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https://youtu.be/Bni-xQqyH8w Gain an edge with the Atavus Tackle System, an approach built around a shoulder-led technique that increases player safety and improves performance. See better defensive results by using a proven technique focused on skill acquisition and retention. Visit atavus.com to learn more. (Sponsored)... continue »


Kennedy High School (Iowa) Athletic Director Aaron Stecker discusses what qualities he looks for when hiring new coaches into his program. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvb_GdDyJMc[/embed]... continue »


Coaches at Kennedy High School (Iowa) discuss the district's no-cut policy and the challenges it creates within their programs. https://youtu.be/e_LfeRe6f5k... continue »


Kennedy High School (Iowa) coaches talk about how they get buy-in from new players who join their programs. https://youtu.be/NCaHWxSd_FQ... continue »


Think it can be tough to coach high school sports? You're not alone. Watch Kennedy High School (Iowa) coaches discuss some of the greatest challenges of their jobs. https://youtu.be/SvUigQmHeac... continue »


Coaches at Kennedy High School (Iowa) talk about why they believe it's important to preach multi-sport participation to student-athletes. https://youtu.be/e2iiMoYDe7A... continue »


There are seemingly hundreds of unique methods coaches use to choose captains for their respective programs. Listen to coaches at Kennedy (Iowa) High School describe their strategies. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjSyCGViDG4[/embed]... continue »


Kennedy High School (Iowa) head football coach Brian White talks about team unity and how an idea from Kansas State University helped strengthen the players' commitment. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ4gxZxnICg[/embed]... continue »


Jason Adkins, head soccer coach at Smithson Valley High School (Texas), talks about the value in having disciplined players who are accountable for their actions. ... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, talks about having non-teacher coaches embrace the "teacher mentality." ... continue »


https://youtu.be/mQuDXhiEjYE Charles Welde, wide receivers coach at Victor Valley College in California, talks about why coaches and athletes must be careful about what they post on social networks.... continue »


https://youtu.be/XgEINI4Kews Charles Welde, wide receivers coach at Victor Valley College in California, discusses locker room culture and what coaches should do to maintain positivity within the team.... continue »


https://youtu.be/UJc-wxNVHlM Charles Welde, wide receivers coach at Victor Valley College in California, offers tips on how high school athletes can create a highlight film that's going to get noticed by college coaches.... continue »


https://youtu.be/X0id391UXgo Charles Welde, wide receivers coach at Victor Valley College in California, talks about "making yourself valuable" and how coaches can climb the ladder to reach their career goals.... continue »


https://youtu.be/YYfPeDb2hKs Charles Welde, wide receivers football coach at Victor Valley College in California, talks about teaching players to become team leaders.... continue »


Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, discusses how coaches and athletic administrators should go about hiring assistant coaches for individual teams.... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, discusses why it's important that coaches and athletic administrators work together when hiring assistant coaches. ... continue »


Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, discusses how athletic administrators can overcome the challenges of having to be everywhere at once, supporting all of their programs equally.... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, talks about common mistakes athletic directors make during the hiring process of a new coach.... continue »


Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, talks about considerations athletic directors must have when hiring coaches that aren't teachers.... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, talks about the challenges with non-teacher coaches in our athletic programs.... continue »


As the father of 3 children and a veteran performance coach, Stronger Team’s Alan Stein has seen the good, the bad and the ugly from parents of high school basketball players. This video shares some constructive guidelines to help moms and dads truly enjoy the experience of having a child who plays high school sports.While this video is directed towards the parents of high school age players... continue »


Jason Adkins, head soccer coach at Smithson Valley High School (Texas), discusses the challenges in running a team with a large number of athletes.... continue »


Rockford High School (Michigan) girls lacrosse coach Mike Emery discusses the types of certifications and other education young lacrosse coaches must acquire. ... continue »


Rockford High School (Michigan) Athletic Director Tim Erickson talks about how coaches in his department make a point to involve parents instead of pushing them away.... continue »


Rockford High School (Rockford, Michigan) boys basketball coach Nick Allen gives advice for anyone following in the footsteps of a successful coach in their respective sports.  ... continue »


Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.) football coach Ralph Munger discusses playing time within his program and how he’s able to avoid conflicts.  ... continue »


David Hoch, a retired athletic administrator with 16 years of experience, talks about sport specialization and how coaches can encourage student-athletes to participate in multiple programs.... continue »


Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.) boys and girls soccer coach Steve Thomas offers his thoughts on coaching two varsity teams and how he manages his time.... continue »


Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.) girls track coach Randy Vanderveen talks about balancing his roles with the track team and as defensive coordinator for the school’s football team.... continue »


