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September 7, 2010

H.S. Field Hockey Adopts ’Self-Start’ Rule

The National Federation of State High School Associations has adopted the "self-start" rule for the upcoming field hockey season, meaning players can immediately advance the ball through dribble or self pass for 16-yard hits, side-ins, free hits, lon...


July 6, 2010

Former Girls’ Hockey Coach Cleared Of Sexual Misconduct

A former girls’ hockey coach at Park of Cottage Grove High School was found not guilty Tuesday morning on charges that he had illicit sex at his former Woodbury home with two 16-year-old players he coached the previous season.Eric P. Darwitz, 3...


April 20, 2010

Minneapolis Public Schools Merge Hockey Teams

Citing a rash of graduating seniors and a lack of players in the youth program, the seven public high schools in Minneapolis, Minn., have merged their teams into one squad.http://www.startribune.com/sports/preps/91560369.html?elr=KArks:DCiUHc3E7_V_nD...


April 16, 2010

Hockey Team To Run Parts Of Boston Marathon With Coach

Richard Higgins, the junior varsity hockey coach at Weymouth High (Mass.), is running the Boston Marathon Monday...and his team is supporting his effort by joining him. Higgins suffered a mild stroke 18 months ago but has worked his way back into mar...


March 18, 2010

The benefits of variable resistance in training

Strength and conditioning coaches are always searching for ways to improve the equipment they have been blessed (or cursed) with. Some prefer free weights, others are more receptive to machines, while coaches like myself will incorporate all kinds...


March 3, 2010

U of Wisconsin Shelves Plan For Practice Hockey Rink

The University of Wisconsin has shelved a $25 million project to build an on-campus and competition rink for the men’s and women’s hockey programs. Athletic director Barry Alvarez said the delay is occuring due to the lack of private dona...


February 10, 2010

Coaches Fistfight After 4- To 6-Year-Old Hockey Game

The coaches of two youth hockey teams that feature players ranging in age from 4 to 6 years old got in a fistfight following a game Saturday. The head coach of a team from Allen Park (Mich.) called the coach of a team from Taylor a "bad coach and a p...


February 5, 2010

Hockey Player Collapses, Dies After Practice

Matt McCarthy, a senior captain of the Pentucket Regional High School (Mass.) hockey team, collapsed and died after practice yesterday. There hasn’t been a determination of death. One player reported that McCarthy’s "lungs hurt."http://ww...


February 5, 2010

Girls Hockey Team Suspended For Playing In Non-School Event

The Falmouth High School girls hockey team had to deal with the suspension of seven players, head coach and an assistant coach recently. Those players participated in the Polar Bear Holiday Tournament in Connecticut, which was a non-school athletic e...


February 3, 2010

17-Time State Title Field Hockey Coach Still Recovering

Jane Nixon, the field hockey coach at Pioneer High School (Mich.) who has led her squad to 17 state titles, still is recovering from an accident Nov. 18, 2009, when she was riding as a passenger on a scooter that lost control and ran into a car. Nixo...