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7 Characteristics of the Relationship-Driven Coach [ARTICLE]

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Pro sports organizations value coaches who build relationships and demand accountability from every player on their teams. Pete Carroll, head coach of the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks, is a prime example of a coach who isn't afraid to...... Continue

Building a Program with Fundamentals - Jerry Kill - University of Minnesota [ARTICLE]

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I am one of the few guys at this level that started out exactly as you are. I started coaching high school football in the state of Oklahoma 28 years ago. From there, I went on to be the head coach at Webb City High School in Missouri. I was...... Continue

Shrug Off Predictability with Formation Adjustments, Not Checks [ARTICLE]

by American Football Monthly on

Offensive coaches, now more than ever, are using non-traditional sets to gain an advantage on the defense. Football has always been a game of numbers, leverage and angles. Offenses are constantly adjusting their formations and schemes to gain...... Continue

Organization in the Year Round Program [ARTICLE]

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Syracuse has an enrollment of 2000 students. We play in a league where the schools are in the 2000-2400 student population size. The powerhouse in our league is Bingham High School. Their enrollment is around 2350 students. We beat them on the way...... Continue

Efficient Use of Practice Time [ARTICLE]

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Two short years ago, I was an assistant coach. When I was an assistant coach, I was the smartest coach in the country. I was always the smartest coach in our meeting room. I was not the head coach, and I said things like, "I would...... Continue

Mental Thoughts Steve Spavital [ARTICLE]


I was a defensive coordinator for most of my career and developed a mindset full of passion with the purpose of having a great defense. Once I became a Head Coach I realized that I needed to redirect my mindset to benefit the success of the entire...... Continue

New SAT Grading Scale Released for NCAA and NAIA Initial Eligibility [ARTICLE]


In the spring of 2016, the SAT rolled out a newly formatted exam. As a result, both the NCAA and NAIA recently released revised SAT minimum score requirements, which...... Continue

Motivating the Modern Athlete [ARTICLE]

by Dr. Marty Durden, Athletic Director - Presbyterian School - Houston, TX on

Today's athlete is different from years past. The much-publicized generation Y student-athletes (1980's-1999) have moved through college. Generation Z is...... Continue

Team Winning Thoughts [ARTICLE]

by Nike 2015 Coach of the Year Clinics Football Manual on

Thank you. My goal when I am presenting at one of these clinics is to give you something you can take back home with you that you can use. That is my goal here tonight. I will start out with a just a few minutes on some basic goals...... Continue

Leadership Strategies: In Need of a New Direction [ARTICLE]

by American Football Monthly on

Coaching staffs should not expect seniors to lead simply based on their age. So, the ultimate goal of our program became to build better men, to help them to grow individually, and eventually teach them how to lead other young men. The result...... Continue