high school sports

November 29, 2014

Between the Lines: Addressing the need for athletic trainers

[caption id="attachment_17245" align="alignleft" width="101"] Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Through the lens of coaches, the most important individual on their team is the quarterback, the captain, the pitcher or the goalkeeper. Seldom do they name the ...


October 30, 2014

Creating an athletics hall of fame

High school gyms across the nation are filled with banners and plaques noting memorable events in school history — championships, All-State performances, 1,000 point and 100 goal careers. Schools take pride in their athletic past, and rightly so. ...


August 27, 2014

Combating increased violence at games

Despite the best efforts of our athletic directors, there has been a significant increase in violence at our sporting events. Usually it has very little to do with the athletes on the field or court. Instead, it centers on those attending and hanging...


November 26, 2013

Eight unique ideas to promote non-core sports

Dr. Carol R. Chory, CMAA, the director of athletics at Kempsville High School (Virginia Beach, Virginia) shared these eight unique ways to make the non-core sports’ athletes and coaches feel important at her school. 1. Rainy day practices. Make s...


September 5, 2013

Keeping Rockford High School’s winning tradition alive

Athletic Director Tim Erickson and coaches share what makes the program so special The term "extracurricular" is frowned upon at Rockford High School. To some, there is nothing "extra" about them. They're treated every bit as valuable as classro...


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March 14, 2013

Increasing athletic participation at your school

Five keys for encouraging non-athletes to take the jump into sports Healthy athletic departments always have strong support from the school's student body. You don't want an atmosphere at your school where athletics is separate from the academic s...


August 22, 2012

Seven keys to succeed as a first-time athletic director

Kevin Flegner, former athletic director at Arrowhead (Wisconsin) High School, says he has evolved in his role over the years, citing increased patience, more research and deeper analysis prior to making decisions. He also began a practice of over-com...


May 22, 2012

Fine’s Wife Sues ESPN For Libel

The Associated Presshttp://www.statesman.com/sports/ex-syracuse-hoops-coachs-wife-sues-espn-for-2368441.html The wife of fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine filed a libel lawsuit Monday against ESPN, saying the network ru...