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superintendent
February 5, 2024

CA superintendent placed on leave after allegations of harassment towards softball team

A California superintendent was placed on leave last week—nearly a year after she allegedly bullied members of a girls' high school softball team for not applauding loud enough for her daughter during a ceremony. The Poway Unified School Distric...


nebraska
January 30, 2024

Study: 80% of Nebraska officials quit within first three years

According to recent results shared from a 2022 survey from the Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA), nearly 80% of sports officials quit within their first three years. The survey found the most common reason given for leaving the positi...


practice
January 29, 2024

Coach-to-player devices increase practice efficiency

A lot can change in four years. Just ask Brian Staub.  In his first three seasons as head coach of the Point Pleasant Borough varsity football team in New Jersey, Staub went 8-16. Ahead of the 2021-22 season, Staub responded to an email from GoRo...


winter
January 29, 2024

Football field maintenance during the winter months

The holidays are finally in the rearview. Basketball and other indoor sports are in full swing. All that—coupled with the winter weather—can mean only one thing: It is time to start thinking about your football field.  If that sounds a little...


coaches
January 29, 2024

Challenges of hiring & retaining coaches

For whatever reason—and there can be a myriad of them, you have a vacancy on your staff, and you need to hire a new coach. In the past, this might simply mean posting the position within your school district, reviewing the applications, interviewin...


football
January 29, 2024

Strength training principles for football athletes

Football is the greatest team sport in the entire world. It’s the most violent, intense, mentally and physically demanding game there is. As in life, one can’t be successful by themselves. It takes a team of young men from different background...


de anza
January 16, 2024

De Anza track & field athletes speak out on lack of support

Track and field student-athletes from De Anza College in California were joined by coaches and alumni to air their grievances about the athletic department's handling of various pending legal investigations stemming from their 2023 season. The tra...


safesport
January 9, 2024

SafeSport unveils 2024 Athlete Culture & Climate survey

The U.S. Center for SafeSport recently launched the 2024 Athlete Culture and Climate Survey. The survey is intended to solicit input from adult athletes across all levels of sport related to any experiences of abuse or misconduct while participating ...


illinois
January 8, 2024

Illinois HS coaching staff fired after player elbowed opponent in face

An Illinois boys varsity coaching staff has been fired for the actions of one of its players during a holiday tournament. Josh Bradley and his Eldorado High School varsity boys basketball coaching staff were fired at a special meeting of the schoo...


tssaa
January 8, 2024

Lacrosse becomes official TSSAA varsity sport

The Legislative Council of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) held a special meeting last year to address two agenda items involving the sanctioning of Lacrosse and to discuss implementation issues related to the recent chang...