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August 8, 2018

Iowa providing concussion insurance to high school athletes

Iowa has become the seventh state to provide concussion insurance to all athletes who participate in state-sanctioned sports. The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau, have secured the HeadStro...


August 6, 2018

N.M. school board squashes parent code of conduct plan

The Santa Fe (New Mexico) Board of Education rejected a plan that would have allowed its schools to punish student-athletes for their parents' behavior at sporting events. Last month, member schools voted to give the New Mexico Activities Associat...


August 1, 2018

California high school sports participation hits all-time high

Sacramento, Calif. — High school sports participation continues to increase in California and is at an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year according to the 2018 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sports Participation Survey. Up b...


August 1, 2018

Survey: 43% of Michigan HS athletes play multiple sports

A survey released Tuesday by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) showed that nearly 43 percent of the state's high school athletes play more than one sport. The survey was conducted by the MHSAA's Task Force on Multisport Partici...


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July 31, 2018

Jon Lester warns athletes about social media use

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester on Monday issued a warning to young athletes about the way they use their public social media profiles. [caption id="attachment_26692" align="alignright" width="317"] Photo: Arturo Pardavila III, Wikimedia Commons[/...


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...