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October 15, 2019

High school athletic directors: We need your help!

Coach & Athletic Director is conducting its 9th annual high school athletic director survey. The survey plays a valuable role in guiding our editorial content throughout the year, helping us identify the trends and opportunities in athletic progr...


October 10, 2019

Parent behavior blamed for New Mexico’s soccer referee shortage

Youth soccer games across New Mexico are being canceled in record numbers, and league leaders say abusive parents are the cause. Dave Lauben, who oversees scheduling for high school games, told KOAT in Albuquerque that there are now 85 referees a...


October 2, 2019

Arizona HS football coach steps down amid accusations of running up the score

An Arizona high school football coach resigned Monday after school administrators accused him of running up the score during last week's 60-0 victory. La Joya Community High School football coach Devin Dourisseau met Monday with the school's princ...


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September 25, 2019

Study: Sport specialization comes with increased risk for injury

From Brown University A new study finds that kids who specialize in a chosen sport tend to engage in higher levels of vigorous exercise than their peers and may be more likely to sustain injuries, such as stress fractures, tendinitis and ACL tears...


September 19, 2019

Referee who forced wrestler to cut dreadlocks banned 2 years

The referee who in 2018 forced a New Jersey high school wrestler to either cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match has been suspended for two years, the state announced Wednesday. The decision concludes a near nine-month investigation by the state's...


September 18, 2019

Double Coverage: A coach and trainer’s guide to insuring your camps and clinics

{Sponsored} When high schools or school districts host camps, clinics or tryouts, many (if not all) are covered by the school or district’s designated insurance policies. But when it comes to individual coaches or trainers hosting any of these sam...


August 29, 2019

Facility Snapshots: Lessons learned from athletic projects around the country

A roundup of 6 athletic projects around the country, and the lessons learned by those in charge. Kutztown Area High School (Pennsylvania) In small communities like Kutztown, Pennsylvania, the high school stadium is the epicenter of social gathering...


August 29, 2019

Facility projects can stall over disputes between schools, neighbors

Funding is often the biggest obstacle to athletic facility projects, but in some communities across America, it’s the neighbors. As more schools look to upgrade their stadiums and field houses, nearby residents are growing more vocal in their op...


August 29, 2019

BSN SPORTS, Under Armour honor women’s athletic programs

BSN SPORTS and Under Armour have named the recipients of the inaugural Women of Will (“WOW”) Hall of Fame Awards. The awards, which were handed out as part of a celebration at Under Armour headquarters on Aug. 21-22, recognize the top five athlet...


August 26, 2019

High school sports participation declines for first time in 30 years

For the first time in 30 years, nationwide participation in high school sports has declined from the previous year, according to a new survey from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). A total of 7,937,491 students par...