coaching

Game scheduling basics for coaches, athletic administrators

What’s so hard about scheduling games? The phone rings and you simply plug in the first, second, and third teams that call. You’re done in a jiffy... READ MORE »

Delivering criticism to athletes

I recently asked a group of coaches to give me their main challenges with athletes. Almost immediately, the majority of coaches agreed they see many a... READ MORE »

A letter to communicate your philosophy to parents

Basketball programs must effectively communicate to parents as a way to avoid altercations or disagreements during the season. Coach Mike Bailey, who ... READ MORE »

10 tips for breaking zone defense

This article looks at offensive concepts against the zone defense. Rather than provide specific plays or actions to run, I want to look at certain con... READ MORE »

Michigan HS basketball ‘Coach of the Year’ resigns over parents

A Michigan high school basketball coach, who earlier this year was named best coach in his class, has resigned. And he calls parents the No. 1 reason ... READ MORE »

Study highlights pressure kids face in youth sports

A new study examining youth sports takes a close look at the pressure kids face and how it contributes to declining participation. Yellowbrick in ... READ MORE »

Iowa State coach warns recruits about profane tweets

A coach with Iowa State's football program is warning recruits to watch what they say on social media. DK McDonald, the team's defensive backs coa... READ MORE »

11 myths about free-throw shooting

College teams average about 68 percent and professional players are all the way up to a whopping 72 percent. That means that there is only about a ... READ MORE »

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Get running with the secondary break

When your team is a fast-breaking team, it's critical for your players to run the break automatically without being told to "run!" Even when the prima... READ MORE »

Calif. School District Requires Athletes to Sign Social Media Contract

In an effort to curb cyberbullying, the Lodi Unified School District in Stockton, Calif., is requiring its high school students to sign a social media... READ MORE »


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