It’s important to push athletes, but coaches also have a responsibility to do so in a safe way. During his time at Villanova, basketball strength coach John Shackleton has learned to walk the line between hard work and overtraining. He has learned lessons along the way that can help any coach.
The negatives of sports specialization are well known and highly publicized within scholastic sports circles. One of the ongoing missions of football coaches today is to continue to promote the benefits of high school student athletes being “multi-sport athletes.”
Wilson Sporting Goods has unveiled their new Wilson X Connected Football, an affordable way to track key quarterback metrics. Making use of bluetooth and smart phone technologies, the Wilson X Connected Football detects velocity, distance, spiral efficiency, spin rate and whether a pass was caught or dropped.
The AAE (Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co.) Portable Multi-Purpose Tower provides football programs with an ideal perspective for taking practice/game day videos or elevating coaches to observe and drill the team.
Football players sweat, there is no getting around it. The harder athletes work, the more they sweat and the stronger the odor in the locker room becomes. While there is no escaping a good healthy sweat, football programs are not helpless to combat the negative effects that comes with it. Several companies around the country are making strides in the area of odor elimination, and SCENTURION® has become a leader in the market, with cutting edge technology that sets them apart.
Since the beginning of the game, there have been coaches from all different walks of life who have carved out a place in football history. There is no one mold which is the ideal type of coach, and no two books better illustrate this than these new biographies about two unique and profoundly different football coaches.
The Legend Fitness Reverse Back Extension is a versatile piece of weight room equipment designed to provide athletes with selectorized posterior chain training.
Over the past five years, synthetic playing fields have become the trend as the synthetic surface market has exploded. To meet that growing need, ProGrass has developed a rapidly growing line of synthetic fields called the XtremeTurf…
University of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban is fresh off of winning his fourth National Title with the Crimson Tide, but his influence is much farther reaching than the state of Alabama. This summer Saban teamed up with retired Alabama Assistant Head Coach Joe Pendry and Florida State University Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, and his Assistant Head Coach Rick Trickett, to make a big impact on their home state of West Virginia, after severe flooding threatened to shut down the football season for several local schools…
Whether you’re coaching a power back who muscles the ball across the goal line or an ankle-breaking open-field specialist making defenders miss, you’ll improve their game with this great new book by Tim Horton, running backs coach at Auburn University.
Woven into the context of football are four basic principles demonstrating the primacy of personal character in the life of a football coach. Here are several of the most important decisions a man must make to sustain a long and successful coaching career.
Max-testing has long been a staple of football programs at every level. Often, the first order of business every pre-season is to have all the athletes prove their physical ability through a series of movement and lift tests. Athletes prove their hard work over the offseason, demonstrate their various strengths to coaches, and build a common culture of teamwork and dedication. Maxing is something of a tradition, but is it really a valuable tool?
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