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September 16, 2018

Between the Lines: Create consequences for parents’ actions

Sports parents have demonstrated that there are few lines they won’t cross. The most aggressive of the bunch will vandalize property, physically assault coaches and petition to have team leaders fired from their jobs. What’s equally as concerning...


September 12, 2018

Study suggests tackle football should wait until high school

A new report published by the Aspen Institute suggests that tackle football shouldn't be introduced to athletes until high school, which in turn would minimize head impacts and possibly draw more interest from kids who are reluctant to play the game....


September 11, 2018

Coach & Athletic Director is asking, ‘What’s Your Motivation?’

Coach & Athletic Director is asking readers to send in photos of the motivational and inspirational phrases hanging throughout their athletic facilities. It’s common for programs to inscribe quotes on the walls of their locker rooms or hang ...


September 10, 2018

6 tips for identifying qualified coaching candidates

It has happened to all of us. One of your coaches arranges an oddly placed, one-on-one meeting with you. Before he or she walks through the door, you suspect what the meeting is about. After exchanging small talk, they nervously execute a rehearse...


September 4, 2018

Houston Texans turf donated to local high school

The Panthers of C.E. King high school are officially playing football on the same NFL home field as the 2017 Houston Texans. The ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey with the christening of their Hella...


September 1, 2018

Tips for stretching your budget

{Sponsored} High school athletics programs across the country continue to seek new methods for handling funding challenges despite some budgets beginning to rebound. Roughly one in five schools reports an increase in their athletic budgets, according...


August 29, 2018

6 steps to mastering tough conversations

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said, "Confrontation is simply meeting the truth head on." Whether it’s with an employee, a colleague a spouse or one of your children, tough conversations are something all of us have to have, but non...


August 29, 2018

Oakland Raiders donate $250K to save high school sports

The Oakland Raiders made a $250,000 donation to save sports that were eliminated by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) due to budget constraints. The OUSD announced earlier this year that it would cut 50 percent of its sports teams for the...


August 28, 2018

By The Numbers: 5 takeaways from the 2017-18 NFHS participation survey

The number of participants in high school sports in 2017-18 reached an all-time record high of 7,979,986, according to figures from the 51 NFHS member state high school associations, which includes the District of Columbia. The number of girls partic...


August 27, 2018

New Jersey, North Carolina lead way in sports safety rankings

As the fall high school sports season gets underway, the latest rankings from the Korey Stringer Institute show that New Jersey and North Carolina are doing the best job in keeping athletes safe. The Korey Stringer Institute at the University of C...