May 27, 2021

Gallup Survey: 2/3 Americans Favor Birth Gender for Sports

A majority of Americans believe that birth gender, rather than gender identity, should govern participation in competitive sports, according to a new Gallup survey with details published on While 61% of Americans favor allowing openly tra...

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June 3, 2020

Study: Preventative Measures Needed In Return of Youth Sports

According to a new nationwide study, parents believe preventative measures must be raised in order to have the proper return of youth sports. Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Indiana, in conjunction with the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute...

February 26, 2018

What makes good coaches great?

Results from Coach & Athletic Director’s annual State of the Industry survey, published in our January edition, again revealed that finding qualified coaches is a major problem for athletic directors. So, how do you find the best people to lea...

January 30, 2018

Fundraising’s changing role in athletic departments

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. ...

January 29, 2018

Breaking down the top five concerns of athletic directors

High school athletic programs are finding more financial stability, but challenges still lurk as participation grows and the pool of qualified coaches shrinks. This is the seventh year of Coach & Athletic Director’s survey of high school ath...

December 13, 2017

Survey: 57% of referees say sportsmanship getting worse

A new survey conducted by the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) provides a glimpse into the minds of referees and some of the challenges they face on a regular basis. Among the findings, 57% of officials said they believed sportsmans...

August 9, 2017

NFHS: Participation in high school basketball grows nationwide

Participation in high school basketball nationwide grew by close to 5,000 athletes last year, according to the latest survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The NFHS released its annual participation survey earli...

August 7, 2017

HS sports participation nationwide up for 28th straight year

High school sports participation has increased for a 28th consecutive year, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' annual survey. The NFHS unveiled its latest survey on Monday, showing that 7,963,535 students play...