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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...

October 22nd, 2016

Managing Assistant Coaches

Managing your assistant coaches takes thought, planning, and effort—especially once the season is in full swing— but it pays big dividends. The better job you do, the smoother things will go and the more your assistants will grow and develop Read More...

October 22nd, 2016

Axing Anxiety

It's not unusual for today's athletes to suffer from performance anxiety. Here's a look at how one athlete learned to calm nerves in the face of competition. As a coach, you have the opportunity to provide the same guidance to your athletes. Read More...

October 15th, 2016

The Right Range

There is a high degree of tension in the muscles of a well-trained athlete. That is what makes them explosive. Because this is the make-up of well-trained athletes, they often are in danger of “pulling a muscle." The question is, how do you prevent this from happening? First, you have to establish a safe range of motion (ROM). ROM refers to the ability of the athlete to reach full extension of a joint and its supporting musculature. Read More...

October 15th, 2016

Talking Points

Postgame speeches can be a challenge for young coaches. Especially after a loss, frustrations can run high, and it can be hard to bite your tongue. That can be dangerous, as coaches have been criticized for inappropriate postgame speeches. But there are ways to ensure that your speech is not only appropriate, but also beneficial for your players Read More...