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It is amazing how many of the great figures in the history of football have ties to the state of Alabama-Bear Bryant, Bo Jackson, Joe Namath among others. Bart Starr would certainly have to be high on that list.Starr passed away this past month at age 85.He was truly one of a kind.His football acco ...
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Chris Metcalf is the regional sports editor of the Batavia Daily News in Batavia, New York.On May 22nd, he wrote a column about "old school coaches," and stirred up memories of some of the great coaches of the past. Chances are, he may remind you of one of your old coaches or he might even be talki ...
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Teams are finishing up school and get ready for summer and preseason practice. There are a lot of summer distractions and every coach deals with the often trying task of getting his players present and excited about football summers.Which brings about the question. How much enthusiasm is there in y ...
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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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