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August 1, 2019

Wis. school district passes rule against dual-sport athletes

A Wisconsin school district passed a new rule this week that prevents athletes from playing more than one sport in a single season. School board members debated the issue Monday before it passed by a 4-3 vote. Those who stood against the proposal ...


July 29, 2019

Maine creates new position to combat decline in referees

The sharp decline in high school officials is a nationwide issue, but Maine is fighting it head on by creating a new position to focus on recruitment and retention. The Maine Principals' Association (MPA) last week announced Jeff Benson as the new...


bass fishing
June 30, 2019

Louisiana approves bass fishing as a trial high school sport

Louisiana high school students will have the opportunity to participate in bass fishing as a sanctioned sport during the upcoming school year. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) approved it on a trial basis during the 2019-20 s...


June 28, 2019

N.J. passes bill requiring sensitivity training for coaches, athletic directors

The New Jersey General Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that will require the state's high school coaches and athletic administrators to complete a sensitivity training program. The bill directs the state's Commissioner of Education to develop t...


June 27, 2019

N.J. bill would give job security to tenured coaches

A New Jersey bill would provide greater job security to high school coaches who also are tenured employees within the school district. [caption id="attachment_27210" align="alignright" width="243"] Photo: Jim Larrison, Flickr[/caption] Sen. Tro...


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...