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california
January 21, 2021

Two California Football Teams Held Scrimmage Against Shutdowns

Two California high school football teams gathered over the weekend to play a game, potentially violating California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and Southern Section rules as well as state health orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According...


coaching
January 20, 2021

Iron Sharpens Iron: Forged in the Crucible of Coaching

For the past 45 years, I’ve had the honor of being called “coach.” It represents more than a title or job description, it was a way of life that was rewarding in so many ways — and endearing on a daily basis. The most influential people in...


tssaa
January 19, 2021

TSSAA Reverses Course of Referee Pay Cut

After initially announcing that high school basketball referees will receive a $25 pay cut for each night they officiate the game, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has reversed course. Roughly 10 days after making the de...


football
January 18, 2021

Coaching Football During COVID-19

In many parts of the country, Friday nights in the fall wouldn’t be complete without the local high school football team taking the field. Like many other facets of life in 2020, however, high school football traditions have been turned upside d...


youth football
January 15, 2021

Tapping into Youth Football to Sustain Your Future

Years of struggling seasons led to a dwindling player base at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Football in the resort community was sinking fast and the Dolphins' athletic department was considering mooring the progr...


fundraising
January 14, 2021

6 Tips to Maximize Fundraising Around Football

Efficiency Surrounding Fundraising Efforts — It is integral to develop positive relationships with your local businesses, boosters, and parent groups. Having a strategic plan to direct your efforts is key in prioritizing your fundraising effor...


ciac
January 13, 2021

CIAC Cites Low COVID Transmission for Fall Sports

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) released a report late last week that shared the contract tracing details by local departments of health and found that the rate of transmission was extremely low. According to a report in...


arizona
January 12, 2021

Arizona Reinstates High School Winter Sports Season

This story was updated on Thursday, January 15 to reflect the following changes below: Per the Albuquerque Journal: Arizona high school sports officials voted Tuesday to allow winter sports, reversing a decision made four days earlier to cancel the s...


survey
January 12, 2021

10th Annual Athletic Directors Survey

Are high school athletic programs struggling financially? How have athletic departments responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? Which sports are being added to athletic departments in the not-so-distant future? These are a few of the questions we answer ...


isva
January 7, 2021

Registration Open for ISVA 2021 Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for Joining Forces to Enhance Athletic Performance (www.isva2021.com), the 5th Annual International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) conference.  The 2021 conference will be live online on Saturday, February 20 – Sunday, F...