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high school
November 12, 2021

The Article Every High School Athlete Must Read

High school athletes, no matter your sport, this one’s for you. However, if you’re just in it for the letter, don’t waste your time reading. This is for the athlete with true dedication and commitment. The one working on skills after practice, ...


leadership
November 11, 2021

Leadership Issues Facing Youth Sports

Growing up, I played roller hockey with the neighborhood kids. We played without the watchful eye of a coach or parent. Never once was I corrected for the litany of “mistakes” I made every day. When disagreements occurred, no coach or parent was ...


quality
November 10, 2021

The Challenge of Hiring Quality Coaches

For some athletic administrators, it has become more difficult to hire quality coaches and this may even be a greater concern involving a few sports which traditionally lack a large number of candidates. Therefore, it comes down to taking three c...


successful
November 9, 2021

10 Traits of a Successful Athletic Program — Part 1

As we travel our country to speak, we get the opportunity to observe a lot of different high school and college programs. We have also learned that the two main places we get invited to are those schools that are very successful and those that are re...


osu
November 3, 2021

OSU MBB’s Appeal Rejected; Banned for 2022 Tournament

The NCAA rejected Oklahoma State's appeal of a postseason ban ruling from 2021 — upholding the initial punishment, according to a report from CBS Sports on Wednesday. That means the Cowboys men's basketball team will remain ineligible for the 2022 ...


illinois
November 3, 2021

NCAA Suspends All-American for NIL Violations Prior to New Rule

One of college basketball's biggest names will not appear in the first three games of the season due to prior violations of the former name, image, and likeness (NIL) policy of the NCAA. Kofi Cockburn, the University of Illinois junior center and ...


cockiness
November 3, 2021

The Difference Between Confidence & Cockiness

If confidence bolsters sports performance, does cockiness vault performance to a higher level? The confidence versus cockiness debate has endured for decades. Cockiness is often equated with supreme confidence. In the sporting world, several terms...


rhode-island
November 3, 2021

Former Rhode Island Basketball Coach Investigated for Naked Body Evaluations

A middle school basketball coach from Rhode Island is on administrative leave and under investigation after being accused of performing "fat tests" on naked or nearly naked student-athletes. According to an investigative report from WPRI-TV, forme...


game film
November 1, 2021

How To Approach Watching Game Film

Nowadays every coach is watching game film, whether it be of their own team or upcoming opponents. The classic cliche of a coach post-game telling reporters "we'll have to look at the tape," is a dated phrase — referring to the time when a game ...


referee shortage
October 26, 2021

NFHS Cites Referee Shortage in US as ‘Crisis Level’

Since taking on the position of the executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Dr. Karissa Niehoff has penned op-eds on issues surrounding high school athletics. So when the ever-growing referee shortag...