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ihsa
February 4, 2021

IHSA Adds Flexibility to Athletic Scheduling

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA), in coordination with the state's health department, has released updated scheduling guidelines that will allow for more flexibility in the upcoming athletic seasons. As athletics resumed in the state, s...


eight
February 3, 2021

Small Game, Big Results: Eight-Man Football Adds Alternative for Small Schools

In some parts of the U.S., the only variation of football besides the traditional 11-on-11 tackle football is flag football. But sprinkled in throughout the country are schools with nine, eight, or even six-man football. These types of programs are o...


efficient
February 2, 2021

A.D.ministration: Becoming More Efficient

As an athletic administrator, there is never enough time to do everything that you should or want to do. Even if you have an assistant and you have the possibility of delegating some items, most days or weeks are impossible. More tasks and responsibi...


football
February 1, 2021

Football Set for February in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) announced late last week that football, along with other postponed fall sports, can begin on February 22. The "Fall II" season is expected to run from the 22nd through April 25 and will...


mhsaa
January 29, 2021

MHSAA Director Says ‘Hundreds’ of Kids Playing Out of State Sports

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) released a statement this week reaffirming its commitment to play winter sports once the current restrictions are lifted by the state's department of health. At the moment, all winter contact s...


technology
January 27, 2021

On the Cutting Edge: 7 Updates in Football Technology

Ever since Vince Lombardi instituted harsh regimens and demanded absolute dedication and efforts from his players during his first training camp as head coach of the Green Bay Packers in 1959, coaches far and wide have been in search of a usable comp...


nfhs
January 27, 2021

NFHS Announces 2019-20 Coach of the Year Winners

Twenty-three high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2020 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.  The NFHS, which has been recognizing co...


south alabama
January 26, 2021

South Alabama’s Changing the Gameday Experience

The first-ever football game played in the newly-built Hancock Whitney Stadium at the University of South Alabama, in Mobile, had all the bells and whistles the Jaguars’ athletic department felt their fans and players deserved.  For the roughly...


michigan
January 25, 2021

Michigan Athletics on 2-Week Pause After COVID-19 Outbreak

The University of Michigan athletics department shut down for a two-week period over the weekend after confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant were found, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press. The shutdown includes stoppages f...


transgender
January 22, 2021

Executive Order Says Schools to Include Transgender Athletes in Girls’ Sports

On his first day in the Oval Office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that is calling on schools across the country to allow transgender student-athletes to participate in the sport of their gender identity. The order, aimed at "prev...