Coaches Corner: Is Division I right for you?

This article originally ran last month, but deserves another read.   So many recruits and parents get caught up in landing star rankings and notoriety.   What really matters is getting opportunities to play at the next level.   Focus on the little things.  Find your fit.  Work your plan and keep your eyes on the real goal:…

Coaches have psychological impact on players

by Dr. Shedrick McCall, Assistant Professor of Psychology-Virginia State University and Community Activist Richmond Virginia Metro Area Most youth and interscholastic coaches should understand that their job is composed of a plethora of duties including teaching kids about athletic skills, life skills, self-esteem skills, communicating effectively among teammates, learning ways to handle failure and adversity, and…

Why Football Matters

John Harbaugh issued this statement, epistle, or what have you, this week.   It’s worth a read and it’s worth sharing.   In a day and age where more parents are concerned about concussions and other injuries, and young boys are coddled more than disciplined, where does football really fit in?    Does the game…