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california
February 8, 2021

California HS Football Players Join New League Against COVID Restrictions

High school football has been pushed back, postponed, rescheduled, and once again placed on hold in California since the outbreak of COVID-19. Following a summer in which Golden State high school programs prepped in hopes of having some semblance ...


ihsa
February 4, 2021

IHSA Adds Flexibility to Athletic Scheduling

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA), in coordination with the state's health department, has released updated scheduling guidelines that will allow for more flexibility in the upcoming athletic seasons. As athletics resumed in the state, s...


eight
February 3, 2021

Small Game, Big Results: Eight-Man Football Adds Alternative for Small Schools

In some parts of the U.S., the only variation of football besides the traditional 11-on-11 tackle football is flag football. But sprinkled in throughout the country are schools with nine, eight, or even six-man football. These types of programs are o...


football
February 1, 2021

Football Set for February in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) announced late last week that football, along with other postponed fall sports, can begin on February 22. The "Fall II" season is expected to run from the 22nd through April 25 and will...


mhsaa
January 29, 2021

MHSAA Director Says ‘Hundreds’ of Kids Playing Out of State Sports

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) released a statement this week reaffirming its commitment to play winter sports once the current restrictions are lifted by the state's department of health. At the moment, all winter contact s...


technology
January 27, 2021

On the Cutting Edge: 7 Updates in Football Technology

Ever since Vince Lombardi instituted harsh regimens and demanded absolute dedication and efforts from his players during his first training camp as head coach of the Green Bay Packers in 1959, coaches far and wide have been in search of a usable comp...


nfhs
January 27, 2021

NFHS Announces 2019-20 Coach of the Year Winners

Twenty-three high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2020 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.  The NFHS, which has been recognizing co...


transgender
January 22, 2021

Executive Order Says Schools to Include Transgender Athletes in Girls’ Sports

On his first day in the Oval Office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that is calling on schools across the country to allow transgender student-athletes to participate in the sport of their gender identity. The order, aimed at "prev...


california
January 21, 2021

Two California Football Teams Held Scrimmage Against Shutdowns

Two California high school football teams gathered over the weekend to play a game, potentially violating California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and Southern Section rules as well as state health orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According...


coaching
January 20, 2021

Iron Sharpens Iron: Forged in the Crucible of Coaching

For the past 45 years, I’ve had the honor of being called “coach.” It represents more than a title or job description, it was a way of life that was rewarding in so many ways — and endearing on a daily basis. The most influential people in...