days later sourci...


October 15, 2014

Michigan athletic association wants more influence in middle school sports

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) wants to become more involved in junior high and middle school sports to “create more opportunities” for young athletes.The announcement came from the association’s executive director, Jack Rob...