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Lakewood Little League baseball fight screenshot
June 24, 2019

13-year-old umpire discusses brawl at youth baseball game

As parents threw punches at one another during a youth baseball game last week in Colorado, 13-year-old umpire Josh Cardova watched in disbelief. “It was very chaotic and I was scared not only for me, but the 7-year-olds who happened to be on th...


baseball umpire
June 18, 2019

Bridging the Divide: Developing positive relationships with refs

[caption id="attachment_27929" align="aligncenter" width="488"] A calm, composed approach can help coaches have meaningful discussions with referees and umpires. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] In a perfect world, every coach would have experience ...


June 17, 2019

Study: Team sports participation improves workplace attitudes, performance

New research found that employees who participated in team sports at some point in their life are more likely to believe their work team exceeds its goals, trust their co-workers, and tap into their individual strengths every day on the job. [c...


basketball champions celebrate
June 12, 2019

Pennsylvania bill would separate public, private HS playoffs

A Pennsylvania lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday that would create separate state championship brackets for public and private schools in most major sports. Dubbed the Parity in Interscholastic Athletics Act, Rep. Aaron Bernstine's proposal s...


June 11, 2019

Strength & conditioning goals for high school student-athletes

{Sponsored} When students learn the discipline of showing up and working hard during voluntary strength and conditioning sessions, they bring that discipline to all other facets of life. By holding the student-athletes accountable for attendance — ...


football referee
June 11, 2019

Tennessee high school player ejections up 23% from last year

Tennessee high school officials ejected 618 student-athletes during the 2018-19 school year, an increase of 23% from the year prior. The sudden rise alarmed board members with the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), prompting ...


June 10, 2019

Non-football workouts perfect for summer

{Sponsored} When the weather heats up, the last thing student-athletes want to do is gear up for football. There are certainly more warm-weather-friendly workouts that will benefit players and allow them to choose when and where they get their exerci...


June 10, 2019

Keeping players’ good habits built during the school year

{Sponsored} Summer is the time when good habits are often derailed. That’s why it’s important to get your team on board by keeping up the good habits made during football season, so next season doesn’t begin as a struggle. Accountability partne...


June 10, 2019

Louisiana bill makes it a crime to yell at referees, coaches

Louisiana parents who voice their frustrations with sports referees or coaches could now face the possibility of jail time. House Bill 184, introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry, only awaits the governor's signature before becoming law. The bill passed...


losing with dignity basketball
May 30, 2019

Losing With Dignity

A lesson in leadership to help coaches guide their players [caption id="attachment_27893" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Losing is tough, but it's a part of every sport. Players and coaches should learn to do it with class.[/caption] A universa...