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focus
October 20, 2021

Hudl’s Focus Camera Brings Ease on Sidelines

How do you improve on a program that has won six state championships in the last 12 years in the state of Texas? What can you continually integrate into your program that not only represents your core values and helps you stay up-to-date in the techn...


washington
October 19, 2021

Washington State Head Football Coach Fired Over Vaccine Mandate

Washington State University fired its head football coach, Nick Rolovich, this week after he refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine — as required via mandate for state employees. Cougars defensive coordinator Jake Dickert will replace Rolovich as ...


attitude
October 18, 2021

Defining Athletic Attitude

We hear coaches use the word “attitude” frequently. Have you ever defined exactly what “attitude” means to you? The more clearly you can define anything, the better chance young people will understand and apply it. Clarity and brevity (with d...


vermont
October 14, 2021

Vermont High Schools Address Racial, Transphobic Slurs at Volleyball Game

A Vermont high school volleyball game was suspended by referees last week after racial and transphobic slurs were hurled towards players from Burlington High School. According to a report from the Burlington Free Press, once the game official was ...


homecoming
October 13, 2021

Michigan HS Cancels Homecoming Game Due to Referee Shortage

A Michigan high school football team was forced to cancel its homecoming game because of a lack of available referees. Mount Clemens High School principal Kirk Duncan sent out a letter to all parents informing them of the canceled game, although t...


aid
October 7, 2021

High Schools Shifting COVID Aid to Athletics

In an effort to help schools reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress issued $123 billion from its federal pandemic relief aid plan. And with little limits on how the money can be spent by the schools, many are opting to use large port...


officials
October 7, 2021

Citing Abuse, MA Hockey Officials Quitting En Masse

As of October 5, Massachusetts youth hockey referees have lost roughly half of their officials from a year ago due to ongoing harassment and abuse from parents, coaches, and players. Typically, the Association for Referees of Massachusetts Hockey ...


referee shortage
October 6, 2021

PA High School Releases Statement After Player Pushed Ref Post-Game

A Pennsylvania school district released a statement earlier this week confirming that a member from its football team attacked an official during a Friday evening game. On Monday, following Spring Grove High School's Friday evening game against Do...


evaluation
October 5, 2021

How to Give an Impactful Athlete Evaluation

As a coach, each piece of feedback you provide an athlete, whether positive or negative, will give them a sense of clarity and purpose in their sport. Often at the end of an event or season, coaches present this feedback in a comprehensive and for...


Louisville
October 4, 2021

Louisville MBB Involved in More NCAA Allegations from Mack Era

The University of Louisville men's basketball team is once again caught in the crosshairs of the NCAA amid more allegations stemming from the time when Chris Mack had the reins of the program. The allegations come in the form of an amendment to Lo...