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November 22, 2016

NFHS survey: High school football decline is slowing

The latest national participation survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations revealed that more kids are playing prep sports than ever before. That’s a fine achievement, but the focus continues to be on football and whether...

November 14, 2016

Kennedy HS (Iowa) finds athletic success through relationships, culture

The culture that has come to define Kennedy High School’s athletic program is best illustrated by former principal Dr. Mary Wilcynski and her profound memory. The way coaches remember it, prior to each school year Wilcynski would study the enrol...

October 20, 2016

NBA announces first youth basketball guidelines

The NBA and USA Basketball have teamed up to develop the first-ever youth basketball guidelines aimed at improving the way children, parents and coaches experience the game, with a specific emphasis on promoting player health and wellness. These g...

October 19, 2016

ShotTracker partners with Magic Johnson, David Stern

ShotTracker, the manufacturer of wearable tech for basketball, today announces NBA legend, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and former NBA Commissioner, David Stern, have joined the company as investors and advisors to propel the brand’s newest, game-ch...

October 4, 2016

Washington increases field for state basketball tournament

Washington has elected to increase the field for its state basketball tournament from eight to 12 teams, beginning with the upcoming season. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's (WIAA) Executive Board made the decision last week...

September 20, 2016

Former SMU hoops coach Larry Brown considering high school job

Larry Brown, the only coach to win titles in both the NCAA and NBA, is considering taking his next job at a New York high school. [caption id="attachment_15685" align="alignright" width="280"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The Kansas City Star...

August 4, 2016

Making the case for cuts

How cutting kids from teams has long-term benefits One of the most difficult times for any coach are tryouts. Some schools have programs where the numbers dictate the need for making cuts. No coach enjoys this part of the job — not a single one. M...

June 21, 2016

Kentucky prep basketball coach sued by former players

Two former Kentucky prep basketball players are suing their coach and the high school, alleging mistreatment and bullying while participating on the team. A lawsuit was filed against Muhlenberg County High School and girl's basketball coach Mike ...

Texas' athletic association will consider adding a 35-second shot clock in prep basketball.
June 14, 2016

Texas considers shot clock for high school basketball

Texas could be the next state to implement a shot clock in high school basketball, and the possible change has received a mixed reaction from coaches, athletic directors and athletes. [caption id="attachment_16058" align="alignright" width="238"] ...

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May 25, 2016

Study: 48.8% of NBA players related to ‘elite athletes’

A new study conducted by the Wall Street Journal suggests the best path to the NBA might be having a professional athlete in the family. [caption id="attachment_15949" align="alignright" width="279"] Klay Thompson, son of Mychal Thompson, is among...