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Student-Athlete Welfare
June 28, 2017
In response to breaking a code of conduct by being involved in a party with alcohol, eight student-athletes at New Canaan (Conn.) High School were offered an alternative punishment. Instead of being on probation from their teams for 10 days, they were allowed to to participate in the local police department's “diversionary” education program, as reported by the NC Advertiser. Jay Egan, New Canaan's athletic director, said he believed the program would have more of a positive influence on... more
High School News
June 28, 2017
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) does not allow athletes to accept gifts from apparel companies during combines and other special events if they want to maintain their eligibility. Currently, the Association has decided to revisit these rules. According to The Tennessean, Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA, said Rick Colbert, the TSSAA's staff attorney, asked him to take another look at the rules and determine if they were still needed. "(Colbert's)... more
High School News
June 27, 2017
In Michigan, the Traverse City Central High School boys' track and field team had to forfeit eight championships, one of which was a Division I regional title, as a penalty for having an ineligible international student-athlete on the team. According to the Traverse City Record Eagle, the Michigan High School Athletic Association has a “Play One Wait One” rule for international student-athletes who are in the US on F1 and J1 visas, allowing student-athletes to participate in athletics their... more
Leadership
June 27, 2017
Jacob Olkkola, an administrator and former coach who has held leadership roles at the University of Delaware and Harvard University, has been named the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics at Colby College following a national search. In this role Olkkola will oversee the continued transformation of Colby athletics into one of the nation’s premier Division III programs. “We see in Jake a leader who will advance our progress toward a highly competitive athletic program and contribute to our... more
Company News
June 26, 2017
PB Extreme Half Racks and Power Racks have been popping up in weight rooms and sports performance facilities all over the country. These quality racks have lots of unique features that make them ideal for high school, collegiate and professional settings.   Each rack comes complete with a 6-peg weight storage system that can accommodate both Olympic and Bumper plates. The inside pegs can store lifting chains, bands and even weight belts, making it easy to keep all of your equipment located in... more
Strategic Planning
June 26, 2017
Chad Taylor, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Liberty (Texas) High School, recently presented a proposal to the school board aimed at giving the school a competitive advantage. According to Chron, the program would offer sports programming for students in the fifth and sixth grades.  The program will involve having agility drills on Monday, regular PE classes on Wednesdays and pre-athletic days on Fridays, which will help fifth and sixth graders prepare to play sports in middle and... more

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