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ahsaa
October 19, 2020

AHSAA Releases Best Practices for Winter Sports Season

As we draw closer to the winter sports season, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) has released a guide of best practices for athletic directors and coaches to proceed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10-page document covers guidan...


nfhs
September 22, 2020

NFHS State-by-State Updates on Fall Sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has been tracking the status of fall sports on a state-by-state basis with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The organization shared its latest update on Monday, September 21, with a de...


state
August 19, 2020

Where Each State Stands with Fall Sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has kept an updated tracker of where all 50 states stand in their efforts to resume fall sports safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on how hard their region has been hit, so...


fall sports
July 31, 2020

Fall Sports Updates for MHSAA, IHSA

Two state high school athletic organizations have announced decisions in its efforts to restart athletic activities safely — including moving the fall sports schedule to the springtime. On July 29, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) rel...


organizations
July 22, 2020

State Organizations Announce Start Dates for Fall Sports

A few state high school athletic organizations have announced tentative start dates for the fall sports season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the Florida High School Athletic Association ...


April 17, 2020

Choosing turf: how one school district implemented a superior product

{Sponsored} Ten years ago, the Hamburg Area School District in Pennsylvania renovated the stadium that contained their football field as well as the track. At the time, the field was grass, and it was subject to all of the issues that can result from...


March 4, 2019

10 considerations for coaching in the technology era

How many coaches can say they coached the same sport at the same school for 35 years? Steve Kostka can. Kostka started coaching girls track and field at just 22 years old, and things were quite different back then. He came from both high school...


January 18, 2019

2018 High School Cross Country Coaches of the Year named

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named the state-by-state winners of its fourth annual High School Coach of the Year award for cross country. One boys coach and one girls coach from each of the 50 sta...


January 8, 2018

9 effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75 percent of their time teaching the sport to their players, and the other 25 percent of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. The problem is that many coaches...


December 31, 2017

Track, volleyball most popular sports among U.S. high school girls

Nearly 500,000 high school girls participated in track and field during the 2016-17 school year, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' annual survey.  ...