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August 28, 2018

By The Numbers: 5 takeaways from the 2017-18 NFHS participation survey

The number of participants in high school sports in 2017-18 reached an all-time record high of 7,979,986, according to figures from the 51 NFHS member state high school associations, which includes the District of Columbia. The number of girls partic...


August 27, 2018

New Jersey, North Carolina lead way in sports safety rankings

As the fall high school sports season gets underway, the latest rankings from the Korey Stringer Institute show that New Jersey and North Carolina are doing the best job in keeping athletes safe. The Korey Stringer Institute at the University of C...


August 24, 2018

High school sports participation increases for 29th straight year

From the NFHS High school sports participation is up for the 29 consecutive year, according to the latest survey numbers from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The number of participants in high school sports in ...


August 23, 2018

N.J. bill would provide job ‘stability’ for HS coaches

A New Jersey lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would provide head coaches at public high schools with greater job securities and push back against unfair dismissals. Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, who has coached high school football for more ...


August 16, 2018

6 strategies to breakthrough to ‘elite’ status

[caption id="attachment_26757" align="aligncenter" width="488"] Photo: Saquon Stimpson, Wikimedia Commons[/caption] What are the keys to helping your team breakthrough to the elite level? Being privileged to work with dozens of teams that have mad...


August 10, 2018

Coach & AD named a finalist in 2018 Folio: Eddie Awards

Sparta, MI, August 9, 2018 — Coach & Athletic Director has been named a finalist in the 2018 Folio Magazine Eddie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial excellence. The magazine was honored specific...


August 8, 2018

Iowa providing concussion insurance to high school athletes

Iowa has become the seventh state to provide concussion insurance to all athletes who participate in state-sanctioned sports. The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau, have secured the HeadStro...


August 7, 2018

Mental keys to athletic improvement and achievement

Doubt in an individual’s mind is the cancer that kills dreams and prevents individuals from pursuing and achieving their ambitious goals.  Dream big. Starting quarterback. All-state. College scholarship. Academic All-American. Professiona...


August 6, 2018

N.M. school board squashes parent code of conduct plan

The Santa Fe (New Mexico) Board of Education rejected a plan that would have allowed its schools to punish student-athletes for their parents' behavior at sporting events. Last month, member schools voted to give the New Mexico Activities Associat...


August 3, 2018

A Coach’s Influence: Using undistracted time with athletes

Coaching in the 21st century has its challenges. On an almost daily basis, articles are published about a coach who is worn out by the pressure of winning or beaten up by complaints about playing time. Despite the pressures that assail coaches, these...