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November 19, 2018

Between the Lines: Gun violence presents new security challenges

[caption id="attachment_26932" align="alignleft" width="98"] Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Athletic programs these days must worry about hazing, concussions and cases of sexual assault. There are declining budgets and rising costs. Referee numbers are dwi...


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November 7, 2018

A.D.ministration: Facing time constraints, new responsibilities

[caption id="attachment_27184" align="aligncenter" width="485"] Photo: Erik Drost, Flickr[/caption] The athletic administrator’s position has always been hectic and occasionally overwhelming. There's never enough time to complete everything that...


November 7, 2018

A new nickname sports parents should give their kids

Professional athletes seem to reach a sort of pinnacle in their careers when they receive a nickname. Sometimes these monikers are simple — A-Rod, Air Jordan, A.I. Other times, they actually transcend their greatness, such as “Sweetness” (W...


November 2, 2018

Raise Your Game: Failure uncovers learning opportunities

» The following is an excerpt from Alan Stein Jr.'s upcoming book, "Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets From the Best of the Best." Stein is a performance coach, consultant, speaker and author. He spent 15 years working with the world's highes...


November 1, 2018

Comprehensive concussion study gets $22.5M in new funding

The world's most comprehensive concussion study is being dramatically expanded with an infusion of nearly $22.5 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and the NCAA to examine the impacts of head injuries over several years. The...


October 24, 2018

Winless Massachusetts HS football team makes playoffs

The Triton Regional High School football team didn't win a single game this season, but that didn't keep the Vikings from the state playoffs. Triton finished the regular season 0-7 and was outscored 248-42. However, the Vikings played a tough sch...


October 23, 2018

Atlanta Public Schools to offer girls flag football

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will offer flag football as a scholastic sport to seventh- and eighth-grade girls beginning in the 2019-20 school year, it was announced today. To help establish its new program, the school district will receive budgetar...


October 23, 2018

Maximum fundraising with minimal investment

Time is a precious commodity. It’s something everyone could use more of each day, and coaches are no exception. Coaches spend several hours each day doing various ancillary tasks associated with coaching a team. Those necessary evils beyond the tra...


October 22, 2018

Take our 2018-19 high school athletic director survey

Coach & Athletic Director is conducting its eighth annual high school athletic director survey. The survey plays a valuable role in guiding our editorial content throughout the year, while helping us identify the trends and opportunities in athle...


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October 19, 2018

Understanding the role of parents in youth sports

» The following is an excerpt from "#HeySportsParents!: An Essential Guide for any Parent with a Child in Sports" by Sharkie Zartman and Dr. Robert Weil. It offers tips and guidance for parents in youth sports who want to make their experience as me...