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June 19, 2018

Texas strengthens rules to address ejections in HS sports

The governing body for Texas high school sports has approved new measures to address the rise in players who are ejected from games. According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, more than 1,600 players were ejected in University Interscholastic Leagu...


June 19, 2018

2018 Coaches Report: Fighting sport specialization

For seven years, Coach & Athletic Director has published a report examining high school sports through the eyes of the athletic director. The success of our annual State of the Industry survey, and the insight it has provided athletic administrat...


June 18, 2018

2018 Coaches Report: Relationships with parents

For seven years, Coach & Athletic Director has published a report examining high school sports through the eyes of the athletic director. The success of our annual State of the Industry survey, and the insight it has provided athletic administrat...


June 15, 2018

Michigan parent charged after slashing coach’s tires

A Michigan father is facing charges after he was caught on video slashing the tires of his son's basketball coach during a game last season. According to WXYZ in Detroit, Gary Maudin was seen on video on his way to the coach's car during a game be...


June 15, 2018

Strategies to coaching your sports parents

We all realize the need to coach our athletes, and I would be willing to bet that most of you have at least heard about coaching your coaches. It’s imperative though to remember the third aspect of our high school athletic programs when we talk ...


June 14, 2018

Study: More than 80% of kids downplay, hide sports injuries

A new study conducted by the Auckland University of Technology Sports Performance Research Institute in New Zealand found that more than 80 percent of kids downplay or hide injuries suffered while playing sports. Researchers surveyed 262 boys and...


June 13, 2018

N.Y. coach wins $50K defamation settlement against parents

It's not uncommon for parents to go after a coach's job when they're unhappy, but it is rare for the coach to fight back with a lawsuit. Former Honeoye Central High School (N.Y.) boys basketball coach Mark Storm last month won a $50,000 settlement...


May 30, 2018

Meeting Your Players in Real-Time on Their Mobile Devices

{Sponsored} Communication is key to a successful coaching effort. Current students heavily rely upon their smartphones for everything, from social interactions to scheduling and, foremost, for communication. In kind, coaches need to meet student-ath...


May 23, 2018

Banner flown over HS baseball game calls for coaches’ firing

Critics of the Briarcliff High School (N.Y.) baseball team's coaching staff found an inventive way to voice their displeasure this week by paying for a large banner to fly over the team's playoff game. The banner, which read “Fire Coaches Schrad...


May 15, 2018

Michigan adopts tougher rules for student-athlete transfers

Michigan's athletic association announced this week it adopted stricter rules for student-athletes who transfer high schools to play sports. Transfers previously were required to sit out one semester, but the Michigan High School Athletic Associat...