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non-core
July 29, 2021

Cultivating the Non-Core Sports

There was obvious concern among athletic administrators when last year’s national survey revealed a decline in high school sports participation nationwide. But there was good news, and it might have been surprising to some. The positive data came f...


marysville
July 27, 2021

Enhancing the Student-Athlete Experience the Marysville Way

In the Marysville Athletic Department, we talk a lot about our purpose in interscholastic athletics and why we do what we do, and there is a huge emphasis on the student-athlete experience.  For most, the four years that student-athletes have to ...


fundraising
July 26, 2021

Fundraising Outside the Box

New equipment, fresh uniforms, travel expenses, referee costs, strength and conditioning training tools — all of these things need to be bought and paid for to help athletic programs be successful.  Unfortunately, there has yet to be a discover...


motivation
July 21, 2021

Fostering Intrinsic Motivation in Youth Athletes

In “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”, Daniel Pink argues that creative, non-routine work is best achieved when incentives provide workers with autonomy, mastery, and purpose.  The solutions to game situations are far from ...


nil
July 13, 2021

NFHS: NIL Doesn’t Extend to High School

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) executive director has spoken out on what the NCAA's implementation of NIL means for high school student-athletes. Spoiler alert: it means nothing. Dr. Karissa Niehoff recently pe...


auriemma
July 7, 2021

Geno Auriemma Weighs In on New NCAA Rule

With the NCAA adopting new interim policies regarding student-athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness, industry leaders are weighing in on what it could mean for the future of their respective sports. Take UConn women's basketball h...


nil policy
July 1, 2021

All NCAA Divisions Adopt Interim NIL Policy

As of Thursday, July 1, all NCAA collegiate student-athletes have the opportunity to benefit from their name, image and likeness as the institution adopted an interim NIL policy for all three divisions. “This is an important day for college athl...


safe
June 30, 2021

3 Questions To Ask To Help Keep Athletes Safe

Keeping student-athletes safe is not solely the job of the athletic trainer and/or the coach. It is a collaborative effort of the athletic trainer, coach and his/her staff, athletic administrations, referees, parents and spectators. Maintaining a ...


tortillas
June 24, 2021

California HS Basketball Coach Fired Following Tortillas Incident at Game

A California high school basketball coach was fired by the local school board earlier this week, days after someone threw tortillas at an opposing team during a weekend game. According to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune, during a weekend...


trainers
June 22, 2021

Between the Lines: Thank You, Athletic Trainers

Since midway through 2020, we’ve looked at our healthcare workers in a different light. Doctors, nurses, first responders, hospice care workers — all of whom work in high-stress situations on a daily basis — were pushed to their limits with the...