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July 30, 2018

Minnesota boys file lawsuit to join girls high school dance teams

A pair of teenage boys in Minnesota have filed a lawsuit against the state athletic association, alleging that its rules barring boys from girls high school dance teams are unconstitutional. Dmitri Moua and Zachary Greenwald, both 16, argue that t...


July 30, 2018

Getting principal, superintendent support against combative sports parents

While most parents appreciate the opportunity that their child has within the athletic program, you may face a few who cause major headaches. This phenomenon has been around for as long as anyone can remember, and some might say it’s worse now than...


July 26, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives passes PHIT Act

From the Sports and Fitness Industry Association In a huge victory for America’s health, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, which would allow the use of pre-tax savings accounts for physical...


July 26, 2018

Study links sport specialization to daytime tiredness

A study conducted by researchers are the University of Wisconsin suggests that athletes who specialize in a single sport are more likely to experience daytime tiredness. The findings mean that specialized athletes may have a harder time focusing i...


July 26, 2018

Arizona athletic transfer numbers remain high despite rule changes

The number of Arizona athletes transferring high schools remains high despite new penalties that were put in place two years ago by the state athletic association. Prior to the 2016-17 school year, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) put...


July 24, 2018

Texas referees say verbal abuse is forcing them from profession

A survey found that 80 percent of Texas high school football referees who left the profession in 2017 did so because of the constant verbal abuse that's thrown their way. The survey, released earlier this month, was conducted by the Texas Associat...


July 23, 2018

New Mexico association can now punish schools for fan behavior

High schools in New Mexico could now face consequences over unruly fans cheering or jeering their teams. A new rule voted on and approved by the New Mexico Activities Association's (NMAA) member schools allows the state organization to step in and...


July 22, 2018

Keeping locker rooms free of diseases and infections

The majority of coaches and athletes understand why they need to be cautious about locker room diseases and infections, but not all schools have policies to help keep them safe. MRSA and other diseases can derail a team’s season, forcing several...


July 11, 2018

Support the next generation of leaders

The future of interscholastic and collegiate athletics is contingent upon those in charge — coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, manufacturers, strength professionals. That fact prompted Coach & Athletic Director to launch the Sports...


July 2, 2018

The athletic director’s path to certification

When discussing or dealing with educational matters, most members of the community understand that teachers have to be certified in their subject matter. This makes perfect sense, because you want the best possible individual in every classroom and s...