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October 5, 2015

Observations after taking a year off from coaching basketball

After 21 years as a basketball coach, I was afforded the opportunity to take a season off. I remember a few years back one of my colleagues telling me that when you get out, “You will ask yourself ‘why did I do it so long?’ and think ‘I can...

October 2, 2015

Examining coach abuse in women’s basketball

Sports Illustrated today will release a six-page report titled "Abuse of Power," a look at the growing number of allegations that players were abused by their coaches. The two authors of that report on Thursday published a short piece on ra...
July 30, 2015

Calif. judge throws out coach’s lawsuit against parent

A lawsuit filed by a California high school basketball coach accusing a parent of libel has been dismissed, according to the Los Angeles Times. Westlake High School coach Robert Bloom filed the lawsuit last year after the parent of a former playe...

coach addressing team
July 23, 2015

Guidelines for effective postgame talks

While what you say to your team before a game is important to motivate, focus and inspire players, what you say after a game also plays a key role in your team's future success. I've seen some coaches do an excellent job of refocusing and motivati...

Tennis players can run as much as three miles per match, according to Runner's World. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
July 21, 2015

Mapping how far athletes run during competition

Unless we're talking about track or cross country, its difficult to map exactly how far athletes run during competition. Fortunately for us, today's technology is helping us solve that problem. [caption id="attachment_13463" align="alignright" wi...

July 20, 2015

Florida school aesthetically improves facilities

When your school is more than 50 years old, an occasional upgrade here and there is a necessity. That was the motivation behind recent improvements made at Boone High School (Orlando, Florida). Last year, Athletic Director Doug Patterson worked wi...

Louisiana high school sports officials are seeking raises in seven different sports.
July 9, 2015

Fight over pay for Louisiana officials jeopardizes fall sports

Louisiana high school sports officials are demanding more pay for their work, a fight that could jeopardize the fall sports season if a compromise is not reached. [caption id="attachment_9642" align="alignright" width="288"] Louisiana high school ...

Abby Wambach credits basketball with helping her become a better soccer player. | Photo: Noah Salzman, Wikimedia Commons
July 6, 2015

Multi-sport participation key for women’s World Cup champs

Add Abby Wambach to the growing list of athletes who credit multi-sport participation for helping them excel at their respective sport. [caption id="attachment_13235" align="alignright" width="234"] Abby Wambach credits basketball with helping...

June 29, 2015

Drills, exercises to help athletes across multiple sports

For many sports, it’s now time to plan your offseason development program. Your goal is to design a program that directs you toward your fall goals. When designing your offseason performance program, for example, basketball players want to inclu...

Wisconsin high school basketball games will be played in 18-minute halves during the 2015-16 season. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
June 25, 2015

Wisconsin adopting 18-minute halves for prep basketball

Wisconsin high school basketball teams will play 18-minute halves during the upcoming season, the state athletic association announced Thursday. [caption id="attachment_13172" align="alignright" width="316"] Wisconsin high school basketball games...