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participation decline
October 5, 2020

A.D.ministration: 10 Tips to Combat Participation Decline

Other than a slight participation decline in the number of football and basketball players for the 2018-19 school year, the overall rates for all sports around the country are still very solid and strong for the last 30 years. The national results as...


student-athletes
October 2, 2020

Preparing Student-Athletes For College

After seven years in student-athlete development at a Power 5 school, I’ve seen many students walk on to campus for the first time. A few of these were able to compete for playing time as freshmen. But even fewer were fully ready for the new world ...


girls
October 1, 2020

Study: Early Sports Participation in Girls Show Improved Attentiveness

A new Canadian study suggests that girls — and not boys — who participate actively in school sports in middle childhood show improved behavior and attentiveness in early adolescence. The study was published in "Preventative Medicine" and led b...


covid-19
September 30, 2020

What Is a Coach To Do During COVID-19?

COVID-19 continues to impact colleges and universities everywhere. Some institutions have opened their campuses, many have not. Teaching and learning are being done partially or all virtual. Currently, the majority of all Fall intercollegiate sport c...


resiliency
September 29, 2020

NFHS Director Notes ‘Resiliency’ in Athletic Departments

Resiliency — it's been shown by many throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and, now, it's being shown by the student-athletes as they return to athletics across the country. In her latest editorial piece, Dr. Karissa Niehoff, the National Federation ...


relationship
September 28, 2020

ADs and ATCs: 4 Ways The Relationship Helps Bolster the Health of Student-Athletes

The role of certified athletic trainers (ATC) in high schools has steadily evolved. An awareness of legal liabilities for schools, the inherent risks of sport-participation, and a growing body of knowledge on student-athlete safety has created a thre...


college football
September 25, 2020

Pac-12 To Resume College Football in November

All of the Power 5 conferences will be playing college football come November. On Thursday, September 24, the Pac-12 Conference announced it will be holding a truncated season, according to various media reports. Based on updated Pac-12 COVID-19 M...


bloomsburg
September 24, 2020

Bloomsburg U Athletics’ 40-Year Plan

College athletics is a dog-eat-dog environment.   The recruiting game features an ongoing arms race from facilities and amenities to scholarships and promises of a career upon graduation. How can an institution differentiate itself and offer som...


coaches
September 23, 2020

40 Under 40 Perspective: Winning Coaches Over with Work Ethic

“You’re the sixth athletic director we’ve had in eight years.” “People just use this job as a launching pad to more desirable jobs.” “You’re the hardest working person in the district; you won’t last.”  I will always arg...


nfhs
September 22, 2020

NFHS State-by-State Updates on Fall Sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has been tracking the status of fall sports on a state-by-state basis with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The organization shared its latest update on Monday, September 21, with a de...