David Hoch, a retired athletic administrator with 16 years of experience, discusses methods for diffusing sticky situations with hostile parents.  ... continue »


Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.) boys water polo coach Dave McWatters talks about the approach coaches must take when leading a sport you have never played yourself.  ... continue »


Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.) girls track coach Randy Vanderveen discusses the challenges in getting athletes to participate in multiple sports.  ... continue »


Sponsored By: Building Trust With Support and Understanding The Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) head girls lacrosse coach Sue Haviland says that being a teacher and coach allows her (and her co-workers) to be more in-touch with student-athletes. The bonds they form and an open line of communication allow them to accommodate and understand their athletes off the court, building more trus... continue »


Sponsored By: The Time to Make Changes in Your Program Vince Mancuso, head baseball coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about the process of implementing changes into the baseball program. It's best to wait for the offseason to implement major changes.  ... continue »


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 manage the "space" obstacle. ... continue »


Sponsored By:Getting Student-Athletes to Stay Involved While InjuredThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) works with athletes while they are injured to keep them involved, as junior Devin Daher (two-sport athlete) relates from his experience.... continue »


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=887mK17otQ4Sponsored By:Defining Your Mission as a CoachJinelle Siergiej, head girls hockey coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), explains what she sees as her mission as a coach—to create better young individuals on and off the ice.... continue »


Sponsored By:Ways to Open Communication With ParentsSt. Anthony Village (Minneapolis, Minn.) football coach and dean of students Todd Niklaus believes in honest and open communication with parents, and tells us ways in which he goes about keeping those lines open.... continue »


Sponsored By:Passion for Academics and AthleticsSt. Anthony Village (Minneapolis) athletics and activities assistant Summer Minnich believes the high grade point averages among student-athletes can be attributed to their passion for athletics translating to a passion in the classroom.... continue »


Sponsored By:Success Comes From Strong Coaching StaffSteve Kostka, head girls track coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about how the strength of the school’s coaching staff has helped the overall success of the program.... continue »


Sponsored By:Teacher by Day, Coach by NightJennifer Pollnow, girls swim coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), finds that many of the things she does as a teacher apply to her role as a coach.... continue »


Sponsored By:Finding A Team For Every AthleteThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) boys soccer coach Bob Bristol says that their no-cut policy is about including every student-athlete that wants to be involved, and placing them on a team that matches their skill level as well.... continue »


Sponsored By:New Cross Country Runners Get The Attention They NeedCurt Kaczor, girls cross country coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about how his coaching staff splits up responsibilities to ensure that newer runners get the attention they need early on.... continue »


Sponsored By:Lacrosse’s Growing PopularityTom Truttschel, head girls lacrosse coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), is proud to be coaching a sport that is growing more each year and enjoys sharing his passion for lacrosse with individuals new to the sport.... continue »


Sponsored By:Maintaining The Balance Between Academics & AthleticsThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) maintains a good balance between academics and athletics by having everyone on the same page, says Upper School Head Gerald Buhaly.... continue »


Sponsored By:Talent Development And Feeder ProgramsVince Mancuso, head baseball coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about the availability of feeder programs and how talent is developed for the baseball team.... continue »


Sponsored By:Small School ChallengesWith Athletic ParticipationThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) girls lacrosse coach Sue Haviland discusses the limited pool of athletes a small school encounters when looking for students to join their teams, and how the coaches work together to allow student-athletes as many opportunities as possible without taking them away from one another.... continue »


Sponsored By:Managing A High Volume Of AthletesChris Herriot, boys track coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about how his staff manages a high volume of athletes. The goal is to make sure every athlete on the team competes in at least one meet a week.... continue »


Sponsored By:Agree On A Common PhilosophySteve Kostka, head girls track coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), shares how he came to the decision to define goals and create a common philosophy the staff and team shares.... continue »


Sponsored By:Emphasizing "Team" AccomplishmentsSt. Anthony Village (Minneapolis, Minn.) head football coach/dean of students Todd Niklaus wants his athletes to focus on the team’s accomplishments versus individual stats, going hand-in-hand with the school’s Character Education lessons.... continue »


Sponsored By:Overcoming The Challenges Of Today’s EconomyKevin Flegner, activities director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), gives his perspective as an A.D. in a struggling economy.... continue »


Sponsored By:Teaching Selflessness Through Community ServiceVista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, Calif.) head football coach Coley Candaele believes strongly in the school’s commitment to community service, and believes that this type of charitable work helps teach his players about selflessness.... continue »


