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Athletic Coaching: Secrets to Better Practice Plans

By Joe Rice
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

In my recent presentation to the Massachusetts PE teaches, the MAPHERD convention, I focused on how we can create better practice plans that actually taught instead of just keeping players busy. The great John Wooden said, “Never mistake activity for achievement.”

The problem that was addressed was the common scenario of coaches putting together their practice plans that had 8-10 unrelated and randomly organized drills. Players would have a warmup, then a passing drill followed by a shooting drill. Usually there were some transition drills, followed by a defensive drill and then another shooting drill. Last, of course, was a scrimmage...

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Bullying and a Culture of Performance

PCA Founder Jim Thompson moderates "Bullying and a Culture of Performance" - a panel discussion at the Santa Clara University Institute for Sports Law and Ethics Symposium. Panelists are PCA National Advisory Board Member and World Cup Champion Brandi Chastain; Dr. Gary Namie, who founded the Workplace Bullying Institute and served as an expert witness for the Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito case; and Dr. William Pollack, PCA National Advisory Board Member and author of Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood.

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The Mentality of the Max

By Aaron Mehl
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

Everyone has an opinion on how testing should be done in regards to their athletes. If you ask ten coaches how they test their athletes you could very well get ten different answers. Which method is the safest? Which method best relates to athletic performance? The answer may be much more complex than you think...

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Coach, Mentor, Friend. How Lucky We Have Been…

By Dr. Tim Rice Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network Legendary NCAA basketball coach Don Meyer was truly an ambassador for the game. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer this week. He was a coach that focused on doing things right and in an excellent way. Coach Meyer made a difference in my life and career and hopefully I can be the same kind of influence in my own career that he has been.
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