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December 11, 2019

Innovations in Athletics: The top products of 2019

dIt’s impossible these days to run an athletic program without integrating some form of technology. From tablets to wearables, innovative products give teams an edge by providing valuable insight on player performance and team optimization. For Co...


December 11, 2019

Wisconsin bill would set greater penalties for referee harassment

Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed a bill that would provide greater protection to the state's sports officials. [caption id="attachment_27929" align="alignright" width="226"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic...


December 3, 2019

Alan Stein Jr. launches Raise Your Game Show

After letting the mics cool down for a couple of years while I transitioned into professional speaking, I’m excited to launch the Raise Your Game Show. So why this show? Why now? The goal of this show to simply be an extension of Raise Your Game an...


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December 2, 2019

3 practical strategies to train leadership

Whether you believe leaders are born or made, it’s a coach’s responsibility to foster an environment where leadership skills can not only develop but thrive. Across all sports, coaches can make choices about how to structure their practices with ...


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November 13, 2019

High school soccer players handed 1-year ban for shoving ref

Two Massachusetts high school soccer players have been hit with a one-year suspension after shoving a referee last week at the conclusion of their match. Martha’s Vineyard and Norwell high schools were facing off in a first-round playoff match. ...


November 12, 2019

Missouri high school told to end coach-led prayer ritual

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is demanding that a Missouri high school end a prayer group that's led by football coaches before and after games. The Wisconsin-based non-profit group sent a letter to Cameron R-1 School District Super...


November 11, 2019

LeBron James: AAU coaches don’t give a damn about kids

LeBron James is a vocal critic of the NCAA's treatment of student-athletes, and it appears he's also no fan of how young athletes are treated on the club circuit. [caption id="attachment_26389" align="alignright" width="222"] Photo: Keith Allison[...


November 11, 2019

Parents chase referee off field at Washington youth football game

A referee at a Washington youth football game earlier this month was chased off of the field by a group of parents, who then began fighting each other. Police in Orting, southeast of Tacoma, continue to investigate the incident. According to Q13 N...


November 5, 2019

New York school district allocates money for ’emotional support coaches’

A New York school district is taking an unprecedented step by adding four "emotional support coaches" to its athletic program to work with student-athletes. Peekskill City School District, 50 miles north of New York City, is using $13,000 in grant...


November 1, 2019

N.Y. senator proposes harsher penalties for harassing referees

A New York state senator has proposed a bill that would create harsher penalties for anyone who harasses or assaults sports referees. Sen. Rich Funke announced his bill this week at the Schottland YMCA in Pittsford, where he was joined by several ...