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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...


February 8, 2018

Eight tips for coaching girls at all levels

The goal for coaches is to win games and turn athletes into quality people. But there may come a time when you're asked to adjust your style to accommodate the opposite gender or coach a group of athletes you may not be familiar with. For some...


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 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...


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 ...


February 14, 2016

Battling overuse injuries in swimming

The general approach to training is that more is better, but that’s not always the case. Athletes at all levels understand the risks of overuse injuries, and that’s no different in swimming than it is in other sports like track and field or ba...


December 21, 2015

Kansas HS swimming coach saves athlete in near-drowning

A Kansas high school swimming coach reportedly saved one of his athletes over the weekend in a near-drowning incident during a team practice. [caption id="attachment_14879" align="alignright" width="310"] Screenshot via KSHB in Kansas City.[/capti...


April 14, 2015

Western Kentucky suspends swimming and diving program

Western Kentucky University announced today it is suspending the swimming and diving program for five years after an investigation discovered multiple Title IX violations. [caption id="attachment_11626" align="alignright" width="191"] Western Kent...


April 7, 2015

Investigation finds Title IX violations at Western Kentucky

Swim team members at Western Kentucky University were subjected to hazing and sexual assault, according to documents obtained by the College Heights Herald. [caption id="attachment_11626" align="alignright" width="207"] Western Kentucky Universit...