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October 8th, 2017

The Student-Athlete Balance

In high school athletics, we coach student-athletes—and the implication is that they are students first. What happens when being both a student and an athlete creates a time conflict? Read More...

October 7th, 2017

Fun, Effective Practices

Practice is meant to make players better, but this doesn’t happen automatically. Making training both fun and effective starts with organization. Before each practice, take some time to plan out what to focus on and how to provide your athletes with as many opportunities to get better as possible. Read More...

September 30th, 2017

Working with your Athletic Trainer

For a successful collaboration, it is important to understand the roles you and your athletic trainer each play. You both care about the athletes, but you deal with different aspects of their participation. The following are some considerations for developing and maintaining a good working relationship. Read More...

September 30th, 2017

Coaching the Opposite Gender

Many of the keys to coaching are universal, but when it comes to coaching athletes of the opposite gender there are some extra considerations to keep in mind. Whether you’re a male coaching females, or a female coaching males, it’s important to be aware of respecting boundaries and understanding what is appropriate behavior. Read More...

September 23rd, 2017

Turning it Around

Enterprise (Utah) High School was struggling with declining interest in its football program. Participation had dropped off, and the squad had compiled losing records three of its last four years. Last fall, new head coach Andy Messersmith figured out how to re-energize the program—in a big way. Read More...


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