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Coach Communication Guidelines Self-Assessment [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

1. Messages should be direct. Coaches who are weak on this quality avoid straightforward, direct communication. Their athletes may not know where they stand. These coaches...... Continue

Aiming to end Pay to Play and Play to Win [ARTICLE]

by Soccer America on

The USA is the strongest nation on earth; nobody questions this fact. The USA is a melting pot of races and ethnicities that produces the best overall athletes in the world; nobody questions this fact...... 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

New Rules For U.S. Youth Soccer Leagues Aim to Reduce Concussions [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

One of the hottest topics in sports right now is concussions. As more research is being done, people are finding out how serious a concussion can be, and how often they actually occur. Parents and organizations are stepping up to ensure their...... Continue

Dealing With Downward Spirals [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

During a long, competitive league season, teams can be on an upward spiral, experiencing good achievement and momentum; they can be on a plateau, seeing little progress or decline; or they can be in a downward spiral, dealing with an accumulation...... Continue

Can You Develop Pure Goal Scorers? [ARTICLE]

by NSCAA on

I am not sure that I have ever met a coach who said: "my team is unbelievable at finishing and we score consistently game in and game out." If that's you, congratulations. You can stop reading. For the rest of us coaches, scoring consistently...... Continue

Develop Players Not Positions [ARTICLE]

by Keep the Ball on

It always worries me when a 9 or 10 year old player tells me they are a full back – by no means am I demeaning full back as a position, but why would a young player that is being developed skilfully and has their whole career in front of them...... Continue

What Makes a Successful Season? [ARTICLE]

by NSCAA on

After my 2005 season at the University of Wisconsin Rock County, a Division Ill junior college, I thought I had a pretty good idea. We had a record of 13-4, with three of those losses coming against the same team, all by one goal. Records were set...... Continue

Practice Planning for Success on the Field and Beyond [ARTICLE]

by UC Irvine Sports on

How much time is a coach willing to invest in preparing his or her practice? Coaches in general across the board must be ready to plan a practice that is effective, fun, and full of action for the players. Do you have what you need for practice?... Continue