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August 17, 2015

James Harrison voices opposition to ‘participation trophies’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison doesn't believe in "participation trophies," a fact made abundantly clear this weekend when he forced his kids to return a couple of awards they brought home from a sports competition. Harrison said vi...


July 7, 2015

Breakthrough may help treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

After evaluating more than 20,000 brain scans, researchers say they can now distinguish Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a breakthrough that would significantly improve the way both conditions are treated. T...


June 13, 2015

Take advantage of professional development courses

Athletic directors across the country feel overworked, overwhelmed and totally maxed out the majority of the time. This is simply what most athletic directors face day-to-day and week-to-week with increasing expectations, responsibilities and things ...


May 21, 2015

Survey: 46% of readers support athletes bypassing college for pros

In April, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether they believed that high school athletes should be allowed to bypass college for the pros. Most agreed they should, but here are the complete results along with some of the responses. •...


April 7, 2015

Study: Parents, coaches need more concussion education

Despite efforts by medical experts to educate coaches about concussions and their effects, there's still plenty of work to be done, according to a recent survey. Nemours KidsHealth.org found that following a blow to the head, 40 percent of coaches...


October 29, 2014

10 steps to correct a problematic program

If you find yourself faced with the daunting task of resuscitating and resurrecting a problematic program, you obviously have a big challenge on your hands. You likely need to make some major overhauls to your program’s talent, culture, attitude, co...


October 28, 2014

Drones finding way into athletic programs

Football coaches are notorious for finding innovative ways to gain a competitive advantage, so it’s no surprise that flying cameras are working their way into the fold.You’ve probably noticed that personal drones are becoming more popular...


October 15, 2014

Michigan athletic association wants more influence in middle school sports

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) wants to become more involved in junior high and middle school sports to “create more opportunities” for young athletes.The announcement came from the association’s executive director, Jack Rob...