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October 3, 2018

Judge denies parent’s request to put son on JV soccer team

A federal judge has denied a Missouri parent's request to place her son on the high school junior varsity soccer team after he was cut from the varsity squad. U.S. District Judge John Ross issued his ruling Monday, concluding that it was too late ...


October 2, 2018

Developing as an assistant coach

To be a successful athlete, a player seeks the guidance of a good coach. Likewise, for a coach to find success, they need the support of an experienced and knowledgeable coach. Working as an assistant coach can be a powerful learning experience in...


September 25, 2018

Nominations open in the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

As young people lead the way as change-makers across the country, the Foot Locker Foundation will recognize accomplished, driven students through its Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program. For the eighth consecutive year, Foot Locker Foundation, th...


September 24, 2018

The importance of retaining quality officials

[caption id="attachment_26893" align="alignleft" width="125"] Michael Poploskie[/caption] As a baseball/softball official for more than 20 years, I have seen many officials come and go. Some leave because of the time constraints of their regular j...


September 16, 2018

Between the Lines: Create consequences for parents’ actions

Sports parents have demonstrated that there are few lines they won’t cross. The most aggressive of the bunch will vandalize property, physically assault coaches and petition to have team leaders fired from their jobs. What’s equally as concerning...


September 11, 2018

Coach & Athletic Director is asking, ‘What’s Your Motivation?’

Coach & Athletic Director is asking readers to send in photos of the motivational and inspirational phrases hanging throughout their athletic facilities. It’s common for programs to inscribe quotes on the walls of their locker rooms or hang ...


September 7, 2018

N.J. football coach fired after leaving profane voicemail with parent of former player

A New Jersey football coach was fired from his high school job today after leaving a profanity-laced voicemail with the parent of a former player on his youth team. In the message, the coach threatens to blitz his defense on every single play until "...


September 4, 2018

Houston Texans turf donated to local high school

The Panthers of C.E. King high school are officially playing football on the same NFL home field as the 2017 Houston Texans. The ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey with the christening of their Hella...


August 29, 2018

6 steps to mastering tough conversations

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said, "Confrontation is simply meeting the truth head on." Whether it’s with an employee, a colleague a spouse or one of your children, tough conversations are something all of us have to have, but non...


August 29, 2018

Oakland Raiders donate $250K to save high school sports

The Oakland Raiders made a $250,000 donation to save sports that were eliminated by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) due to budget constraints. The OUSD announced earlier this year that it would cut 50 percent of its sports teams for the...