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ncaa
June 10, 2024

Insights into coaching at all three NCAA divisions

We all know how dissimilar all the collegiate levels are from one another. The athletic department budgets of NCAA Division I schools are significantly larger, and facilities are more impressive. This disparity is well documented, but what about the ...


cross-training
June 10, 2024

Cross-training for sport-specific athletes

Among youth sports, a hot topic is whether or not athletes should play multiple sports throughout the year. Playing multiple sports will improve strength, coordination, and conditioning. This is a way for athletes to avoid overtraining and create mus...


maintenance
June 4, 2024

Best practices for track and court maintenance

The greatest juggling act schools are doing right now is trying to prioritize the maintenance duties of each facility. Trying to keep those balls in the air is exhausting. Here’s a quick roadmap of how to navigate this season. Track Maintenance:...


parents
June 4, 2024

Mitigating run-ins with problematic parents

While most parents of athletes are good, supportive people, there are usually a small handful in many settings who are misguided, irritating, and downright problematic. It only takes a very small group to disrupt your program and give you migraine he...


athletic trainer
May 22, 2024

Hiring an athletic trainer to your department

Hiring an athletic trainer for your school is one of the most important hires an athletic director makes in his or her career. Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who are specifically trained to care for injuries and illnesses suffered ...


toledo
May 22, 2024

Former Toledo assistant coach sues school for $10M

A former University of Toledo assistant football coach is suing the institution after he claims to have been wrongfully fired due to his race and age. Craig Kuligowski is seeking more than $10 million in damages from Toledo after being fired in Ja...


ai
May 1, 2024

MD athletic director used AI to frame principal with racist remarks

A Maryland athletic director has been accused of using AI to impersonate a principal on an audio recording making racist comments, according to authorities last week. Dazhon Darien, a former teacher and athletic director at Pikesville High School us...


wrestling
May 1, 2024

NFHS approve 6 rule changes for high school wrestling

Beginning with the 2024-25 season, high school wrestlers will be inbounds with only one point of contact of either wrestler inside or on the boundary line. This fundamental change to high school wrestling was one of six major changes impacting alm...


chsaa
May 1, 2024

CHSAA adds girls flag football, shot clock in basketball

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) made two big changes to its athletic offerings in upcoming years. The CHSAA Legislative Council approved the addition of girls' flag football as a sanctioned sport and decided to add a shot c...


nchsaa
May 1, 2024

NCHSAA ejections have doubled in last four years

The North Carolina High School Atheltic Association (NCHSAA) discussed the alarming amount of student-athletes and coaches being ejected from gameplay during a recent meeting of the Board of Directors. Earlier this week, NCHSAA commissioner Que Tu...