August 9, 2016

California sees decline in prep football participation

Participation in high school sports across California is on the rise, but the same can't be said for football. [caption id="attachment_13710" align="alignright" width="238"] California Interscholastic Federation[/caption] The California Intersc...

August 20, 2015

Latest NFHS survey shows sports participation continues to rise

The National Federation of State High School Associations’ annual survey revealed that participation in high school sports is up for the 26th straight year. There are now 7.8 million prep student-athletes nationwide, up 11,389 from the prior sch...

August 12, 2015

California high school sports participation at an all-time high

For the third consecutive year, high school sports participation in California is at an all-time high, according to the results of the athletic association's most recent survey. [caption id="attachment_13710" align="alignright" width="225"] Califo...

September 17, 2014

Tidbits from Ohio athletic director survey

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) this summer conducted a survey on pay-to-play fees and other issues related to interscholastic sports. A few of the results were shared in its most recent magazine. From the OHSAA:• 46.1% of...


Minimizing the Negative Effects of Pay-to-Play Fees

Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.) Athletic Director Tim Erickson discusses the school’s pay-to-play fee and why he believes it hasn’t affected his department’s participation numbers.  ...


The Overlake School: Small School Challenges With Athletic Participation

Sponsored By:Small School ChallengesWith Athletic ParticipationThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) girls lacrosse coach Sue Haviland discusses the limited pool of athletes a small school encounters when looking for students to join their teams, and ...


How Overlake School Maintains A High Participation Rate

Sponsored By:How The Overlake School Maintains A High Participation RateThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) maintains a high participation rate every year for several reasons, as head boys soccer coach Bob Bristol explains in the following video....

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...