high school sports

motivation
July 21, 2021

Fostering Intrinsic Motivation in Youth Athletes

In “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”, Daniel Pink argues that creative, non-routine work is best achieved when incentives provide workers with autonomy, mastery, and purpose.  The solutions to game situations are far from ...


athletic
July 19, 2021

9 Tips for First-Time Athletic Directors

After the interviews were concluded, you were offered the position. You are now ready to step into your first athletic director’s position. Now what? Beyond wondering if you are crazy, which you should have pondered before the interview, how do you...


wiaa
July 12, 2021

WIAA & CSL Strike High School eSports Partnership

CSL Esports, the operator of the nation’s largest collegiate esports league, has secured its first high school partnership with the Washington State Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) after announcing its launch into the high school ...


athletic trainer
June 8, 2021

A.D.ministration: The AD & The ATC

In one’s role as an athletic administrator, you have to develop working relationships with a number of people. Obviously, you interact with coaches, athletes, and administrators. Also throw parents into this mix, as well as teachers, officials, col...


masks
June 1, 2021

IHSA Survey: 3% of Student-Athlete COVID Cases Due to Sports

A recent survey from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) shows only three percent of COVID-19 cases found in student-athletes stemmed from athletics. The survey drew from more than 1,400 responses across 10 different sports, and showed the...


gallup
May 27, 2021

Gallup Survey: 2/3 Americans Favor Birth Gender for Sports

A majority of Americans believe that birth gender, rather than gender identity, should govern participation in competitive sports, according to a new Gallup survey with details published on UPI.com. While 61% of Americans favor allowing openly tra...


masks
May 18, 2021

Masks No Longer Necessary for MA High School Spring Sports

Masks are no longer necessary for high school outdoor athletics in Massachusetts as of May 18. After nine months of enforcing mask mandates for athletes across the Bay State amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic As...


communication
May 17, 2021

7 Tips to Refine Your Communication Skills

Skilled coaches are always looking for ways to improve themselves. This can be done in many ways, including developing better communication skills. Here are seven ways that coaches can use communication in developing team success. Establish ...