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September 23, 2016

New Mexico facing extreme shortage of high school referees

New Mexico is facing a serious shortage of high school officials, and not only on the football field. KRQE News in Albuquerque reported Thursday that the state’s activities association is concerned about the workload and travel requirements plac...

September 22, 2016

Four leadership lessons from Serena Williams

What is it that makes Serena Williams the ultimate competitor? How has she not only won consistently, but also established herself as perhaps the most dominant athlete of our time? And what can business leaders, high-performance coaches and top-f...

September 22, 2016

Ivy League proposes rule to limit recruiting before junior year

From The Ivy League The Ivy League has proposed NCAA legislation to allow prospective student-athletes more time in the recruiting process to make the decision of where to attend college. “The pressure on prospective student-athletes to commit to...

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...

September 19, 2016

National Anthem demonstrations reach high school sports

Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the National Anthem influenced dozens of other professional athletes to stage similar demonstrations, and those at the high school level have started following their lead. Over the last week, prep athletes in W...

September 16, 2016

Michigan prep conference asks fans to stop chanting ‘USA’

A conference comprising 50 Michigan high schools issued a directive this week that fans refrain from chanting 'USA' during games. According to, an email was sent to Grand Rapids administrators earlier this week informing them of the d...

A majority of New York coaches believe problems with parents are becoming more common. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
September 15, 2016

N.Y. prep coaches say parents becoming more problematic

A survey of high school coaches in New York offered a glimpse into the relationships they have with parents of student-athletes. [caption id="attachment_17532" align="alignright" width="285"] A majority of New York coaches believe problems with ...

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September 13, 2016

College football player suspended five years for knocking out referee

A California community college football player has been suspended five years after an incident last weekend where he knocked a referee out cold during a game. [caption id="attachment_17505" align="alignright" width="273"] Screenshot via YouTube, A...

September 13, 2016

Michigan announces concussion report findings for prep athletes

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has completed an unprecedented yearlong collection of head injury reports from its member schools, mandated in 2015-16 for the first time as part of an effort to identify and reduce the incidence of those...

September 13, 2016

Poll: How do club/travel programs impact young athletes?

In August, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers what kind of impact they believe club and travel sports programs have on young athletes. Here are the results of our poll, along with some of the comments. • We are placing too much emphasis...