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Coaching on the cyberfield: Social media in the interscholastic setting
By Rey Hernandez
Advances in modern technology and communication and the use of social media have added many new responsibilities to the long list of administrative concerns that need to be addressed by coaches on the interscholastic level. One of the problems that surfaces in this area is the fact that many coaches today are not members of their school's teaching staff and as such might not be well versed in the many district guidelines and procedures that are now in place to help employees navigate this maze of regulations and requirements.
Industry Pulse: Do you talk to your students and coaches about proper social media use?
Football rules changes to watch for this fall
From toughening rules against targeting defenseless opponents to timing rules that could have a big effect on late-game strategy, there are plenty of changes to watch for on the college football field for the 2013 season. Courtesy of Rogers Redding, national coordinator of College Football Officiating, and the National Football Foundation, here are eight need-to-know rules changes.
How social media has transformed college football recruiting
Clifton Garrett is one of the nation's top prospects in the 2014 recruiting class. He's also an enthusiastic and savvy Twitter user, having Tweeted more than 16,000 times. In that way, he's a typical Generation Y college football recruit. When today's college football coaches and administrators were growing up, teenagers had to keep journals to record the daily happenings in their lives. Millennial recruits are now doing the same, only in 140-character bursts on their very public Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Why Mike Krzyzewski decided to return as USA Basketball coach
After initially indicating that he would step down as coach of USA Basketball last summer, Mike Krzyzewski recommitted for another four-year cycle in May. His return was motivated by his decision to remain at Duke for the foreseeable future. Krzyzewski said that he was contemplating the possibility of retirement in recent years. "At some time you're going to stop coaching and a year or so ago I was thinking a little bit about that," he said at Team USA's minicamp. "I'm not thinking about that at all anymore and I haven’t been for a while."
Using the closer to keep a deficit small
Here's a question. Which late-inning situation is more important: When your team is up by three runs, or down by one? Should a team actually use its closer/best reliever sometimes when it is behind? If a visiting team finds itself behind by a run heading into the bottom of the eighth, it will have one last chance to either tie or go ahead in the top of the ninth, but it has to get through the eighth inning first.
Bormet to coach US Junior World Team
University of Michigan
University of Michigan wrestling assistant coach Sean Bormet will serve as a coach for the U.S. men's freestyle team at the 2013 FILA Junior World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 13-18 at the Centre FILA/CELA. He will coach alongside Bill Zadick, USA Wrestling's Freestyle Developmental Coach.
Baseball throwing injuries: Are we putting our children at risk?
Youth baseball throwing injuries continue to escalate. In most cases, youth throwing injuries are not increasing because of throwing more curveballs, pitching with poor mechanics, performing an aggressive long toss programs, or other proposed claims. Although these factors may be involved, the main cause of injury is due to "abuse," not "over use."
3 techniques to increase your bench press max
Looking to increase your Bench Press max? You've come to the right place. These three techniques will increase your Bench Press max by training the eccentric and isometric portion of the lift, and by stimulating more work with cluster sets. Use them as one phase of a three- to four-month program.
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