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August 27, 2015

Survey: Most adults unable to recognize concussion symptoms

Results from a new survey show that most adults lack a basic understanding about concussion signs and symptoms. The Abbott's Concussion IQ Survey, conducted by KRC Research, polled more than 1,000 adults in the U.S. over the age of 18. "Based o...

Strasburg Franklin
August 26, 2015

Ohio school district requiring all coaches to be certified

Strasburg-Franklin Local School District in Ohio has announced that all coaches in grades seven through 12 must be nationally certified beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The district becomes the state's first to require national certificatio...
Football field
August 25, 2015

Indiana HS football teams put on probation after fight

A fight that ended an Indiana high school football game last week has landed the two teams on probation for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Indiana High School Athletic Association Commissioner Bobby Cox announced the sanctions this afternoon...

August 24, 2015

Michigan offering free concussion insurance to prep athletes

Junior and high school athletes in Michigan will now be covered by concussion insurance, offered free of charge by the state athletic association. Michigan becomes the first state to offer free concussion insurance to its members. Montana announc...

Backdown basketball
August 20, 2015

Latest NFHS survey shows sports participation continues to rise

The National Federation of State High School Associations’ annual survey revealed that participation in high school sports is up for the 26th straight year. There are now 7.8 million prep student-athletes nationwide, up 11,389 from the prior sch...

Florida's second largest athletic conference will prohibit drones at games.
August 20, 2015

Florida’s second largest athletic conference bans drones

The Broward County Athletic Association (Florida) is the latest sports governing body to ban drones at high school sporting events. [caption id="attachment_10974" align="alignright" width="296"] Florida's second largest athletic conference will pr...

Wisconsin high school football players are suffering fewer concussions during practices, according to a recent study.
August 19, 2015

Wisconsin football practice concussions on the decline

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin shows the state's new rules for high school football practices are making a difference in decreasing the number of concussions. [caption id="attachment_13808" align="alignright" width="316"] Wiscon...

Captains in most programs are chosen by the coaches, according to Coach & Athletic Director's recent survey.
August 19, 2015

Survey: How do you choose your captains?

What's the best method for choosing captains for your athletic programs? High school and college teams have a variety of methods for choosing their team leaders, so we asked readers in July whether the decisions were left to coaches or players. He...

Participation Trophy
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...

August 17, 2015

Six tips to keep your athletic facilities sanitary

Very few people actually enjoy cleaning their athletic facilities, but it’s one of the most essential responsibilities for schools to keep athletes and coaches free of diseases that could be lurking. Here are some suggestions to help everyone in...