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June 26, 2017

Texas officials considering harsher penalties for fights

There were 16 fights on Texas high school basketball courts last year, according to the Dallas Morning News, and state referees want to do something about it. The newspaper reports that the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association intend...


June 22, 2017

Former NFL QB Chad Pennington calls specialization a ‘disservice’

Add former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington to the growing list of professional athletes who are not a fan of sport specialization. [caption id="attachment_24172" align="alignright" width="265"] Former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington.[/caption] ...


June 16, 2017

Illinois opts not to fund PED testing program for HS athletes

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will not fund its PED testing program during the upcoming school year, instead focusing its efforts on education and awareness. The IHSA's board of directors made the decision during its final meeting of...


June 8, 2017

Coaches, ADs should take time to learn from the best

Each year, Coach & Athletic Director spends a great amount of time examining some of the top high school sports programs in the nation. Through my discussions and interviews with the leaders in those schools, you begin to identify compelling simi...


May 25, 2017

Gronkowski gives $70K to Boston schools for girls sports equipment

[caption id="attachment_24036" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Photo via BostonPublicSchools.org.[/caption] From Boston Public Schools New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on Wednesday donated $70,000 toward athletic equipment for fe...


May 23, 2017

Penn launches five-year study on sports-related concussions

The University of Pennsylvania is teaming up with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on a five-year study to improve the diagnosis of sports-related concussions. The study will be funded by a $4.5 million grant from the National Instit...


May 8, 2017

Dear parents: I want your kid to fail

Yes, you read that right. I want your kid to fail, and the earlier he or she can start failing, the better. I am so convinced of the positive value of failure that I believe you, as a parent, should actually hope your child fails. Why? Because it's ...


May 5, 2017

Wisconsin to offer concussion insurance to student-athletes

Wisconsin this summer will become the fourth state to offer concussion insurance to student-athletes, the state's athletic association announced. Every athlete in grades six through 12 at a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) m...


May 2, 2017

Jordy Nelson: ‘Don’t specialize in one sport’

Green Bay Packers wideout Jordy Nelson wants kids to step away from the video games and take up multiple sports. [caption id="attachment_23893" align="alignright" width="246"] Green Bay Packers wideout Jordy Nelson. | Photo: Mike Morbeck[/caption]...


May 1, 2017

What do you look for when hiring a new coach?

Kennedy High School (Iowa) Athletic Director Aaron Stecker discusses what qualities he looks for when hiring new coaches into his program. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvb_GdDyJMc[/embed]...