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July 25, 2017

Oklahoma facing shortage of basketball, football referees

Just one month before the fall high school sports season begins, Oklahoma is facing a significant shortage of qualified referees for football and basketball. Oklahoma is not alone, as more than a dozen states have expressed concern over their refe...


July 10, 2017

Basketball: Philosophy, drills to improve rebounding

Many coaches agree that rebounding is the most important phase of basketball when it’s weighed in comparison to offense or defense. For instance, we may not be a good shooting team, but we would not have to be if we rebounded well enough to get sec...


June 26, 2017

Texas officials considering harsher penalties for fights

There were 16 fights on Texas high school basketball courts last year, according to the Dallas Morning News, and state referees want to do something about it. The newspaper reports that the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association intend...


June 23, 2017

Wisconsin bringing shot clock to high school basketball

High school basketball in Wisconsin will implement a 35-second shot clock beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association's (WIAA) Board of Control approved the rule on Thursday, its second major change t...


May 16, 2017

Poll: 70% of coaches prefer a shot clock in high school basketball

Last month, Coach and Athletic Director asked coaches whether a shot clock should be used in high school basketball. Maryland recently voted to adopt a 35-second shot clock for high school boys basketball, and the issue has been debated for years in...


May 11, 2017

HS basketball referees will now stop play for misconduct warnings

Beginning next season, high school basketball referees will stop games to give misconduct warnings to coaches and other personnel who are unruly. The National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee made the...


May 4, 2017

Maryland adopts shot clock for boys basketball

Maryland high school boys basketball will install a 35-second shot clock beginning with the 2017-18 season. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) last week approved the change, along with a new mercy rule for both bo...


April 27, 2017

Why playing multiple sports matters

To become an expert at something — especially in sports — conventional wisdom suggests that you dedicate yourself wholly to that sport. But while practice can make perfect, it's important for young athletes to recognize the many advantages of bra...


April 26, 2017

Michigan HS ‘Coach of the Year’ resigns over parents

A Michigan high school basketball coach, who earlier this year was named best coach in his class, has resigned. And he calls parents the No. 1 reason for his departure. Clayton Castor was the boys basketball coach at Gladstone High School, and las...


April 17, 2017

Crafting basketball plays to maximize talent

A lot of us have been there. You watch videos, read books or attend clinics to improve your coaching knowledge. You pick up some play or pattern you really like. You take notes, redraw your diagrams and look down proudly at the nugget that could put ...