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January 29, 2015
By R.J. Anderson According to various news outlets, a marketing company is in negotiations with several states and ESPN on a deal that could create a nationally televised high school bowl series comprised of teams from various states. With Florida as the only state that has publicly agreed to participate, the clock is ticking on the idea. As part of it's agreement with Paragon Marketing Group, the FHSAA said the group has until Oct. 31 to cancel the contract. Factors that could lead to pulling... more
January 29, 2015
By Bob Westerfield and Andrew Corbin It takes a lot to put aside six years of intense rivalry, but Ohio's Springboro and Franklin High Schools did just that in coming together for a bigger cause: To generate awareness and funding for clean water wells in Swaziland, Africa. As part of the festivities surrounding their Sept. 12 football game, school administrators, students, and members of both communities joined forces to raise $32,000 making a giant impact in the lives of hundreds of Swazi... more
January 29, 2015
By R.J. Anderson Weeks after the Big Ten conference decided to guarantee four-year scholarships for its schools' student-athletes, the Pac-12 has voted to do the same, while adding a couple of other enhancements to its student-athlete benefits. The Pac-12's new reform package includes better representation for student-athletes at conference meetings and a guarantee that medical expenses incurred by athletes injured during their college playing days will be covered for up to four years after... more
January 29, 2015
High school athletic trainers are the unsung heroes of interscholastic sports. That's why our sister publication Training & Conditioning and Sports Health are partnering to honor those who go above and beyond in serving their athletes and communities with the third annual Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award. For information on how to nominate a deserving high school athletic trainer for the award, click here. ^Click for more information
January 29, 2015
Nominations are open until Dec. 31, for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double-Goal Coach Award given to 25 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach: striving to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. Any current head coach of any youth or high school sport in the U.S. with at least three years' experience is eligible for nomination. Click here for more information and to... more
January 29, 2015
Visit booth #308 during the National Athletic Director's Conference in Washington DC, December 14th & 15th. Season-ending surveys with your athletes provide comprehensive data to help evaluate your programs and document successes other than by looking at wins and losses. You've all had parents or community members trying to control your program...implement a season-ending survey, collect data from ALL participants, and use the data when responding as well as to improve your programs by... more

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