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athletics

September 20, 2018

Creating an emergency plan for athletic programs

Part of the Boy Scout motto is to be prepared, and the same holds true for athletic administrators who must prepare emergency plans. At athletic events, there may be injuries or problems in the stands with disruptive fans. Lightning can strike during...


August 21, 2018

Texas school districts adopt clear-bag policy for events

Two Texas school districts have implemented a clear-bag policy for all athletic events in an effort to keep fans safe. The Austin Independent School District begins its clear-bag policy on Aug. 30, enforcing the restriction at five different facil...


April 12, 2018

Making the most of the offseason

Athletes and coaches need a balance of work and rest to succeed in their sports The high school sports season generally starts with a great amount of excitement and energy and usually ends — with the exception of state champions — with a col...


April 6, 2018

Father sues Maine school for keeping son off baseball team

The father of a Portland (Maine) high school baseball player is suing the district for not allowing his son to play for the team this season. A judge is expected to hear the case next week and determine whether to force the district to allow Howa...


March 2, 2017

Utah advancing bill that would change state athletic association

Utah's legislature is moving a bill that would take some power away from the state's athletic association and create more transparency from the organization. The bill (HB 413) passed through the House Education committee on Wednesday, despite obje...


July 11, 2016

The four stages of achieving perfect team chemistry

While chemistry class is not required for most coaches, it's typically one of the most important subjects to comprehend. One of the best ways to build team chemistry is to have a clear understanding of the typical stages of team development. M...


April 27, 2016

Students, faculty want Eastern Michigan to drop DI football

Faculty and students at Eastern Michigan University want the school to drop from Division I football, citing low attendance figures and the costs of keeping the program running. A report from the university, according to the Detroit Free Press, fo...


September 16, 2015

Survey: Should athletes be required to maintain 2.0 GPA?

In August, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether students should be required to maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in interscholastic sports. Some schools have lowered their standards for student-athletes, and while some agreed the move wa...