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August 1, 2018

California high school sports participation hits all-time high

Sacramento, Calif. — High school sports participation continues to increase in California and is at an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year according to the 2018 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sports Participation Survey. Up b...


August 1, 2018

Survey: 43% of Michigan HS athletes play multiple sports

A survey released Tuesday by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) showed that nearly 43 percent of the state's high school athletes play more than one sport. The survey was conducted by the MHSAA's Task Force on Multisport Partici...


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July 31, 2018

Jon Lester warns athletes about social media use

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester on Monday issued a warning to young athletes about the way they use their public social media profiles. [caption id="attachment_26692" align="alignright" width="317"] Photo: Arturo Pardavila III, Wikimedia Commons[/...


July 30, 2018

Getting principal, superintendent support against combative sports parents

While most parents appreciate the opportunity that their child has within the athletic program, you may face a few who cause major headaches. This phenomenon has been around for as long as anyone can remember, and some might say it’s worse now than...


July 26, 2018

Study links sport specialization to daytime tiredness

A study conducted by researchers are the University of Wisconsin suggests that athletes who specialize in a single sport are more likely to experience daytime tiredness. The findings mean that specialized athletes may have a harder time focusing i...


July 26, 2018

Arizona athletic transfer numbers remain high despite rule changes

The number of Arizona athletes transferring high schools remains high despite new penalties that were put in place two years ago by the state athletic association. Prior to the 2016-17 school year, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) put...


July 25, 2018

How heat acclimatization guidelines have made a difference

In 2009, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) spearheaded a task force that developed the Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics. David Csillan, a NATA member who...


July 23, 2018

New Mexico association can now punish schools for fan behavior

High schools in New Mexico could now face consequences over unruly fans cheering or jeering their teams. A new rule voted on and approved by the New Mexico Activities Association's (NMAA) member schools allows the state organization to step in and...


July 18, 2018

Building Relationships, Building Muscles

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July 16, 2018

Fixing your football team

During my 23 years coaching football, I’ve had the chance to turn around two losing programs. Both had several commonalities that contributed to their lack of success. Here are 15 of them that all football programs should avoid. 1. Too many offens...