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How One Coach Led a High School Football Program Out of a Hazing Scandal and into the State Championship

At the end of a game, each team receives a designation: winner or loser. It's the basis of sports, and most coaches don't give the labeling process mu...

What Makes a Great Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach

Volunteers are often the backbone of youth soccer clubs. For clubs relying on volunteer coaches, finding the right balance of enthusiasm, positivis...

How I Squandered a Season by Failing to Create a Team Culture (and What I Do Differently Now)

Matt Richards is head men's basketball coach, as well as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Athletics, at Southern Maine Community College. He...

Coaches Can Maximize the Impact of Their Feedback by Saying Less

Swedish psychologist Anders Ericsson said that deliberate practice (meaning practice that maximizes learning) requires certain elements. One of those ...

Why You Shouldn't Wait Until Your Junior Year of High School to Get Serious About College Sports

One of the most significant advantages I had when it came to NCAA recruiting was having parents who were forward thinking. I have a brother who's t...

Questions You Should Ask a College Coach on the Phone

We focus so much on what to say or do to make a good impression with coaches, it can be hard to remember that every conversation with a college co...

How Can Coaches Elicit Greater Effort From Their Players?

In sports, there's no substitute for great effort. It doesn't matter how talented you are—if you don't play hard, you won't win very often. Al...

Athlete Benchmarks: How Much Weight Should You Lift?

How much do you bench? This is probably the first thing you'll get asked when you talk about working out. But the million-dollar question is, how m...

Brad Stevens Reveals the Coaching Tactic That Helps His Players 'Soar'

Brad Stevens is a basketball mastermind. His ability to help a team become greater than the sum of its parts is what every coach aspires to. At ...

Told a Player Something 'A Hundred Times' And They Still Don't Get It? Time To Re-Think Your Coaching

Coaching can be difficult. Very difficult. Coaches want to help athletes reach their full potential and accomplish great things individually and...

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