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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 27, 2017

Football still far and away most popular sport among high school boys

More than one million American boys played high school football in 2016-17. While it is still the most played sport among boys, participation decreased by more than 23,000 players from the previous year. (See chart at bottom of page.) Data compile...


November 30, 2017

California youth soccer referee quits over parents

A referee for a California youth soccer league is calling it quits after more than a decade on the field. And he's leaving because of the parents. Avery Krut notified the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) earlier this month that he is ste...


October 24, 2017

Soccer: FC Barcelona star passing pattern

The Hickory High School (Pennsylvania) girls soccer team made history during the 2016 season. Head coach B.J. Rudge and the Lady Hornets became the first team in Mercer County to advance to the final four, recording a school-record 17 shutouts i...


October 24, 2017

Soccer: Hickory High’s 6-on-4 drill

The Hickory High School (Pennsylvania) girls soccer team made history during the 2016 season. Head coach B.J. Rudge and the Lady Hornets became the first team in Mercer County to advance to the final four, recording a school-record 17 shutouts in 24...


July 6, 2017

S.C. youth soccer league creates rule to quiet parents

A South Carolina youth soccer organization is taking a unique approach to silence the boisterous parents who regularly harass referees. The South Carolina Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA) recently dispatched a memo to parents, saying that during "...


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 ...


February 27, 2017

Pa. HS soccer team’s unbreakable defense records 17 shutouts

B.J. Rudge’s first step in creating a fierce defense was admitting he couldn’t do it alone. An offensive player in high school and college, Rudge naturally approached the game from one side of the ball. So to build a complete team, he needed help...


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...


November 22, 2016

NFHS survey: High school football decline is slowing

The latest national participation survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations revealed that more kids are playing prep sports than ever before. That’s a fine achievement, but the focus continues to be on football and whether...