The challenges of a ‘no-cut policy’ in athletics

Coaches at Kennedy High School (Iowa) discuss the district's no-cut policy and the challenges it creates within their programs. https://youtu.be/e_LfeRe6f5k...

April 18, 2017

Poll: Are no-cut policies good for athletic programs?

In March, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether they believed high schools should have a no-cut policy in their athletic programs. Some schools use the policy to allow all students the opportunity to participate in sports, while others b...

August 4, 2016

Making the case for cuts

How cutting kids from teams has long-term benefits One of the most difficult times for any coach are tryouts. Some schools have programs where the numbers dictate the need for making cuts. No coach enjoys this part of the job — not a single on...

April 12, 2016

Budget forces N.Y. school district to consider dropping football

The Oswego City School District (New York) is considering dropping football and other sports teams to address a $5 million shortfall in its budget. In addition to the athletic department changes, the district could also cut 51 jobs beginning with...

March 14, 2013

The athletic budget balancing act

Deep cuts in high school sports means athletic directors must take new approaches to planning, fundraising and revenue opportunities When Jim Quatromoni joined Hull High School (Mass.) six years ago as athletic director, he inherited a $280,000 ...