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August 10, 2018

Coach & AD named a finalist in 2018 Folio: Eddie Awards

Sparta, MI, August 9, 2018 — Coach & Athletic Director has been named a finalist in the 2018 Folio Magazine Eddie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial excellence. The magazine was honored specific...


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 7, 2018

Mental keys to athletic improvement and achievement

Doubt in an individual’s mind is the cancer that kills dreams and prevents individuals from pursuing and achieving their ambitious goals.  Dream big. Starting quarterback. All-state. College scholarship. Academic All-American. Professiona...


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 3, 2018

A Coach’s Influence: Using undistracted time with athletes

Coaching in the 21st century has its challenges. On an almost daily basis, articles are published about a coach who is worn out by the pressure of winning or beaten up by complaints about playing time. Despite the pressures that assail coaches, these...


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

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

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...