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June 12th, 2016

Communication Key to Coaching

Because successful communication with your players is so crucial, it pays to understand how to properly utilize all of the various forms of communication: verbal, visual and physical. Coaches need to utilize all three forms—and understand the nuances of each in order to select the right method for a specific situation. Read More...

June 11th, 2016

Two Different Sides to Coaching

Coaches have to manage a balancing act. At certain times, when times are tough or performance is lagging, they need to show toughness. Then other times, they need to display compassion and empathy. To be successful, coaches must display both qualities in working with their players. Read More...

June 5th, 2016

Helping Hand

A high school coach should play a critical role in creating the opportunity for an athlete to play in college if he or she is hoping to do so—and if it’s a realistic possibility given the athlete’s skill set and mental make-up. You can provide valuable assistance to enable your college-bound choose the school that will provide the best overall experience. Read More...

June 5th, 2016

Nothing Beats Hard Work

It’s a coach’s dream—leading a team that outworks every opponent it plays. Hard work is the hallmark of a successful season, and it usually doesn’t happen without a great deal of planning by the coach. Here are ways that coaches can foster the culture of hard work among team members. Read More...

May 29th, 2016

Turning it Around

Head Coach Sean Sandora guided the Dundalk (Md.) High School program to its first state championship appearance. With a heightened focus on offseason strength training and a hands-on approach with players, the 33-year-old coach is methodically building his program and developing his athletes into college-bound leaders. Read More...