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January 8, 2018

9 effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75 percent of their time teaching the sport to their players, and the other 25 percent of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. The problem is that many coaches...


December 31, 2017

Track, volleyball most popular sports among U.S. high school girls

Nearly 500,000 high school girls participated in track and field during the 2016-17 school year, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' annual survey.  ...


December 27, 2017

Football still far and away most popular sport among high school boys

More than one million American boys played high school football in 2016-17. While it is still the most played sport among boys, participation decreased by more than 23,000 players from the previous year. (See chart at bottom of page.) Data compile...


December 20, 2017

LaVar Ball announces new league for high school grads

LaVar Ball, the father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, announced Wednesday his plans to start a new basketball league for high school graduates, something he expects to compete with college basketball. As reported by ESPN, Ball said his J...


December 1, 2017

Wisconsin reverses decision to use shot clock in prep basketball

On second thought, Wisconsin high school basketball won't be using a shot clock anytime soon. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association's (WIAA) Board of Control voted today to rescind a decision made earlier this summer to implement a sh...


October 16, 2017

Texas could experiment with shot clock in high school basketball

Texas doesn't plan to mandate the use of a shot clock in high school basketball anytime soon, but it could allow its biggest schools to experiment with it in some capacity. During a legislative council meeting over the weekend, University Intersch...


September 27, 2017

Reports: Rick Pitino, AD out at Louisville

UPDATE: Louisville interim president Greg Postel said during a press conference on Wednesday that coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich were placed on "administrative leave" and their employment "would be reviewed at a different date." P...


September 26, 2017

Wisconsin could reconsider shot clock for high school basketball

Wisconsin coaches and athletic administrators appear to be having second thoughts about implementing a shot clock in high school basketball. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, high school athletic directors believe they were given little op...


July 25, 2017

Oklahoma facing shortage of basketball, football referees

Just one month before the fall high school sports season begins, Oklahoma is facing a significant shortage of qualified referees for football and basketball. Oklahoma is not alone, as more than a dozen states have expressed concern over their refe...


July 10, 2017

Basketball: Philosophy, drills to improve rebounding

Many coaches agree that rebounding is the most important phase of basketball when it’s weighed in comparison to offense or defense. For instance, we may not be a good shooting team, but we would not have to be if we rebounded well enough to get sec...