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Lakewood Little League baseball fight screenshot
June 24, 2019

13-year-old umpire discusses brawl at youth baseball game

As parents threw punches at one another during a youth baseball game last week in Colorado, 13-year-old umpire Josh Cardova watched in disbelief. “It was very chaotic and I was scared not only for me, but the 7-year-olds who happened to be on th...


June 17, 2019

Study: Team sports participation improves workplace attitudes, performance

New research found that employees who participated in team sports at some point in their life are more likely to believe their work team exceeds its goals, trust their co-workers, and tap into their individual strengths every day on the job. [c...


basketball champions celebrate
June 12, 2019

Pennsylvania bill would separate public, private HS playoffs

A Pennsylvania lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday that would create separate state championship brackets for public and private schools in most major sports. Dubbed the Parity in Interscholastic Athletics Act, Rep. Aaron Bernstine's proposal s...


football referee
June 11, 2019

Tennessee high school player ejections up 23% from last year

Tennessee high school officials ejected 618 student-athletes during the 2018-19 school year, an increase of 23% from the year prior. The sudden rise alarmed board members with the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), prompting ...


June 10, 2019

Louisiana bill makes it a crime to yell at referees, coaches

Louisiana parents who voice their frustrations with sports referees or coaches could now face the possibility of jail time. House Bill 184, introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry, only awaits the governor's signature before becoming law. The bill passed...


high school track
May 24, 2019

Reviving the athletics booster club

A strong booster organization is an invaluable asset for any athletic department. Financial resources continue to be limited in most school districts, so the booster club is vital in providing much-needed financial assistance to athletic programs. ...


May 22, 2019

Kentucky spectator conduct policy suspends ejected fans

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) adopted a "spectator conduct" provision that suspends spectators who are ejected from games. The approved policy states that any adult spectator at a KHSAA sanctioned event who is removed by sc...


baseball coach
May 16, 2019

A.D.ministration: Supporting and protecting your coaches

[caption id="attachment_27872" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Athletic administrators have a responsibility to protect coaches who face unfair criticism. | Photo: Lesly Juarez[/caption] When athletic administrators analyze their major obligations,...


May 8, 2019

Illinois mandates background checks for high school referees

Illinois will now require background checks as part of the registration process for officiating high school sports. The Illinois High School Association's (IHSA) Board of Directors approved the change during its meeting last month. The policy goes...


April 30, 2019

Judge in girls football lawsuit orders survey to gauge interest

The fate of girls high school football in Utah could come down to a statewide survey, which will determine whether there's enough interest in the sport. In 2017, the parents of six high school girls filed a lawsuit against three school districts a...