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September 25, 2018

Nominations open in the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

As young people lead the way as change-makers across the country, the Foot Locker Foundation will recognize accomplished, driven students through its Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program. For the eighth consecutive year, Foot Locker Foundation, th...


September 24, 2018

The importance of retaining quality officials

[caption id="attachment_26893" align="alignleft" width="125"] Michael Poploskie[/caption] As a baseball/softball official for more than 20 years, I have seen many officials come and go. Some leave because of the time constraints of their regular j...


September 20, 2018

Arena video boards benefit CCHS curriculum

[caption id="attachment_26938" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Teca Maxwell, Sportable Scoreboards’ marketing manager for Score Rewards, presents $1,000 check inside Rocket Arena to Crittenden County High School student Skyler James, and systems e...


September 20, 2018

Creating an emergency plan for athletic programs

Part of the Boy Scout motto is to be prepared, and the same holds true for athletic administrators who must prepare emergency plans. At athletic events, there may be injuries or problems in the stands with disruptive fans. Lightning can strike during...


September 16, 2018

Between the Lines: Create consequences for parents’ actions

Sports parents have demonstrated that there are few lines they won’t cross. The most aggressive of the bunch will vandalize property, physically assault coaches and petition to have team leaders fired from their jobs. What’s equally as concerning...


September 12, 2018

Study suggests tackle football should wait until high school

A new report published by the Aspen Institute suggests that tackle football shouldn't be introduced to athletes until high school, which in turn would minimize head impacts and possibly draw more interest from kids who are reluctant to play the game....


September 11, 2018

Coach & Athletic Director is asking, ‘What’s Your Motivation?’

Coach & Athletic Director is asking readers to send in photos of the motivational and inspirational phrases hanging throughout their athletic facilities. It’s common for programs to inscribe quotes on the walls of their locker rooms or hang ...


September 10, 2018

6 tips for identifying qualified coaching candidates

It has happened to all of us. One of your coaches arranges an oddly placed, one-on-one meeting with you. Before he or she walks through the door, you suspect what the meeting is about. After exchanging small talk, they nervously execute a rehearse...


September 4, 2018

Houston Texans turf donated to local high school

The Panthers of C.E. King high school are officially playing football on the same NFL home field as the 2017 Houston Texans. The ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey with the christening of their Hella...


September 1, 2018

Tips for stretching your budget

{Sponsored} High school athletics programs across the country continue to seek new methods for handling funding challenges despite some budgets beginning to rebound. Roughly one in five schools reports an increase in their athletic budgets, according...