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January 18, 2021

Coaching Football During COVID-19

In many parts of the country, Friday nights in the fall wouldn’t be complete without the local high school football team taking the field. Like many other facets of life in 2020, however, high school football traditions have been turned upside d...


youth football
January 15, 2021

Tapping into Youth Football to Sustain Your Future

Years of struggling seasons led to a dwindling player base at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Football in the resort community was sinking fast and the Dolphins' athletic department was considering mooring the progr...


survey
January 12, 2021

10th Annual Athletic Directors Survey

Are high school athletic programs struggling financially? How have athletic departments responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? Which sports are being added to athletic departments in the not-so-distant future? These are a few of the questions we answer ...


isva
January 7, 2021

Registration Open for ISVA 2021 Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for Joining Forces to Enhance Athletic Performance (www.isva2021.com), the 5th Annual International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) conference.  The 2021 conference will be live online on Saturday, February 20 – Sunday, F...


suspended
December 18, 2020

Texas HS Football Player Suspended for Rest of Academic Year

The defensive player from Edinburg (TX) High School, who was charged with assault after tackling a referee from behind during a playoff football game, has been suspended from all sports for the remainder of the year. The University Interscholastic...


transgender
December 16, 2020

Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill to Block Transgender Girls from Women’s Sports

Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced a bill this week that would use Title IX rules to not allow transgender girls from competing in women's athletics run by federally funded schools. The congresswoman released a statement late...


south carolina
December 14, 2020

Basketball Brings COVID Challenges for South Carolina Schools

The high school basketball season is already underway in South Carolina, and teams have already been met with positive COVID-19 cases and game cancelations. In a recent report from TheState.com, it was noted that roughly 170 of 394 public school v...


student-athletes
December 12, 2020

Guiding Coaches to create Positive Working-Relationships with Student-Athletes

While coaches should prepare their teams to win games, it is essential to remind them that the number one objective in education-based athletics is the growth and development of student-athletes. And this fundamental point does not strictly or narrow...


players
December 11, 2020

It’s Not Just Players Who Need to be Who They Are

As coaches, we often talk about the importance of our players being who they are and doing what they do. We want them to use their gifts, play with their personalities, and not try to be someone else. Players who truly know themselves have the best c...


florida
December 9, 2020

Florida Football Coach Fired Following Post-Game Fight

A Florida high school football coach has been fired following his program's punishment for its role in a playoff postgame altercation in late November. Rich Bedesem, in his fifth season at Wekiva (FL) High School in the Orlando area, confirmed his...