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November 12th, 2016

SMART Goals

For many coaches, goal-setting is a crucial part of getting athletes to improve and succeed. But to be effective, coaches need to do much more than ask players where they need to improve or tell them you plan to win more games. Consider implementing this "SMART" goal process to get your athletes on the right track. Read More...

November 5th, 2016

Identifying the Right Captain for Your Team

Serving as a captain is a big responsibility, so it’s important to choose the right student-athlete for the job. The most effective captain isn’t always the most vocal or demonstrative athlete on your roster, and you won’t necessarily find the best captain by looking only at your seniors or at who is most popular, either. So how do you identify a great captain? Read More...

November 5th, 2016

Four Ways to Keep Your Athletes Healthy

Athletes are often pushed to their physical limits in order to build muscle and condition themselves for competition. All of these gains are lost, however, if the athlete gets injured. In order to keep your athletes healthy and performing at their highest level, consider following these four guidelines. Read More...

October 29th, 2016

Prioritizing Athlete Autonomy

Young athletes need to take ownership over their decisions in order to mature and grow into a successful adult. Yet, this can be difficult for athletes who are constantly conditioned to follow instructions and work within a set routine. That is why Highland Park (Texas) High School Head Girl’s Soccer Coach Stewart Brown makes sure that his players are given autonomy. Read More...

October 29th, 2016

Embracing The Media

Ed Terwilliger served as Head Football Coach at Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, for 24 years before retiring in 2015, and his teams always got a good deal of media coverage. He says the key with reporters is to take a professional approach. Understand that their job is to analyze your team’s performance and that their criticism is not personal. When there is controversy, explain your decisions and then let it go. Read More...

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