March 2019

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The madness of March has come and gone, and we've officially sprung into Spring season. Take a look at the top highlights we've pulled together for March:

Listen Now:

We have a total of 4 podcast channels chalk-full of helpful tips, inspiration and education: High School Football Coaches PodcastMaking the Jump Podcast, The MaxPreps Podcast, and Play Like a Girl. Check out the March episodes below:

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High School Football Coaches Podcast
  1. Former NFL player talks importance of high school coaches: Listen Here (21:23)
  2. What football coaches need to do to be successful: Listen Here (5:20)
  3. How state-title winning football teams are unique: Listen Here (3:15)
  4. Changing the culture in your football program: Listen Here (4:05)
  5. 5 ways high school football players can help in the community: Listen Here (3:03)
  6. #1 priority when taking over a football program: Listen Here (2:11)
Making the Jump Podcast
  1. What happens if you didn't sign a National Letter of Intent?: Listen Here (29:53)
  2. Due diligence for recruitment: Listen Here (1:31)
  3. Basketball recruiting calendar change 19-20: Listen Here (1:19)
  4. Types of NCAA events: Listen Here (4:01)
  5. New recruiting rules: Listen Here (23:56)
  6. What is the Contact Period?: Listen Here (1:39)
  7. What is the Dead Period?: Listen Here (1:47)
  8. What is the Evaluation Period?: Listen Here (3:51)
  9. What is the Quiet Period?: Listen Here (3:39)
The MaxPreps Podcast
    1. Protecting the game: Should basketball recruits stay or go?: Listen Here (26:22)

 

Play Like a Girl Podcast
    1. USA Olympic Weightlifter: Listen Here (52:16)
    2. Recruiting Advice: Listen Here (34:04)
    3. Don't try to be good at everything: Listen Here (1:12)
    4. Aim to do what you love: Listen Here (1:28)
    5. Becoming irreplaceable as a coach: Listen Here (1:15)
    6. Creating opportunities for yourself: Listen Here (1:30)
    7. The toughest out - Kendall Burton: Listen Here (44:25)

 

   

Top Articles:

Read these top articles from the month of March 2019.

Our version of March Madness
East Sweeps McDonald's All American Games
2018-2019 Boys Basketball Coach of the Year Finalists
5 high school coaches who have overcome significant obstacles
2018-2019 High School Basketball State Champs
Central Plains' 164 Game Winning Streak
Longest baseball unbeaten streak ends

   

Must See Videos:

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Top High School Basketball Plays of the Week

Week 5: Watch Now

Marine's Athlete of the Month Announced

Kaylee Ballard --Dugger Union High School: Watch Now

Al Amir Ward --Killeen (Texas): Watch Now

 

Highlights

2019 CIF Open Highlights: Watch Now

Top 10 Buzzer-Beaters of the Year: Watch Now

No. 1 Basketball Player in the Country - James Wiseman: Watch Now

Isaiah Thomas Interview: Watch Now

No. 1 Freshman Basketball Player in the Country - Emoni Bates: Watch Now

Joe Girard finishes his storied high school career: Watch Now

 

   

Athlete Recognition:

Take a look at some of the athletes getting publicly recognized in the month of March 2019.

Weekly Honor Roll

Annie Wright: View Here

Megan Kline: View Here

United Soccer Coaches High School POTW: Spring

Week 1 (Feb.25-Mar.3): View Here

Week 2 (Mar.4-10): View Here

Week 3 (Mar.11-17): View Here

Week 4 (Mar.18-24): View Here

WBCA POTW

Week 11 (Feb.25-Mar.3): View Here

NFCA POTW Spring 2019

Week 2 (Feb.25-Mar.3): View Here

Week 3 (Mar.4-10): View Here

Week 4 (Mar.11-17): View Here

Week 5 (Mar.18-24): View Here

 

Teams by MaxPreps Updates:

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Track & Field Coaches: You can now enter meet results from your phone

We're excited to share the news - you can now enter your Track and Field meets and results directly from your free Teams app, no computer needed. Check it out today:

  1. Get your Teams App
  2. Login with your MaxPreps account
  3. Start managing your meets on the go

 

 

What's Happening at MaxPreps

Our first MaxPreps Online Coaches Clinic.

On March 15th, we hosted our very first Online Coaches Clinic with a panel of 3 top-area coaches who talk about Building a Successful Program. Coaches Joey Montoya, Trent Merzon and Casey Taylor discussed what's worked within their programs to develop consistent and competitive teams. Watch the Coaches Clinic Webinar Here.

CoachClinic_MarchBlog.jpgFeatured Speakers:

JOEY MONTOYA:  One of the top young coaches in Northern California, Joey Montoya has built a rock solid program from the ground up over the last 12 seasons at Placer, which has gone a combined 25-3 the last two campaigns. After going 3-7 his first season in 2007, the Hillmen haven’t had a losing season since and in 2017 Placer was the CIF State Division 4-AA Northern California champion.

TRENT MERZON:  He’s won nearly 200 games over 19 seasons at Oakdale, 197-49-1 to be exact,  but there’s so much more to the success that Trent Merzon brings to the table. A former quarterback in the program, Merzon has helped weave the Mustangs into the fabric of the closely-knit Oakdale community. He led his team to Northern California championships in 2012 and 2016.

CASEY TAYLOR:  One of the most successful football coaches in Northern California history, Taylor led Del Oro to three Northern California championships and a state D2-AA title in 2015. He won six Sac-Joaquin Section titles over 15 seasons with Del Oro before taking over Capital Christian in 2017. In his second season, he led the Cougars to a 13-1 record and a SJS D3 championship.

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