Sponsored By:Making Time For All Your CoachesKevin Flegner, activities director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), says that staying involved with the coaching staff is one of the most important things he can do as an A.D. to maintain a level of trust and open lines of communication.... continue »


Sponsored By:How The Overlake School Maintains A High Participation RateThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) maintains a high participation rate every year for several reasons, as head boys soccer coach Bob Bristol explains in the following video.... continue »


Sponsored By:Finding A Team For Every AthleteThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) head boys soccer coach Bob Bristol says that their no-cut policy is about including every student-athlete that wants to be involved, and placing them on a team that matches their skill level as well.... continue »


Sponsored By:Teacher By Day, Coach By NightJennifer Pollnow, head girls swim coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), finds that many of the things she does as a teacher apply to her role as a coach.... continue »


Vista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, California) promotes community on a daily basis. Bronco Bleacher Creatures Co-President Cody Pham says that spirit goes beyond just cheering for your team, and is a big part of the culture at Vista Murrieta. ... continue »


Sponsored By:Dedication To Both Education And AthleticsMike Watt, head boys hockey coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about how strong commitments to education and athletics create a unique environment at Arrowhead High School.... continue »


Sponsored By:The Secret To Running A Successful ProgramKevin Flegner, activities director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), provides his personal insight to what attributes he believes a person managing an athletic program should possess.... continue »


Sponsored By:Volunteers Are EssentialSt. Anthony Village High School (Minneapolis, Minn.) athletics and activities assistant Summer Minnich says program volunteers are a vital component in successfully running everything that takes place in athletics and activities at St. Anthony High School.... continue »


Vince Mancuso, Head Baseball Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), explains his process for managing the expectations of parents and athletes involved in the baseball program.More videos with Vince Mancuso:Upholding The Tradition Of A Retired ’Players’ Coach’ The Time To Make ChangesTalent Development And Feeder Programs Return to Arrowhead video series home page... continue »


Sponsored By:Baseball, Service & Life Lessons In The Dominican RepublicThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) had a community service project in which the baseball team, led by coach Mike Davidson, went to the Dominican Republic. Coach Davidson says this was an eye-opening experience for his athletes and one of the best moments in his coaching career.... continue »


Jay Hammes, the athletic director at Racine Horlick High School in Wisconsin, offers his take on how to keep your facilities, fans, players, coaches and administrators safe during an athletic event. In the second video, he urges athletic directors to consider instituting a plan for all spectators to show photo ID before entering a contest. Check out the videos and see if these ideas could work in ... continue »


Sponsored By:Defeat Complacency With AthletesThis three-video clip from Arrowhead boys swim coach Bob Jenkyns provides his take on overcoming complacency in high school athletes who already have achieved so much. Plus, he provides tips on getting the most from your coaching job.... continue »


Sponsored By:Igniting School Spirit With FundraisingKurt Ruth has seen his Bronco Bleacher Creature group grow from a smattering of students to more than 1,000 energetic representatives of Vista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, Calif.). He discusses the fundraising aspects of this group, where the money goes and why the group has been successful.... continue »


Racine Horlick High School (Wisconsin) athletic director Jay Hammes provides advice on his experiences in managing successful events.Coach And Athletic Director’s editor-in-chief Michael Austin interviewed Horlick at the 2012 NIAAA conference in San Antonio, Texas.... continue »


Racine Horlick High School (Wisconsin) athletic director Jay Hammes believes in more safety measures for creating safe, controlled events.Coach And Athletic Director’s editor-in-chief Michael Austin interviewed Horlick at the 2012 NIAAA conference in San Antonio, Texas. Racine Horlick High School (Wisconsin) athletic director Jay Hammes.... continue »


Sponsored By:Unite Staff With A Book ClubSt. Anthony Village (Minneapolis, Minnesota) athletics & activities director Troy Urdahl sees a great sense of community and growth in his coaching and advisory staff by being involved in the St. Anthony Book Club. The school was one of four recipients of the inaugural Interscholastic Sports Program Of Excellence, which was announced in the November/Dec... continue »


Sponsored By:A Strategy For Managing ParentsJinelle Siergiej, head girls hockey coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), shares her policy for communicating with parents. It’s a policy many athletic directors and coaches should look into instituting if they haven’t already.For more videos and online exclusives (sponsored by A4) about our complete program breakdown of Arrowhead ... continue »


Sponsored By:Baseball, Service & Life Lessons In The Dominican RepublicThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) is part of the inaugural class of the Interscholastic Program of Excellence from Coach And Athletic Director. One of the many reasons why The Overlake School won in the category for private schools with an enrollment less than 500 is its community service. Check out a video from baseball... continue »


