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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...


October 1, 2021

Be Ready for the Start of the Season

{Sponsored} With season right around the corner, have you checked over your equipment? A loose net or broken rim will only delay your team’s success. It is necessary for every facility to look over their equipment before practice starts to ensure ...


hazing
September 29, 2021

Colorado High School Names New Coach Following Hazing Incident

A Colorado high school football team was allowed to resume practice this week for the first time since being suspended amid a sexual misconduct and hazing investigation. Falcon High School will now be lead by Josh Flores, who started the season as...


maine
September 28, 2021

Maine HS Field Hockey Programs at Odds with Goggle Mandate

In 2020, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) revised its rules for the sport of field hockey, no longer requiring players to wear protective goggles during competition — leaving the choice up to the player. Maine is one...


shortage
September 27, 2021

Oregon’s HS Referee Shortage Expected to Worsen with Upcoming Vaccination Mandate

By October 18, all K-12 school employees and volunteers in Oregon will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an announcement from Gov. Kate Brown. The requirement will also extend to those who work with students, including re...