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September 2, 2020

IHSA Offers Guidance on Contact Days

Football will not be played in the fall for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), but the state's high school governing body has offered guidance on "contact days" for high-risk sports like football. According to a report from WAND NBC-17, ...


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...


February 2, 2018

Lacrosse remains fastest growing high school sport

This is the seventh year of Coach & Athletic Director’s survey of high school athletic administrators. The results help us develop and our editorial vision, while offering readers a glimpse at the opportunities and challenges in prep sports. ...


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

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.  ...


December 22, 2017

High school lacrosse participation topped 200,000 in 2016-17

Participation in high school lacrosse topped 200,000 boys and girls during the 2016-17 school, an all-time high. Data from National Federation of High School Sports Association's (NFHS) annual survey....


February 2, 2017

Iowa lawmakers take aim at concussions in sports

Iowa legislators have introduced a bill that would require schools to have health care professionals on the sidelines during all contact sports. The bill is currently at the committee level, and it's unclear how much support it has within the legi...


October 27, 2016

Texas votes against sanctioning lacrosse, water polo

Texas' athletic association has rejected proposals to sanction new sports, including lacrosse, water polo and gymnastics. [caption id="attachment_16965" align="alignright" width="281"] Photo: Marie-Lan Nguyen[/caption] The University Interscho...


September 24, 2015

The rise of lacrosse

Susie Knoblauch couldn’t help but notice lacrosse stitching itself into the fabric of everyday life in her Midwest town during the better part of the past decade. She saw it on the bumpers stickers decorating the back of cars more frequently as ...