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November 6, 2019

Superior Performance: selecting the best flooring for your sports facility

{Sponsored} Since 1897, members of the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) have been dedicated to producing some of the highest quality sports flooring systems throughout the world. And when it comes to deciding on your athletic facilityâ...


April 26, 2019

Maple Sports Floors — The Smart Choice

{Sponsored} When choosing a new gymnasium floor, several factors will influence the material choice. Will the space be multipurpose? Is it in an elementary school that also uses the gymnasium as a cafeteria? What sports will utilize the space? What t...


January 18, 2019

Two reasons coaches need to continue to improve

The following is an article written by Ethan Pheister, assistant volleyball coach at the University of South Carolina, for the American Volleyball Coaches Association. As I sit here and reflect on the time spent in Minneapolis for the American Vol...


January 17, 2019

Texas high school volleyball coach resigns after parents gripe about playing time

Unruly sports parents claimed another victim this week, this time forcing out a Texas high school volleyball coach with complaints over playing time. Amarillo High School coach Kori Clements lasted just one season with the program, leading the La...


September 20, 2018

Arena video boards benefit CCHS curriculum

[caption id="attachment_26938" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Teca Maxwell, Sportable Scoreboards’ marketing manager for Score Rewards, presents $1,000 check inside Rocket Arena to Crittenden County High School student Skyler James, and systems e...


July 13, 2018

5 strategies for small schools to succeed against bigger programs

In 2015, a statewide reclassification in Georgia forced us to either compete in class A or to make the leap to AAA. With an upper school enrollment of nearly 450 students, we would compete against schools with nearly 1,100 kids. For many reasons, in...


June 18, 2018

Cutting-edge video technology boosts connections with parents, fans

{Sponsored} In many schools and clubs, it’s not uncommon to see a parent or volunteer behind a camera or tablet recording games. But oftentimes, it can be difficult and unreliable to find someone willing to give up their time to record video, p...


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.  ...