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waunakee football team culture
October 14, 2019

Chemistry Creators: A deliberate plan to improve team culture

We were on the brink of a fantastic season. This was several years ago, when I had a strong core of returning players and a highly touted recruiting class joining our men’s basketball team at Southern Maine Community College. As head coach, I was...


October 10, 2019

Parent behavior blamed for New Mexico’s soccer referee shortage

Youth soccer games across New Mexico are being canceled in record numbers, and league leaders say abusive parents are the cause. Dave Lauben, who oversees scheduling for high school games, told KOAT in Albuquerque that there are now 85 referees a...


October 2, 2019

Arizona HS football coach steps down amid accusations of running up the score

An Arizona high school football coach resigned Monday after school administrators accused him of running up the score during last week's 60-0 victory. La Joya Community High School football coach Devin Dourisseau met Monday with the school's princ...


david ortiz clutch hitter
September 30, 2019

The Clutch Gene: Can you teach performance under pressure?

[caption id="attachment_28319" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo: Waldo Jaquith, Flickr[/caption] Spend enough time in sports, and you’ll discover that some players just have a knack for making the big play at just the right moment. Sometim...


youth sports lacrosse
September 25, 2019

Study: Sport specialization comes with increased risk for injury

From Brown University A new study finds that kids who specialize in a chosen sport tend to engage in higher levels of vigorous exercise than their peers and may be more likely to sustain injuries, such as stress fractures, tendinitis and ACL tears...


September 18, 2019

Double Coverage: A coach and trainer’s guide to insuring your camps and clinics

{Sponsored} When high schools or school districts host camps, clinics or tryouts, many (if not all) are covered by the school or district’s designated insurance policies. But when it comes to individual coaches or trainers hosting any of these sam...


August 29, 2019

BSN SPORTS, Under Armour honor women’s athletic programs

BSN SPORTS and Under Armour have named the recipients of the inaugural Women of Will (“WOW”) Hall of Fame Awards. The awards, which were handed out as part of a celebration at Under Armour headquarters on Aug. 21-22, recognize the top five athlet...


August 26, 2019

High school sports participation declines for first time in 30 years

For the first time in 30 years, nationwide participation in high school sports has declined from the previous year, according to a new survey from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). A total of 7,937,491 students par...


football referee coach
August 8, 2019

Timeout! Coaches must help stem referee abuse

After nearly two decades of coaching basketball at the youth, travel, middle school and varsity levels, I have witnessed the intensity of cruel verbal attacks on officials being taken to a new level. Twenty years ago, there was that one guy who alway...


Tony Gonzalez KC Chiefs
August 7, 2019

NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez pushes multisport participation

Former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez credits multiple sports with his development as a young football star, and he wants today's athletes to follow his lead. Gonzalez spoke Saturday during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, ...