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June 10, 2019

Keeping players’ good habits built during the school year

{Sponsored} Summer is the time when good habits are often derailed. That’s why it’s important to get your team on board by keeping up the good habits made during football season, so next season doesn’t begin as a struggle. Accountability partne...


June 10, 2019

Louisiana bill makes it a crime to yell at referees, coaches

Louisiana parents who voice their frustrations with sports referees or coaches could now face the possibility of jail time. House Bill 184, introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry, only awaits the governor's signature before becoming law. The bill passed...


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May 30, 2019

Losing With Dignity

A lesson in leadership to help coaches guide their players [caption id="attachment_27893" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Losing is tough, but it's a part of every sport. Players and coaches should learn to do it with class.[/caption] A universa...


May 22, 2019

Kentucky spectator conduct policy suspends ejected fans

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) adopted a "spectator conduct" provision that suspends spectators who are ejected from games. The approved policy states that any adult spectator at a KHSAA sanctioned event who is removed by sc...


April 30, 2019

Indiana passes mercy rule for football, suspensions for ejected fans

From the IHSAA Indiana's athletic association on Monday adopted a new mercy rule in football and gave schools the power to suspend unruly fans. The mercy rule goes into effect this fall. It was a joint effort with the Indiana Football Coaches A...


April 29, 2019

Ohio bill would make assaulting a sports referee a felony

Two bills introduced in the Ohio General Assembly would make it a fifth-degree felony to attack a sports official while on the job. Existing laws already allow for similar charges against anyone who assaults a teacher, school administrator or bus ...


April 24, 2019

Navigating the Insurance Jungle

{Sponsored} The last thing coaches, athletic directors and other administrators want to worry about during games or events is insurance coverage. It can be tricky to parse the complex language in policies and it is a must that coaches, schools and ad...


April 24, 2019

Early registration open for 2019 Youth Sports Congress

Early bird registration is now open for the 18th annual National Alliance for Youth Sports Congress, taking place Nov. 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. Early-bird special pricing is available through Aug. 16. As a bonus, the first 100 registrants will r...


April 19, 2019

Keeping in Touch with Players During the Offseason

{Sponsored} Time off is important after the season is over, but it’s also important to keep in touch with your players in order to improve your player-coach relationships. Here are some tips for how coaches can foster a better next season through o...


April 19, 2019

Developing Your Players into Future Coaches

{Sponsored} When molding your players into potential members of your coaching staff, it’s important to first know the characteristics future leaders will display, on and off the field. A winning attitude is imperative. This means that they’re ...