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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.  ...


July 19, 2017

Oregon HS reaches tentative settlement in Title IX lawsuit

The Lake Oswego School District in Oregon will upgrade its softball team's facilities as part of a settlement that was tentatively reached this week in a 2016 Title IX lawsuit. Ten current and former Lake Oswego High School softball players filed ...


July 18, 2017

Kentucky mandates face protection for prep softball players

Kentucky on Tuesday became the first state to require high school softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen to wear face protection on the field. [caption id="attachment_24405" align="alignleft" width="267"] High school softball pitchers ...


June 20, 2017

Baseball/Softball: Tips for coaching your outfielders

A lot of coaches don’t spend enough time on outfield defense — they just put a couple good athletes out there, hit them some fly balls and hope for the best when it’s their turn to make a play. But any team’s outfield defense can be improved...


May 16, 2017

Ohio considers extending high school baseball, softball seasons

Ohio's athletic association next month could vote on whether to extend the high school baseball and softball seasons by two weeks. [caption id="attachment_15407" align="alignright" width="268"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] According to WCPO.c...


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...


May 5, 2016

John Kruk to coach varsity softball at Florida high school

Former professional baseball player and three-time All Star John Kruk has agreed to coach softball at a Florida high school, according to the Naples Daily News. [caption id="attachment_15902" align="alignleft" width="185"] John Kruk | Photo: Seacr...


April 6, 2016

Oregon prep softball team files Title IX lawsuit against district

An Oregon prep softball team has filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school district, alleging that the program does not receive the same treatment as the baseball team. The Lake Oswego High School softball team outlined a handful of grievances,...


July 16, 2015

Parents of HS softball players file lawsuit alleging Title IX violations

Parents of three Arkansas high school softball players have filed a lawsuit alleging the district doesn't provide equal resources or opportunities for girls teams. [caption id="attachment_13409" align="alignright" width="336"] Three parents have f...