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November 5, 2019

New York school district allocates money for ’emotional support coaches’

A New York school district is taking an unprecedented step by adding four "emotional support coaches" to its athletic program to work with student-athletes. Peekskill City School District, 50 miles north of New York City, is using $13,000 in grant...


November 1, 2019

N.Y. senator proposes harsher penalties for harassing referees

A New York state senator has proposed a bill that would create harsher penalties for anyone who harasses or assaults sports referees. Sen. Rich Funke announced his bill this week at the Schottland YMCA in Pittsford, where he was joined by several ...


October 29, 2019

NCAA begins process to enhance name & likeness opportunities

From the NCAA In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA’s top governing board voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, imag...


October 23, 2019

Missouri school fires all football coaches after suspended player suits up under different name

A St. Louis high school last week fired all of its football coaches and canceled the remainder the season after a suspended running back was caught playing under a different name. Cardinal Ritter College Prep junior Bill Jackson was supposed to se...


waunakee football team culture
October 14, 2019

Chemistry Creators: A deliberate plan to improve team culture

We were on the brink of a fantastic season. This was several years ago, when I had a strong core of returning players and a highly touted recruiting class joining our men’s basketball team at Southern Maine Community College. As head coach, I was...


October 10, 2019

Parent behavior blamed for New Mexico’s soccer referee shortage

Youth soccer games across New Mexico are being canceled in record numbers, and league leaders say abusive parents are the cause. Dave Lauben, who oversees scheduling for high school games, told KOAT in Albuquerque that there are now 85 referees a...


October 2, 2019

Arizona HS football coach steps down amid accusations of running up the score

An Arizona high school football coach resigned Monday after school administrators accused him of running up the score during last week's 60-0 victory. La Joya Community High School football coach Devin Dourisseau met Monday with the school's princ...


david ortiz clutch hitter
September 30, 2019

The Clutch Gene: Can you teach performance under pressure?

[caption id="attachment_28319" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo: Waldo Jaquith, Flickr[/caption] Spend enough time in sports, and you’ll discover that some players just have a knack for making the big play at just the right moment. Sometim...


youth sports lacrosse
September 25, 2019

Study: Sport specialization comes with increased risk for injury

From Brown University A new study finds that kids who specialize in a chosen sport tend to engage in higher levels of vigorous exercise than their peers and may be more likely to sustain injuries, such as stress fractures, tendinitis and ACL tears...


September 18, 2019

Double Coverage: A coach and trainer’s guide to insuring your camps and clinics

{Sponsored} When high schools or school districts host camps, clinics or tryouts, many (if not all) are covered by the school or district’s designated insurance policies. But when it comes to individual coaches or trainers hosting any of these sam...