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love
October 14, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Love, Trust, & Respect

Love, Trust, and Respect — This segment is being written on June 21st, Father’s Day. A day rightfully reserved for honor and gratitude to dad, and those who fill the void when needed — mentors, teachers, other family members, and anyone who cho...


lighting
October 14, 2020

Re-Imagining Your Sports Lighting

{Sponsored} The evolutionary process of lighting, from the old-school HID and fluorescent fixtures, hit the fast-forward button a little less than a decade ago. That, as you’ll recall, was when LED arrived on the scene.  Suddenly, lighting was ...


flag football
October 13, 2020

Flag Football Surges with HS Football Postponed

With no high school football during the fall months in upstate New York, schools and athletes have found an alternative to the traditional gridiron sport — seven-on-seven flag football. According to a story from The Buffalo News, football was la...


maine
October 9, 2020

Univ. of Maine Receives $90M Gift for Athletic Facilities

The University of Maine is the recent recipient of the largest single gift to an athletics department at a public university in New England and among the largest gifts ever nationwide, according to a report in the Bangor Daily News. The Harold Alf...


william & Mary
October 8, 2020

William & Mary AD Resigns After Slashing Athletics

In the last month, the William & Mary athletics department has been ravaged by program cuts. Seven of the department's 23 programs — men's and women's swimming, men's and women's gymnastics, men's indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's...


streaming
October 7, 2020

Remote Viewing: Turning to Streaming Services for Athletics

School has been underway at Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska, since August 10, and the athletic administration prepared for the start of the fall sports season as close to normal as possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Most distric...


apps
October 6, 2020

One Click Away: Apps Adding Ease To Coaching Duties

Have you ever wanted to look back on stats from a specific game but can’t find the scorebook?  Well, there are apps for that.  Many apps, actually — and they are making life a whole lot easier for high school athletic programs by keeping ...


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...