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October 20, 2017

Texas increases pay for high school referees

Texas' athletic association is increasing pay for high school sports referees, an effort to combat the sharp decline in those interesting in officiating games. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the University Interscholastic League's (UIL...


October 20, 2017

Eight keys to coaching Millennial athletes

Are today's athletes different than years past? Do you at times feel a little disconnected from the current generation? If you are like many coaches, teachers and parents, you sense that today's generation is a bit different. Fortunately, you don'...


October 20, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers reviewing concussion proposals

Massachusetts' Joint Committee on Public Health began hearing testimony this week on a number of proposals that would address concussions in high school and youth sports. Six different bills have been put forward by state lawmakers. One would cre...


October 16, 2017

Poll: How should HS coaches who illegally recruit be punished?

From time to time, high school coaches throughout the nation are suspended or fired after reports that they illegally recruited players from another school. Punishments vary from one case to another, so we wanted to hear what coaches thought. In o...


October 12, 2017

10 most innovative game-changing products for 2017

Technology is changing the face of the sports industry. Helmet sensors and modifications have improved player safety, and advanced scouting software helps coaches identify even the smallest advantages for victory. Coach & Athletic Director’s...


October 10, 2017

N.H. dad sues school after son suspended from football team

The father of a New Hampshire high school football player is suing the school district, claiming his son was wrongfully suspended from the team. According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the 16-year-old was handed a one-year suspension from the...


October 5, 2017

The rise of esports

The word “athlete” likely doesn’t conjure images of teenagers planted in front of a computer screen, vigorously clicking away at their keyboards and mice. But competitive gamers across Illinois are determined to change that. The esports ...


September 28, 2017

USA Football ‘Adopt a League’ initiative helps programs after natural disasters

From USA Football USA Football, in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, today introduced its “Adopt a League” program. The initiative identifies youth and scholastic football programs that have been adversely affected by the three stor...


September 28, 2017

La. school threatens punishment for athletes who don’t stand for National Anthem

A Louisiana school on Thursday dispatched a memo to student-athletes and parents, threatening punishment for athletes who do not stand for the National Anthem. Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith released a statement Wednesday, saying that ...


September 25, 2017

Alabama school district bans student-led prayer at games

An Alabama school district has implemented a ban on student-led prayer at games after a parent complained following the football team's season opener. Lee County Schools received a letter in August from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The le...