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July 13, 2018

5 strategies for small schools to succeed against bigger programs

In 2015, a statewide reclassification in Georgia forced us to either compete in class A or to make the leap to AAA. With an upper school enrollment of nearly 450 students, we would compete against schools with nearly 1,100 kids. For many reasons, in...


June 18, 2018

Trinity-Pawling hockey wins league championship using video technology

[caption id="attachment_26640" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The Trinity-Pawling Varsity Ice Hockey Team, champions of the Founders League. Photo: Trinity-Pawling School[/caption] {Sponsored} The 2018 varsity ice hockey season for Trinity-Pawli...


April 30, 2018

Coach certification is vital to schools

In most professions, individuals must meet high standards and earn a certification or license. This includes lawyers, medical doctors, plumbers and truck drivers. In education, teachers have to earn an instructional certificate in their subject ma...


January 25, 2018

Cultivating a team identity

For four years as a player and another six as a coach at Rutgers University, “play all nine innings” was a consistent theme under our hall of fame head coach, Fred Hill. It wouldn’t be until years later, when I had my own clubs as a minor leagu...


January 8, 2018

Nine 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...


March 29, 2017

U. of North Dakota cuts women’s hockey, swimming/diving

The University of North Dakota announced today that it will discontinue its varsity women’s hockey and men’s & women’s swimming/diving programs at the end of the academic year due to budget cuts. Earlier this year, UND President Mark ...


March 1, 2017

Erie CC hockey player suspended after hitting referee

An Erie Community College (N.Y.) hockey player has been suspended one week after leveling a referee during the NJCAA Championship game last weekend. In a video posted by Sports Illustrated, freshman Brandon Day — his team trailing 7-4 late in t...


February 9, 2017

New York HS hockey player ejected after shoving referee to the ice

A New York high school hockey player could be facing a lengthy suspension after shoving a referee to the ice during a game last weekend. The Williamsville East player was being ushered off the ice for a roughing penalty when he suddenly turned and...


February 8, 2016

Wisconsin sees sharp decline in hockey referees

Wisconsin high school hockey officials say they're concerned about the sharp decline in the number of certified referees within the sport. [caption id="attachment_15351" align="alignright" width="255"] Photo: Devan Mighton, Wikimedia Commons[/cap...


December 21, 2015

N.J. high school hockey team illegally deploys two goalies

Using two goalies during a hockey game is a fantastic idea, but it's also one that happens to be illegal. One New Jersey high school hockey team tried this strategy during a game Sunday, facing an opponent that, by all accounts, was heavily favore...