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February 14, 2014

Michael Sam has Already Proved Critics Wrong

Michael Sam is an All-American football player who dominated one of college’s best conferences last season, leading the Missouri Tigers to a 12-2 record and a Cotton Bowl championship.He’s also gay.There will be a number of people who rem...


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Thinking About Adding Lacrosse at Your School

Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.) girls lacrosse coach Mike Emery offers advice for athletic directors who are considering adding lacrosse to the school’s offerings.  ...


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Coaching a Sport that You Have Never Played

Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.) boys water polo coach Dave McWatters talks about the approach coaches must take when leading a sport you have never played yourself.  ...


December 6, 2013

D.C. Area Athletic-Based Transfers Becoming an Alarming Trend

Washington Posthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/in-district-high-schools-athletic-based-transfers-are-becoming-an-alarming-trend/2013/12/03/629a192a-5af3-11e3-801f-1f90bf692c9b_story.htmlThe District’s high school football champ...


November 25, 2013

Column: NFL bullying raises questions about locker room culture

It’s not often Coach & Athletic Director focuses on professional sports, but the story of Richie Incognito and the alleged bullying of his Miami Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin is worth your attention. This could happen in any locker room. ...


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Making Your Events Safe for Spectators

Jay Hammes, the athletic director at Racine Horlick High School (Racine, Wis.), offers his take on how to keep your facilities, fans, players, coaches and administrators safe during an athletic event. In the second video, he urges athletic directors ...


October 28, 2013

Oregon Reclassifies Prep Sports, Raising Concern Among Parents

From KGW.comhttp://www.kgw.com/news/OSAA-decision-to-reclassify-Portland-Metro-high-schools-underway-229557331.htmlThe Oregon School Activities Association Monday voted to reclassify local high-school sports teams, despite public testimony ...


October 18, 2013

Sport Specialization Hurting Athletes, Programs in Calif. Schools

San Francisco ChronicleOf the 54 football players at Serra-San Mateo, 39 play another sport. Head coach Patrick Walsh doesn’t like that.He wishes more of them would play a second sport."I hate specialization,"...