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January 29, 2015
Zach Pickett, a water polo player at Shingle Springs (CA) Ponderosa High School, has been selected the 2014 national recipient of the "National High School Spirit of Sport Award" by the NFHS.The "National High School Spirit of Sport Award" was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics. Since age five, Pickett has swum competitively, including three years as a talented player on... more
January 29, 2015
Company News With awards season in full swing, a number of turf companies are sponsoring, winning, and presenting awards. AstroTurf is presenting the 2014 Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA) Facility Manager of the Year award, Shaw Sports Turf recently won a Distinguished Field Facility award from the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), and FieldTurf is partnering with USA Football to award a $50,000 field building grant toward the purchase of a FieldTurf... more
January 29, 2015
Nine states currently have anti-discrimination policies for transgender high school student-athletes, either through their departments of education or state athletic associations. California recently took its protections one step further, becoming the first state to pass a law that allows transgender student-athletes to play on the team that represents the gender they identify with. Assembly Bill 1266 went into effect on Jan. 1, amending California's Education Code to include the following: "A... more
January 29, 2015
An Illinois state senator recently introduced a bill to the state education committee that would require all high school athletic directors, head coaches, and assistant coaches to complete an online concussion certification program. Introduced by Illinois State Rep. Carol Sente, the bill is part of her ongoing mission to address and improve how the state handles head injuries among high school athletes. Last year, Sente tried--unsuccessfully--to limit tackling during football practices to... more
January 29, 2015
With March Madness now in full swing, check out how top basketball coaches--including Wisconsin's Bo Ryan and Creighton's Greg McDermott--are getting more out of the power forward position. This article from our sister publication, Coaching Management, can help your coaches maximize this important position.
January 29, 2015
University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban is in the midst of a spectacular run of college football success. On his own campus, however, he's not the most decorated coach by a long shot. With six national championships under her belt, Head Women's Gymnastics Coach Sarah Patterson has been turning out winners in Tuscaloosa for 35 years. And now she has a plaza named in her honor. Marie Robbins, Senior Woman Administrator at Alabama, says the Sarah Patterson Champions Plaza was the... more

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