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Tennis players can run as much as three miles per match, according to Runner's World. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
July 21, 2015

Mapping how far athletes run during competition

Unless we're talking about track or cross country, its difficult to map exactly how far athletes run during competition. Fortunately for us, today's technology is helping us solve that problem. [caption id="attachment_13463" align="alignright" wi...

July 20, 2015

Florida school aesthetically improves facilities

When your school is more than 50 years old, an occasional upgrade here and there is a necessity. That was the motivation behind recent improvements made at Boone High School (Orlando, Florida). Last year, Athletic Director Doug Patterson worked wi...
Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema speaks during the SEC Media Day.
July 16, 2015

Bret Bielema talks social media’s impact on recruiting

Coaches are always watching. And for student-athletes hoping to land a college athletic scholarship, that's something they must never forget. [caption id="attachment_13429" align="alignright" width="258"] Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema speak...

July 16, 2015

Schools can afford impressive stadium displays if they get creative

Telling score might be the least impressive feature of scoreboards these days. If your stadium doesn’t have the ability to play back in-game highlights or update scores from throughout the conference, you might be behind the curve. An athletic a...

July 15, 2015

Ohio joins other states in limiting football practice contact

Ohio has joined a number of other states in limiting the amount of contact high school football teams are allowed during practices. The Ohio High School Athletic Association approved the measure Monday, adopting recommendations from the National F...

July 15, 2015

Survey: Fundamentals the best way to curb concussions

Concussions continue to be one of the biggest issues in contact sports, and while there is no way to completely prevent head injuries, there are ways to improve safety on the field of play. In June, Coach and Athletic Director surveyed readers ask...

July 14, 2015

NCAA committee recommends medical observers for football

The NCAA Football Rules Committee on Monday recommended an experimental rule that would require medical observers at games to notify officials when a player appears to have suffered a head or neck injury. The rule could be approved during the NCA...

Louisiana high school sports officials are seeking raises in seven different sports.
July 9, 2015

Fight over pay for Louisiana officials jeopardizes fall sports

Louisiana high school sports officials are demanding more pay for their work, a fight that could jeopardize the fall sports season if a compromise is not reached. [caption id="attachment_9642" align="alignright" width="288"] Louisiana high school ...

Powerline Michigan State University
July 6, 2015

Establishing standards and leadership

It would not take a great deal of evaluation to determine that most of your athletes’ time is spent training for their respective sports. Much of this time is spent in the weight room with teammates and coaches, thus creating an environment and opp...

July 6, 2015

Legislators debate issue of prayer at Oklahoma football games

Oklahoma legislators have vowed to fight a policy by the state activities association that bars student-led prayer over the public address system at high school football games. Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Executive Director E...