high school sports

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 ...


umpire
May 14, 2021

Umpire Makes High School Softball Player Cut Hair

An umpire in a North Carolina softball game gave a high school player an ultimatum recently: remove the beads from her hair or not participate in the game. The player, Nicole Pyles, decided to have her teammates cut the beads out of her hair to pa...


May 13, 2021

Shot Clock Adoption Approved for High Schools in 2022-23

Beginning with the 2022-23 season, a 35-second shot clock will be permitted in high school basketball games by state association adoption. A proposal for a national rule mandating a shot clock was not approved. A shot clock was among the topics d...


mask
May 13, 2021

Mask Mandates Updated in Oregon After Runner Collapses

The Oregon Health Authority updated its mask guidance recently for non-contact sports following a high school runner collapsing during the home stretch of a race in Bend, OR. As part of the updated guidelines, those participating in non-contact sp...