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7 coaching phrases we all heard growing up that are on their way to...

Every so often, it's beneficial to look back on the landscape and schemes dominating football and reflect on how things have changed over the years. Schemes can be both innovative and cyclical, rule changes crop...

4 pieces of advice that coaches can share with players who are considering quitting

Every year coaches walk the halls of their school, the streets of their town, and the aisles of their grocery stores and end up crossing paths with someone who decided to either quit the...

9 things that a successful strength program instills in players

With the summer off season now upon us, many programs are entering a critical period of their development. The investment that individuals decide to make in the weight room in the coming weeks and months will decide...

11 signs you are TRULY ready to become a head coach

Go to any coaching convention and it quickly dawns on you just how many guys there are vying for the handful of head coaching jobs that are out there. Sure, some guys are happy...

6 signs you’re in the coaching profession for all the right reasons

The coaching profession is full of quality people, the majority of which decide to pursue coaching not to get rich, or with a vision to lead an FBS program to a national championship one...

9 traits you should be focusing on to climb in the coaching profession

Late last week, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly pulled back the curtain and explained how he evaluates his coaching staff. That got my wheels turning on how coaches are being evaluated on a daily...

9 ways you and your staff can become better coaches before fall camp

That long stretch between spring practices coming to an end and the beginning of fall camp is just about upon us, so I decided to take a look at how we all can become...

3 effective ways to deal with parents who “want to talk” about their kid’s...

It happens to every head coach, often multiple times in a season. For head coaches it starts with a call, email, or text from a parent "wanting to talk" about their child's playing time. It's not...

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