Sponsored By:Manage The Expectations Of Parents And AthletesKAs part of the extensive program overview feature we ran in the September issue of Coach And Athletic Director, we sat down with Vince Mancuso, the head baseball coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.). Mancuso explains his process for managing the expectations of parents and athletes involved in the baseball program.For more vid... continue »


Jennifer Pollnow, Head Girls Swim Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), created a unique 24-hour relay event 5 years ago after a former swimmer of hers died in a car accident.... continue »


Jennifer Pollnow, Head Girls Swim Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), finds that many of the things she does as a teacher apply to her role as a coach.... continue »


Vista Murrieta High School is a part of the inaugural class of the "Interscholastic Program of Excellence." Commissioned by Coach And Athletic Director, this program recognizes high school athletic programs that, through the efforts of their coaches and administrators, set the standard for integrity, sportsmanship and a positive overall experience for student-athletes.See the Award Presentation Ra... continue »


Vista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, California) has a variety of student groups and organizations. Sarah Benson (Commissioner of Women’s Athletics), Eric Speed (Commissioner of Men’s Athletics) and Sophia Chavez (Speaker of the Senate) talk about the value of being involved in this program and how they, as individuals, have grown through their involvement and commitment to the campus... continue »


Vista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, California) Athletic Director Ray Moore nominated the school’s program for the Program of Excellence Award as a way to measure themselves against other great programs in the nation. Winning the award was humbling, and reaffirmed his belief in the school’s values and dedication.... continue »


Ray Moore (Athletic Director)Vista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, California) Athletic Director Ray Moore believes that no student should just come to school and go home with no real sense of belonging. He wants the staff and students to work together and develop bonds that translate to positive relationships and encouragement beyond the classroom.... continue »


September 12, 2012—Vista Murrieta has valued itself on the four "A’s"- Academics, Activities, Athletics, and the Arts.On Wednesday, the school was honored for excellence in each. Vista Murrieta received the National Interscholastic Program of Excellence Award from Coach and Athletic Director magazine.It’s an award of merit not based on wins and losses but what student athletes do in ... continue »


Sponsored By:Increasing Your Participation RatesMary Institute and Country Day School (St. Louis, Mo.) is part of the inaugural Coach And Athletic Director Interscholastic Program Of Excellence class. Director of Athletics Don Maurer explains how his school has achieved high participation rates in its program as well as having a strong number of multi-sport athletes.... continue »


Sponsored By:Coaching: Large Programs Vs. Small ProgramsTom Truttschel, Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), explains how coaching in a larger program is beneficial to his goals and success.... continue »


Tom Truttschel, Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), tells us about the traditionally strong student-athlete academic history that exists at Arrowhead.... continue »


Tom 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 manage the "space" obstacle.... continue »


Tom Truttschel, Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), is proud to be coaching a sport that is growing more each year and enjoys sharing his passion for lacrosse with individuals new to the sport.... continue »


Tom Truttschel, Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), explains how coaching in a larger program is beneficial to his goals and success.... continue »


Bob Jenkyns, Head Boys Swim Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), discusses how he keeps his team united, avoids complacency and strives to maintain a high level of talent year after year.... continue »


According to Chris Herriot, Head Boys Track Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), building team camaraderie in an individual sport like track and field can be a challenge. The coaching staff has adopted a very team-oriented way of selecting races for the runners. The runners themselves don’t get to pick and choose every event they are going to run in every meet.... continue »


Chris Herriot, Head Boys Track Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about how his staff manages a high volume of athletes. The goal is to make sure every athlete on the team competes in at least one meet a week.... continue »


Chris Herriot, Head Boys Track Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about the importance of the athletic department in lending a helping hand to host big races.... continue »


Chris Herriot, Head Boys Track Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), relies on the help of assistant coaches to make sure all team members receive attention.... continue »


Steve Kostka, Head Girls Track Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about how the strength of the school’s coaching staff has helped the overall success of the program.... continue »


Steve Kostka, Head Girls Track Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), explains how the school has succeeded in making the track program ‘cool’ to be in. That success has grown the girls track team to close to 200 members and the boys team consistently over 200 members.... continue »


Steve Kostka, Head Girls Track Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), shares how he came to the decision to define goals and create a common philosophy the staff and team shares.... continue »


Craig Haase, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), is thankful for the opportunity to coach at Arrowhead for many reasons, including the staff, hard-working athletes and being an Arrowhead alumnus.... continue »


Craig Haase, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), provides advice for up-and-coming coaches based on his years of experience.... continue »


Craig Haase, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), tells us how he prevents complacency amid the program’s continued success.... continue »