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survey
February 18, 2021

NCAA Survey: Mental Health, More Impacted by Pandemic

As a follow-up to the NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-Being Survey conducted in spring 2020, a similar survey conducted in the fall showed student-athletes continue to face heightened mental health concerns and barriers to sport particip...


chicago
February 17, 2021

Chicago HS Student-Athletes Weigh-In on Pandemic Effects

Approaching nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic overtook the lives of Americans from coast-to-coast, many news outlets are beginning to craft year-long perspectives on the impact of the virus-related shutdowns in various industries. A recent...


virginia
February 13, 2021

Virginia NAIA College Suspends Basketball Players for Kneeling

A Virginia-based National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school forfeited its scheduled game following the suspension of multiple players for previously kneeling during the national anthem. According to reports from CBS-17, Bluefi...


nfhs
February 13, 2021

NFHS Revises Guidance on COVID-19 Transmission During High School Sports

After evaluating experiences of schools participating in high school sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) has revised its May 2020 guidance do...


referees
February 12, 2021

Texas Bill Could Ban Athletes Who Assault Referees

New legislation has been introduced in the state of Texas to punish any students who assault referees during school events. The bill was introduced on Monday by Eddie Lucio, TX-27 state senator, according to a report from EverthingLubbock.com. ...


coaches
February 10, 2021

The Importance of Communication between Athletes & Coaches

The ability to keep things simple is difficult, but it is key to being successful as a sportsperson, and strength-and-conditioning coaches, as well as the support staff, need to be able to explain the what, why, where, when, and how of exercise regim...


california
February 8, 2021

California HS Football Players Join New League Against COVID Restrictions

High school football has been pushed back, postponed, rescheduled, and once again placed on hold in California since the outbreak of COVID-19. Following a summer in which Golden State high school programs prepped in hopes of having some semblance ...


ihsa
February 4, 2021

IHSA Adds Flexibility to Athletic Scheduling

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA), in coordination with the state's health department, has released updated scheduling guidelines that will allow for more flexibility in the upcoming athletic seasons. As athletics resumed in the state, s...


eight
February 3, 2021

Small Game, Big Results: Eight-Man Football Adds Alternative for Small Schools

In some parts of the U.S., the only variation of football besides the traditional 11-on-11 tackle football is flag football. But sprinkled in throughout the country are schools with nine, eight, or even six-man football. These types of programs are o...


football
February 1, 2021

Football Set for February in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) announced late last week that football, along with other postponed fall sports, can begin on February 22. The "Fall II" season is expected to run from the 22nd through April 25 and will...