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September 3rd, 2016

Staying The Course

The competitive season can be overwhelming for a head coach, and sometimes things don't go as planned. How do you get through a year when none of your strategies seem to work, injuries pile up, and the losses outpace the wins by a wide margin? Two coaches offer a perspective that can help you get through these tough times. Read More...

August 27th, 2016

A Coach’s Role on the Health Care Team

As a coach you are likely to be involved in each portion of the athletic health care relay—prevention, recognition and first aid care, assessment and treatment, and rehabilitation. Basically, the legal system supports the theory that a coach’s primary role is to minimize the risk of injury to the athletes under the coach’s supervision. This encompasses a variety of duties. Read More...

August 20th, 2016

Stay in Your Lane

Assistant coaches are critical to your team’s success. But if they’re overstepping their bounds and focusing on the wrong thing, they can hinder your team’s progress. Here are ways to make sure your assistant coaches know their role and are making a positive impact on your program. Read More...

August 13th, 2016

Every Athlete Has Potential

Nothing makes a coach more proud than to watch one of his or her athletes, who struggled at the start of the season, improve dramatically. Sometimes, it’s tempting to give up on a young person who seems to have two left feet. But, in reality, every child can be physically competent. Read More...

August 13th, 2016

Finding and Building Coachable Athletes

Coaches spend considerable time and energy trying to find, and build, coachable athletes because they are eager to learn, fun to work with, and in the case of team sports they make their teammates better. Consider this lis as characteristics to look for in your efforts to develop coachable athletes. Read More...