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prep sports

July 11, 2017

Survey: 79% of Ala. HS coaches believe recruiting is ‘widespread’

The majority of high school coaches in Alabama believe that illegal recruiting across the state is "widespread," according to a recent survey from AL.com. [caption id="attachment_24339" align="alignright" width="287"] Photo: Joe Mabel[/caption] ...


March 2, 2017

Utah advancing bill that would change state athletic association

Utah's legislature is moving a bill that would take some power away from the state's athletic association and create more transparency from the organization. The bill (HB 413) passed through the House Education committee on Wednesday, despite obje...


January 17, 2017

Dealing with parental interference in coaching

There is a segment of parents who try to coach children during games. You’ll often see them standing near the sidelines, barking instructions across the field or gym floor. This causes a major problem for athletes, because instructions by the paren...


January 4, 2017

Arkansas lawmaker seeks state takeover of activities association

An Arkansas lawmaker is drafting legislation that would allow the government to assume control of the state's activities association. State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson told KARK-TV in Little Rock that there is a lack of oversight for high school activ...


December 5, 2016

Q&A: Arnie Miehe, seven-time state champion cross country coach

Five consecutive state championships would satisfy any high school coach, but that’s not what keeps Arnie Miehe motivated. All he wants is to make a difference. “I love it when (former athletes) send me Christmas cards; that’s what it’s ab...


September 19, 2016

National Anthem demonstrations reach high school sports

Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the National Anthem influenced dozens of other professional athletes to stage similar demonstrations, and those at the high school level have started following their lead. Over the last week, prep athletes in W...


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...