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January 31, 2018

Participation fees still matter in high school athletics

This is the seventh year of Coach & Athletic Director’s survey of high school athletic administrators. The results help us develop and our editorial vision, while offering readers a glimpse at the opportunities and challenges in prep sports. ...


November 2, 2016

Participation fees hitting low-income families the hardest

One in four students from lower-income families did not participate in a single sport, club or art program last school year, a new national poll shows. [caption id="attachment_17446" align="alignright" width="281"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] ...


July 30, 2015

Fewer Michigan high schools using pay-to-play

A recent survey by the Michigan High School Athletic Association shows that fewer of the state's high schools are using pay-to-play. According to the survey, 51.5 percent of member schools indicated that they assessed fees for the 2014-15 school y...


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...


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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.  ...


August 13, 2013

Pay-to-participate fundraising poses challenges for athletic directors

The following is an excerpt from NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.The book can be found at humankinetics.com. Pay to play has been around for a long ti...


August 21, 2012

A Look At How Some Ohio Schools Handle Pay-To-Play Fees

News-Herald.com (Ohio), Caitlin Fertal and Jean Bonchakhttp://news-herald.com/articles/2012/08/21/news/nh5862274.txt?viewmode=fullstoryOnly a few days remain before students are back to school, with some districts starting as early as Wednesday.After...


June 29, 2012

Pay-To-Play Affecting Participation Of Michigan Athletes

Heritage Media, Jeff Papworthhttp://www.heritage.com/articles/2012/06/28/sports/doc4fecb531339b0619118498.txt?viewmode=fullstoryOn the surface, it was just a baseball game pitting Manchester and Clinton.There were students taking in advice from their...