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high school sports

Tony Gonzalez KC Chiefs
August 7, 2019

NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez pushes multisport participation

Former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez credits multiple sports with his development as a young football star, and he wants today's athletes to follow his lead. Gonzalez spoke Saturday during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, ...


August 1, 2019

Wis. school district passes rule against dual-sport athletes

A Wisconsin school district passed a new rule this week that prevents athletes from playing more than one sport in a single season. School board members debated the issue Monday before it passed by a 4-3 vote. Those who stood against the proposal ...


baseball player on field
July 11, 2019

Colorado mandates mental health training for all coaches

Colorado high school coaches will now be required to take a course that improves their abilities to help student-athletes who may be struggling with mental health difficulties. The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) adopted the re...


bass fishing
June 30, 2019

Louisiana approves bass fishing as a trial high school sport

Louisiana high school students will have the opportunity to participate in bass fishing as a sanctioned sport during the upcoming school year. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) approved it on a trial basis during the 2019-20 s...


June 17, 2019

Study: Team sports participation improves workplace attitudes, performance

New research found that employees who participated in team sports at some point in their life are more likely to believe their work team exceeds its goals, trust their co-workers, and tap into their individual strengths every day on the job. [c...


May 22, 2019

Kentucky spectator conduct policy suspends ejected fans

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) adopted a "spectator conduct" provision that suspends spectators who are ejected from games. The approved policy states that any adult spectator at a KHSAA sanctioned event who is removed by sc...


May 8, 2019

Illinois mandates background checks for high school referees

Illinois will now require background checks as part of the registration process for officiating high school sports. The Illinois High School Association's (IHSA) Board of Directors approved the change during its meeting last month. The policy goes...


April 30, 2019

Indiana passes mercy rule for football, suspensions for ejected fans

From the IHSAA Indiana's athletic association on Monday adopted a new mercy rule in football and gave schools the power to suspend unruly fans. The mercy rule goes into effect this fall. It was a joint effort with the Indiana Football Coaches A...