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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...

May 29th, 2016

Communication is Key to Building Trust

Coaches earn trust from their athletes by communicating openly and often. That's why it's important for coaches to have a clear and committed communications policy that uses both formal and informal methods. Read More...

May 22nd, 2016

The Top 15 Characteristics of Excellent Coaches

What makes for an excellent coach? What personal qualities do top coaches possess that separate them from the good coach? Top-flight coaches can be comprised of many stripes and can come from many places, but they all connect with their charges, they know how to make changes with their players, and they know how to get results. Read More...