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November 13, 2019

High school soccer players handed 1-year ban for shoving ref

Two Massachusetts high school soccer players have been hit with a one-year suspension after shoving a referee last week at the conclusion of their match. Martha’s Vineyard and Norwell high schools were facing off in a first-round playoff match. ...


November 12, 2019

Missouri high school told to end coach-led prayer ritual

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is demanding that a Missouri high school end a prayer group that's led by football coaches before and after games. The Wisconsin-based non-profit group sent a letter to Cameron R-1 School District Super...


November 6, 2019

Wyoming adds softball to high school sports offerings

The Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) on Tuesday unanimously voted to sanction girls softball, joining 48 other states that already offer the sport. Softball becomes the 11th girls sport offered in Wyoming, and the inaugural seas...


November 6, 2019

Superior Performance: selecting the best flooring for your sports facility

{Sponsored} Since 1897, members of the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) have been dedicated to producing some of the highest quality sports flooring systems throughout the world. And when it comes to deciding on your athletic facility...


November 5, 2019

New York school district allocates money for ’emotional support coaches’

A New York school district is taking an unprecedented step by adding four "emotional support coaches" to its athletic program to work with student-athletes. Peekskill City School District, 50 miles north of New York City, is using $13,000 in grant...


November 1, 2019

N.Y. senator proposes harsher penalties for harassing referees

A New York state senator has proposed a bill that would create harsher penalties for anyone who harasses or assaults sports referees. Sen. Rich Funke announced his bill this week at the Schottland YMCA in Pittsford, where he was joined by several ...


October 29, 2019

NCAA begins process to enhance name & likeness opportunities

From the NCAA In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA’s top governing board voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, imag...


October 23, 2019

Missouri school fires all football coaches after suspended player suits up under different name

A St. Louis high school last week fired all of its football coaches and canceled the remainder the season after a suspended running back was caught playing under a different name. Cardinal Ritter College Prep junior Bill Jackson was supposed to se...


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...