high school sports

massachusetts
November 6, 2023

Massachusetts superintendent calls for change after boy’s shot causes facial damage

A Massachusetts superintendent is looking for changes within the sport of field hockey after a girl was hit in the mouth by a shot from a boy on an opposing team during a playoff match last week. During the third quarter of the Massachusetts Inter...


michigan
October 24, 2023

Michigan closer to approving NIL for high school athletes

Michigan could become the 35th state to allow high school student-athletes to profit off of their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). Last week, the Michigan House passed a bill that would prohibit athletic associations and schools from not allowing ...


participation
August 31, 2023

High school sports participation rises back to pre-pandemic levels

Participation in high school sports eclipsed 7.8 million in the 2022-23 school year, reflecting a sharp increase from the previous year. The NFHS completed its High School Athletics Participation Survey for a second time after the pandemic interru...


referees
August 23, 2023

Hazing incident results in Florida head coach fired, student-athletes suspended

A Central Florida high school football coach has been fired after a video of the football team participating in hazing events surfaced. Viera High School was the subject of a hazing scandal that prompted a school investigation that resulted in the...


transgender
August 15, 2023

Four more states restrict transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports

With school back in session in some parts of the country, some states will not allow transgender girls to participate in their respective high school's girls' athletic teams. Kansas, North Dakota, and Wyoming had new laws put in place prior to the...


pickleball
August 1, 2023

Pickleball: The Big Sport on Campus

Pickleball is the hottest sport on campus, and USA Pickleball is strongly considering a collegiate category when it hosts its National Championships in Dallas this November. All that growth has trickled down to a demand for more courts at the coll...


student-athletes
June 6, 2023

Keeping the ‘stud’ in student-athletes

As student-athletes returned to campuses in August 2020, many stakeholders had questions and concerns regarding the loss of student learning and the impact the pandemic would have on the students academically, socially, and emotionally. While I think...


sportsmanship
June 6, 2023

A.D.ministration: Sportsmanship starts with the A.D.

One of the basic aspects or fundamental elements of education-based athletics is sportsmanship. Positive, respectful behavior is expected from athletes, coaches, and fans, and this expectation is clearly stated at the beginning of all National Federa...