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April 23, 2024

OSAA defends gender policy regarding trans student-athletes

In response to a letter from women lawmakers, including Rep. Bobby Levy, the Oregon High School Activities Association (OSAA) has come out defending its gender policy in high school athletics. A letter was sent to the OSAA encouraging the organiza...

April 23, 2024

FHSAA considers adding esports to athletic offerings

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) may sanction esports as an official sport due to growing interest. Earlier this week, the FHSAA Board of Directors met to discuss the possibility. The association sent out a survey and received ...

youth sports
April 23, 2024

Coaches notice changes throughout youth sports landscape

Youth sports have been a critical part of childhood development for decades. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, from 2020-2021 roughly half of children aged 6-17 “participated in a sports team” or “took sports lessons afte...

April 16, 2024

Study: A friendly touch can improve basketball performance

According to a research team at the University of Basel in Switzerland, a friendly pat on the back ahead of a stressful situation can actually improve a basketball player's in-game performance. A recent story from detailed a recent study...

April 16, 2024

Study: Parents’ sideline behavior greatly impacts young athletes

If you're a parent chauffeuring kids around to their various athletic practices, games, or lessons, you should be mindful of your behavior from the sidelines or bleachers. A new study, entitled "Monkey see, monkey do? Exploring parent-athlete beha...

April 9, 2024

NAIA unanimously votes to ban trans athletes from women’s sports

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced a policy that bans transgender athletes from partaking in women's athletics. At its annual conference meeting earlier this week, the NAIA Council of Presidents unanimously vote...

April 8, 2024

Study: suicide second-leading cause of death for college athletes

University of Washington researchers have shared the findings from a 20-year study on the mental health of college student-athletes. The findings show that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for college-aged student-athletes with the...

April 8, 2024

Univ. of Washington football using coach-to-player communication tech

The University of Washington football team will be relying on technology as well as new additions to boost their on-field performance this fall. The Huskies have already brought on Steve Belichick, former New England Patriots defensive coach and s...

April 8, 2024

OHSAA expands 7-on-7 football opportunities

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has announced that football 7-on-7 competition is now permitted at any time before and after the season, other than the 28-day no-contact period immediately after the season. Previously, 7-on-7 com...

March 25, 2024

Kansas lawmakers put forth bill to protect referees from abuse

Kansas lawmakers are presenting a bill to help combat the ongoing referee shortage brought on by unruly spectators. Should the bill be passed, Kansas will be the 23rd state to put in protections for officials and referees. The bill states that phy...