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January 30, 2019

A.D.ministration: Planning strategies for athletic directors

9 suggestions to help ADs stay organized and on task The process of planning is vital for the athletic administrator. You may have heard the maxim, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This quote has been attributed to Benjamin F...


January 28, 2019

N.J. legislator wants sensitivity training for coaches, ADs

A New Jersey legislator has introduced a bill that would require the state's high school coaches and athletic administrators to undergo sensitivity training every four years. The bill, as it's currently written, requires that coaches and athletic ...


January 25, 2019

Louisiana rule change allows undocumented students to play high school sports

Louisiana's athletic association today amended its bylaws to allow for high school students without social security numbers to play state-sanctioned sports. The change not only allows for greater protection of sensitive information, but it also pe...


January 23, 2019

Indiana senator wants drug testing for high school athletes

An Indiana senator has introduced a bill that would allow for random drug testing of the state's 153,000 high school athletes. Republican State Sen. Jean Leising said she wants to give schools another tool to combat drug use among student-athlete...


January 22, 2019

Texas bill would require heart screenings for HS athletes

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require the state's high school students to undergo a heart screening before participating in sports. Under State Rep. Dan Huberty's bill, "cardiac assessments" would be required before the athlete'...


January 18, 2019

NFHS, state associations ask sports parents to ‘Cool It!’

The NFHS has partnered with a number of state athletic associations to ask sports parents to do a better job of managing their emotions at games. Coaches and athletic directors everywhere may have already read the op-ed, titled "Dear Mom and Dad: ...


January 15, 2019

Referee shortage forces Minnesota high schools to reschedule basketball games

A shortage of referees forced some Minnesota high schools to reschedule their basketball games on Monday. [caption id="attachment_14971" align="alignright" width="240"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The Minnehaha Academy athletics department o...


January 10, 2019

Arizona referee fired after asking if players had their green cards

A high school basketball referee in Arizona was fired Wednesday, one day after he asked a coach prior to a game whether the players had their green cards. The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) did not identify the official but said he had ...


January 8, 2019

AHSAA releases statement after ruling top girls basketball player ineligible

Alabama’s athletic association on Monday released a new statement standing behind its decision to rule the state’s top girls basketball player ineligible for her senior season. The story of Maori Davenport has gained national attention in rece...


January 2, 2019

Michigan testing app to curb cheating in high school golf

Beginning this spring, high school golfers in Michigan will use an app to track their scores in real time in an effort to eliminate cheating in the sport. The pilot program begins with the 2019 boys golf spring season, and the Michigan High School...