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January 28, 2019

N.J. legislator wants sensitivity training for coaches, ADs

A New Jersey legislator has introduced a bill that would require the state's high school coaches and athletic administrators to undergo sensitivity training every four years. The bill, as it's currently written, requires that coaches and athletic ...


January 25, 2019

Louisiana rule change allows undocumented students to play high school sports

Louisiana's athletic association today amended its bylaws to allow for high school students without social security numbers to play state-sanctioned sports. The change not only allows for greater protection of sensitive information, but it also pe...


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January 22, 2019

The 4 pillars of team leadership

Motivation, communication, peer modeling and team cohesion develop strong captains [caption id="attachment_27429" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo: Harris Walker[/caption] Winning isn’t everything — there are a number of other advantage...


January 21, 2019

Patriots players talk benefits of playing multiple sports

We write often about the benefits of playing a variety of sports. Numerous studies favor multisport participation for physical and mental health, yet some young athletes still believe specialization provides the best path toward a college scholarship...


January 18, 2019

NFHS, state associations ask sports parents to ‘Cool It!’

The NFHS has partnered with a number of state athletic associations to ask sports parents to do a better job of managing their emotions at games. Coaches and athletic directors everywhere may have already read the op-ed, titled "Dear Mom and Dad: ...


January 18, 2019

Two reasons coaches need to continue to improve

The following is an article written by Ethan Pheister, assistant volleyball coach at the University of South Carolina, for the American Volleyball Coaches Association. As I sit here and reflect on the time spent in Minneapolis for the American Vol...


January 18, 2019

Free ACL injury prevention course available from NFHS

A new online education course regarding ACL injury prevention is now available on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center, thanks to a partnership between the NFHS and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Th...


January 17, 2019

Texas high school volleyball coach resigns after parents gripe about playing time

Unruly sports parents claimed another victim this week, this time forcing out a Texas high school volleyball coach with complaints over playing time. Amarillo High School coach Kori Clements lasted just one season with the program, leading the La...


January 15, 2019

Referee shortage forces Minnesota high schools to reschedule basketball games

A shortage of referees forced some Minnesota high schools to reschedule their basketball games on Monday. [caption id="attachment_14971" align="alignright" width="240"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The Minnehaha Academy athletics department o...


January 15, 2019

Developing a blue chip program without blue chip players

9 tips for building a team destined for long-term success I often hear coaches make excuses about not being able to get over the hump. How many times have you heard a coach say they have a young team and won’t be good for a couple of years? Th...