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December 5, 2017

Bill Belichick talks about being a dependable teammate

Five-time Super Bowl champion football coach Bill Belichick returned to his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland, this summer. While there, he stopped by his former high school and offered some words of advice to the football team. [caption id="attachm...


December 4, 2017

‘Four years is not enough’

“Four years is not enough.” That’s not a comment in regards to the political landscape but an anonymous response from one of our football seniors in his exit survey. Several of the questions were open ended: What did you enjoy most? W...


November 30, 2017

California youth soccer referee quits over parents

A referee for a California youth soccer league is calling it quits after more than a decade on the field. And he's leaving because of the parents. Avery Krut notified the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) earlier this month that he is ste...


November 30, 2017

22 must-read books for coaches, athletic directors

Books are great resources to teach coaches and athletic administrators about philosophy, leadership and team building. We regularly speak with athletic administrators who assign books to their coaching staffs, or coaches who require that their captai...


November 28, 2017

North Carolina association to discuss homeschool participation

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association's (NCHSAA) Board of Directors this week is expected to discuss whether homeschooled students should be allowed to play high school sports. It's not clear whether the board would vote for a change...


November 27, 2017

Help for coaches on the job hunt

Whether you are looking to move from an assistant’s position to the head job or are interested in coaching in a larger, more competitive setting, you need to dust off your résumé before applying. After sending your application to the school, you ...


November 23, 2017

Committed to Excellence: Minnesota high school dedicated to athletes on and off playing surfaces

The words “commitment to excellence” have hung above Kurt Habeck’s office door since Eastview High School (Minnesota) opened 21 years ago. It was a testament to his program’s pledge to help students improve inside and outside of sports, b...


November 16, 2017

New Jersey announces new rules for transgender athletes

New Jersey's athletic association on Wednesday announced new rules for transgender high school athletes. Under the new regulations, a transgender student is defined as a student whose gender identity differs from that student’s birth sex. Transg...


November 16, 2017

Building Bridges: Remembering HS football coach Ben Jones

A look at how Jones successfully united Mississippi's first integrated high school football team [caption id="attachment_25183" align="alignleft" width="543"] Photos courtesy of Becky Jones West[/caption] He wanted to make sure his players knew h...


November 14, 2017

Marist College drops ‘Shooter’ as mascot name

Marist College's sports mascot is no longer known as "Shooter," a change made last month in light of mass shootings throughout the nation. The college, roughly 80 miles north of New York City, made the switch with little publicity. But Director of...