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January 30, 2015

Chicago area school lowering fees to increase athletic participation

More athletic programs are turning to participation fees to recapture funds lost through their depleted budgets, but it’s a delicate balance. Raise fees, you lose participation. Eliminate fees, and schools could be forced to cut sports. Munde...

January 20, 2015

Between the Lines: Finding the good amidst the bad

[caption id="attachment_17245" align="alignleft" width="110"] Kevin Hoffman[/caption] High school sports are not in a bad place, but taking in the news over the last few months might have you fooled — concussions, hazing, drug use, coach miscond...

January 20, 2015

A.D.ministration: Surviving and thriving with committee work

The life of an athletic administrator usually includes a variety of responsibilities, and there's a very good chance that he or she has to serve on a committee or even serve as the leader of one or more. A committee may exist to create league sche...

January 20, 2015

A.D.ministration: Is your job safe?

10 ideas to create job security in the athletic director position In March, an athletic administrator was asked to stop down at the principal’s office. Within seconds of sitting down, the athletic director was bluntly informed that he would not be...

January 16, 2015

Montana backs off amendment on gender identity

Montana will no longer consider implementing a policy on athletic participation by transgender students. The state athletic association was expected to vote on the amendment Jan. 19, but the Montana High School Association issued a press release J...

January 14, 2015

Montana considers transgender athlete policy

Montana could soon become the next state to adopt a formal policy on transgender athletes. The state athletic association is expected to vote on the proposal Monday, Jan. 19. If approved, the Montana High School Association would be responsible fo...

January 9, 2015

Illustrating the perils of social media

Athletes are told on a regular basis that their actions on social media could cost them dearly, but few understand that fact until it actually happens. Gannett recently published an interesting piece illustrating the perils of social media, and th...

December 22, 2014

States failing to conduct background checks on referees

Several states are failing to conduct background checks on high school sports referees, and not surprisingly individuals with criminal histories are showing up to work games. The Boston Globe published a lengthy feature Sunday, examining the lack ...

November 29, 2014

Strength in Numbers: NFHS survey shows more growth

Slimmer budgets and cuts to athletic programs paint a grim picture for high school sports, but national participation numbers continue to show they’re alive and well. The National Federation of State High School Associations’ annual survey rev...

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November 29, 2014

Northern Burlington High School leading by example

Northern Burlington named 2014 Program of Excellence honoree Northern Burlington County Regional High School isn’t home to many state titles, but there’s one banner hanging in the school’s gymnasium that makes Athletic Director Dan Uszaki part...