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April 24, 2017

Five training tips all coaches must know

It has been said to never let the things that matter the least get in the way of things that matter the most. In the wide and varied world of training activities, that axiom holds special meaning. It can be easy to get caught-up in superficial, insig...


April 13, 2017

Study: Individual-sport athletes suffer more overuse injuries

A new study published this week concluded that individual-sport athletes who specialize suffer more overuse injuries than those who play team sports. The study, published in The Physician and Sportsmedicine, concluded that young athletes who ...


April 10, 2017

Ohio school district fined $10K for trying to lose football game

The Dayton School District (Ohio) was fined $10,000 last week after a five-month investigation concluded that one of its high school football teams tried to intentionally lose a game. The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) said Dunbar ...


April 5, 2017

Big Ten backs off some Friday football games

The Big Ten has rescheduled two of its Friday football games next season, a reaction to critics who thought the schedule could negatively affect attendance at high school games. The Big Ten Conference announced last fall it would play six primetim...


March 20, 2017

USA Football accepting applications for equipment grants

Youth, middle school and high school football programs may apply now through April 12 for USA Football’s grant program, offering nearly $2 million in resources to benefit young athletes.  All schools and youth football organizations that are 501(...


March 7, 2017

Arizona could allow year-round access by high school coaches

Arizona's athletic association this week will vote whether to ease restrictions on access for high school coaches, allowing them year-round interaction with student-athletes. The move is reportedly an effort to curb influence by club coaches and ...


March 1, 2017

N.C. legislator: Parents will not be allowed to clear concussed kids

A controversial proposal in North Carolina that would have allowed parents to clear their concussed children for action was the result of a typo, a state lawmaker said. The bill (H.B. 116) made headlines Tuesday after one of its provisions gave pa...


February 23, 2017

NFHS makes football rules changes for blindside blocks, pop-up kicks

The National Federation of State High School Associations' Football Rules Committee this week approved 11 rules changes, most of which will be in place for the 2017 season. [caption id="attachment_14860" align="alignright" width="276"] Photo: Kevi...


February 7, 2017

Team unity with the ‘Family Stick’

Kennedy High School (Iowa) head football coach Brian White talks about team unity and how an idea from Kansas State University helped strengthen the players' commitment. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ4gxZxnICg[/embed]...


February 3, 2017

OSU football coach Mike Gundy values multi-sport athletes

Football players hoping to be recruited by Oklahoma State University can improve their chances by playing multiple sports in high school. [caption id="attachment_19195" align="alignright" width="230"] Photo: KT King[/caption] OSU football coach...