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October 8, 2015

Supporting your in-season strength program

It is the advent of the fall sports season, and with that comes the administrative details surrounding the organization and implementation of the in-season strength training program. Unlike the offseason calendar, the in-season presents a host of obs...

California Interscholastic Federation
October 7, 2015

California makes competitive cheer an official sport

Competitive cheer will become an official sport in California, beginning with the 2017-18 school year. [caption id="attachment_13710" align="alignright" width="209"] California Interscholastic Federation[/caption] Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assemb...
A New Jersey legislator plans to introduce legislation that would discourage parents from holding back children for athletic advantage. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
October 6, 2015

N.J. legislator wants to punish athletes for repeating grades

Parents have long been accused of holding back their children one grade to give them an edge in athletics, but proposed legislation in New Jersey would make that a lot more difficult. [caption id="attachment_14250" align="alignright" width="326"] ...

September 24, 2015

The rise of lacrosse

Susie Knoblauch couldn’t help but notice lacrosse stitching itself into the fabric of everyday life in her Midwest town during the better part of the past decade. She saw it on the bumpers stickers decorating the back of cars more frequently as ...

September 23, 2015

John Jay coach admits he ordered hit on referee

According to a new report from ESPN, John Jay High School assistant football coach Mack Breed has admitted he ordered the blindside hit on a referee that has resulted in the suspension of two student-athletes. ESPN's Outside The Lines obtained do...

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny | Photo via Johnmaxmena2, Wikimedia Commons
September 22, 2015

Mike Matheny’s letter to parents

* This excerpt, published originally at, is from St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's book, The Matheny Manifesto. This letter was written in 2009 to a group of parents who wanted him to coach a youth team. Here, he outlined the...

September 22, 2015

HS football player accused of rubbing Icy Hot on opponent’s face

Another week and yet another high school football player accused of misconduct on the field. A Salesian High School (California) football player is accused of rubbing Icy Hot on an opponent's face during a game last week against La Canada. Video ...

September 21, 2015

Improving your LinkedIn presence

Even though LinkedIn was created with corporate world professionals in mind, athletic administrators are beginning to use the site to network, exchange ideas and promote their programs. As Steffen Parker wrote in an article for the National Federatio...

Miami Heat strength and conditioning coach Bill Foran.
September 21, 2015

NBA strength coach to speak at Team Sports Conference & Expo

As Coach and Athletic Director readers may have heard in recent months, we're launching our Team Sports Conference & Expo next year, the premier event for coaches, athletic administrators, athletic trainers and anyone else hoping to learn more ab...

Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas appear on Good Morning American to discuss their hit on a referee during a high school football game.
September 18, 2015

Texas football players who hit referee speak out

The two Texas high school football players that made headlines this month for blindsiding a referee during a game spoke out publicly for the first time on Friday, making an appearance on Good Morning America. [caption id="attachment_14055" align="...