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Mentorship Month

January is Mentorship Month. The topic wouldn’t have a designated month if it wasn’t important, but you probably already knew that. More than likely you’ve had one or a handful of great mentors in your life. You are now at a mentor crossroads in your life. You are in an influential position to dramatically change the…

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Impakt Playbook

3 Ways to Improve Player Reaction

Let’s face it. You can talk until you are blue, or more likely, red, in the face and your players still aren’t retaining half of what you’ve said. For those of you who are educators, the same could be said for most classrooms. These three simple routines will make significant strides with player retention, and therefore, reaction…

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Future of Coaching Education

Written by Coach Fisher, a guest blogger, Texas football coach and administrator of #txhsfbchat Traditionally football coaches have the opportunity to attend clinics in the Spring and Summer to learn from coaches at the top of their profession and network with coaches across the state. These clinics can offer insight into what has made these…

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Youth football for coaches

4 Steps to Build a Successful Youth Feeder Program

High school programs that have vibrant community youth programs are more advanced than those without. To most coaches, that is no big surprise. The reason why is not as apparent. Some believe it is because good athletes get exposed to soccer and other sports at an early age and never develop a motivation to play football. Other…

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Three essential ingredients to get your players in the weight room (even when you aren’t around!)

Like many of you, I’ve coached at all different levels. I’ve worked with top collegiate athletes to speed up their release and I’ve taught 2nd grade flag footballers how to wipe their nose on their sleeve.  Despite the different situations, I’ve faced a common challenge. “How the hell do I get __________(insert any name) to…

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My feeling towards my computer at the time

Free me from “coaching” so I can COACH!

Nine  years ago I  made the decision to follow my passion. I was going to leave my 9 to 5 (more like 7 to 6 most days!).  I was making the leap from a great paying job so that I could give back. My reward was going to be making a difference. I was going…

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Video: Coach Pulls Entire Defense Off The Field

Trailing 50-49 with just minutes remaining, Bunker Hill (Claremont, N.C.) was stopped on fourth down. With no timeouts remaining for Bunker Hill, it seemed like St. Stephens (Hickory, N.C.) would hang on for a one-point victory. That’s when things got a little crazy last Friday in a western North Carolina showdown between Catawba County rivals.…

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Chocolate Milk Refuels Muscles After Workout

Fat-free chocolate milk beat out carbohydrate sports drinks at helping to rebuild and refuel muscles after exercise, researchers report. The combination of carbohydrates and protein in low-fat chocolate milk appears to be “just right” for refueling weary muscles, says William Lunn, PhD, an exercise scientist at the University of Connecticut. “It’s not just a dessert…

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Game Day Play Sheet Organization

I get at least an email a week, many more than that once we get to the summer, asking for a sample of my Game Day Play Sheet; therefore, I thought I would put it up here. By: Chris Fore Play Sheets, Play Call Sheets, Game Day Card, whatever you call them are so personal.…

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