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athletic trainer
May 22, 2024

Hiring an athletic trainer to your department

Hiring an athletic trainer for your school is one of the most important hires an athletic director makes in his or her career. Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who are specifically trained to care for injuries and illnesses suffered ...

May 22, 2024

Former Toledo assistant coach sues school for $10M

A former University of Toledo assistant football coach is suing the institution after he claims to have been wrongfully fired due to his race and age. Craig Kuligowski is seeking more than $10 million in damages from Toledo after being fired in Ja...

May 1, 2024

MD athletic director used AI to frame principal with racist remarks

A Maryland athletic director has been accused of using AI to impersonate a principal on an audio recording making racist comments, according to authorities last week. Dazhon Darien, a former teacher and athletic director at Pikesville High School us...

May 1, 2024

NFHS approve 6 rule changes for high school wrestling

Beginning with the 2024-25 season, high school wrestlers will be inbounds with only one point of contact of either wrestler inside or on the boundary line. This fundamental change to high school wrestling was one of six major changes impacting alm...

May 1, 2024

CHSAA adds girls flag football, shot clock in basketball

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) made two big changes to its athletic offerings in upcoming years. The CHSAA Legislative Council approved the addition of girls' flag football as a sanctioned sport and decided to add a shot c...

May 1, 2024

NCHSAA ejections have doubled in last four years

The North Carolina High School Atheltic Association (NCHSAA) discussed the alarming amount of student-athletes and coaches being ejected from gameplay during a recent meeting of the Board of Directors. Earlier this week, NCHSAA commissioner Que Tu...

April 25, 2024

Merrimack removes lacrosse player for racist remark

Merrimack College announced the removal of one of its men's lacrosse players after he made a racist remark toward an indigenous player from the University of Albany during a game last Sunday. The college issued a statement earlier this week, sayin...

mental health
April 24, 2024

Study: Sports play critical role in promoting girls’ mental health

As the nation continues to grapple with a youth mental health crisis, the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) – one of the first organizations to recognize the powerful connection between sports, equity, and society – released its latest research...

April 23, 2024

The telltale signs of heat-related illness in student-athletes

With summer right around the corner, it's important to keep in mind the signs of heat-related illness in your student-athletes. Each year, an estimated 240 people die from heat-related illnesses, and heat stroke is the third-ranked cause of death ...

April 23, 2024

OSAA defends gender policy regarding trans student-athletes

In response to a letter from women lawmakers, including Rep. Bobby Levy, the Oregon High School Activities Association (OSAA) has come out defending its gender policy in high school athletics. A letter was sent to the OSAA encouraging the organiza...