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August 1, 2022

NFHS Rule Changes for the 2022 Football Season

Across the country, high school football teams are preparing for the Fall 2022 season. The four-to-five month road to a state championship begins in training camp, but before a team can hoist the championship hardware they have to be able to opera...


July 26, 2022

The 2022 Coaches Survey Results

Referee shortages, the safety of players, staff, and personnel, and social media issues are just a few of the hot-button issues highlighted in our fourth annual Coaches Survey.  Back in 2018, Coach & Athletic Director began surveying high sch...


violations
July 25, 2022

NCAA Hands Out 18 Violations to Tennessee Football Program

The NCAA has officially charged Tennessee's football program with 18 Level I alleged rules violations for impermissible recruiting benefits under former head coach Jeremy Pruitt Among other allegations, Pruitt is accused of providing about $9,000 ...


aau
July 21, 2022

Two Fights Breakout Between Refs, Fans, & Coaches during AAU Tournaments

Two AAU basketball referees were involved in physical altercations during summer tournaments in the midwest over the last weekend. In Oklahoma, a referee knocked out a male spectator after issuing a technical foul to a coach for stepping out onto ...


relationships
July 20, 2022

5 Steps to Continuing Relationships with Student-Athletes After Graduation

During the recruiting process, many coaches sell prospective student-athletes on how they strive to have lifelong relationships with their former players. But how many actually practice what they preach?   For most young people, the years spent ...


thsca
July 18, 2022

UIL, THSCA Await State Legislation Before Approving NIL Opportunities

The Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) movement has already spread from the NCAA institutions to the high school ranks. And, yet, the UIL and the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) — as well as Texas state officials — have yet to decid...


pivots
July 14, 2022

Jump Stops, Pivots, and V-Cuts

Having coached basketball at every level since 1970, including 21 years in the NBA, I always started with stops, starts, pivots, and v-cuts with every team I worked with.  In presenting at coaches and player clinics since retiring from the NBA, I...


prayers
June 28, 2022

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Football Coach’s On-Field Prayers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a Washington state public school district violated the rights of a Christian high school football coach who was suspended for refusing to stop leading prayers with players on the field after games. The jus...


June 16, 2022

Poll Says 30% of Americans Believe Transgender Women Should Play Female Sports

According to a new poll from the Washington Post and the University of Maryland, roughly three in 10 Americans believe transgender women and girls should be allowed to participate in female sports. This comes a week after Louisiana became the 18th...


uhsaa
June 14, 2022

UHSAA Puts Boys Soccer on 3-Year Probation Due to Rising Ejections

High school boys soccer in Utah will be played under tighter rules in the coming years. The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) put the entire sport on probation for the next three years, resulting in fewer games per season and the spo...