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The official score of this spring game that doesn't count on your record was Hoover 28, Dothan 16. But it counted big to the new Dothan High School Wolves.Maybe Dothan head coach Smitty Grider said it best. “The question I wanted answered was would we compete with the best, and I think we answere ...
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Spring practice is a two week period where you work on fundamentals, find out who is ready to start in the fall, try out new players and establish your base offenses and defenses.It is also a time where coaches can lose their patience and sanity. Players coming and going with spring sports, upcomin ...
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No school really cherishes looking for a new head football coach.Either your last coach left to take another job, retired, or the school asked him to leave. There are usually hurt feelings on one or both sides and lives are suddenly in turmoil.For the seniors on the team, they must often adapt to a ...
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Protective equipment is a crucial component of injury prevention in sports. That said, even the best gear is ineffective when fit is improper. It is important to understand and follow proper fit guidelines for all styles of equipment. Equipment should be utilized in the way that it was designed to ...
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Hudl is making some important new changes on how a team's video is going to be stored and how much their normal service packages will cost in the 2019 season. It is the first price increase the company has installed since their inception.The most critical change to coaches is that from now on all o ...
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For Steve Savarese, it was not just about the winning.He has done plenty of that. It has always been about the integrity of high school athletics.The AHSAA Executive Director certainly is deserving of the ALFCALifetime Achievement Award.A native of Leeds, Savarese attending college in Kansas and be ...
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Coach Jay Brown started his coaching career as a student assistant in 1985 under his high school coach, the legendary Bill Burgess, at Jacksonville State University.   From student assistant, he moved right up the ranks to graduate assistant to assistant coach and then to recruiting coordinator.C ...
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If Randy Ragsdale had not been a high school football coach, you would have begged him to coach to your son’s little league team, or maybe his pee wee football squad or his YMCA basketball team. We all need really good people with great character to work with our children, and Randy Ragsdale was ...
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It was 1976. A young assistant coach from Sprayberry High School in Georgia took a job at Homewood High School, which was in their fifth year of playing football.  Bob Newton must have liked Homewood High School for he would stay for 33 years. His life’s work at the school was so extraordinar ...
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Sooner or later all head coaches suffer a tough loss.It might be a game that you thought you should have won, a mistake that cost you in a close game, an official's blunder or a bad play call. The game ends suddenly and a short time afterward someone from the media is asking you a tough question.It ...
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