August 1, 2013 Volume XXV, No. 05

The NFHS rule prohibiting excessive contact in high school basketball has been expanded to include all ball-handlers on the court, include post players.

April 13, 2015 (Burnsville, MN) - Dr. Dish Basketball announced today the unveiling of their new series of shooting machines and mobile app, which will enable coaches and players to instantly upload and analyze their shooting reps. This is the first app of its kind for the basketball shooting machine industry.

There are likely student-athletes in your program suffering with a mental health issue. Here's how to develop procedures so your staff can help them.
By Timothy Neal

Aiming to assess its organizational practices and see where it could improve, this school district conducted an audit on its four high schools' athletic programs--without spending a dime.
By Kirby Whitacre

Searching for a unique idea to boost money-making efforts? Need to add a little life into your annual fundraising banquet? Eight schools explain the innovative events that worked for them.
By Kristin Maki

Kristin Maki is an Assistant Editor at Athletic Management. She can be reached at:
[email protected]

At the University of Pennsylvania, a unique new program is helping the athletic department implement sustainable practices.
By Dan Schupsky

As the athletic landscape continues to shift, the future promises changes and challenges. In this 25th anniversary article, we ask veteran athletic directors to look ahead and offer advice on what to expect.
By Mary Kate Murphy

In 1995, we interviewed NCAA SAAC President Erik Nedeau for a cover story on student-athlete leadership. This anniversary year, we asked him to revisit the topic from his perspective as a coach.
By Erik Nedeau

With student-athletes on board, this high school transformed an away venue into a home-field advantage.
By Stephanie Hare

Stephanie Hare is Athletic Supervisor at Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., where she will be starting her third year this fall. She can be reached at: [email protected].

Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors
Fred Balsamo has a history of transforming programs. When he became Athletic Director at Middletown (Conn.) High School in 1979, he introduced new policies and athletic participation tripled. When his school merged with another in 1983, he used athletics to ease the tension between the two student bodies.

Hosting a tournament is a surefire way to raise money. Peninsula Community College in Port Angeles, Wash., found out that such an event can also build community when it hosted "Rumble in the Rainforest" this past spring.

It's no secret that today's parents want a say in their children's high school athletic teams. But what happens when their voices lead to coaches being fired? In Minnesota, state legislators have tackled this issue by introducing a law that makes it illegal to fire a coach entirely because of parent criticism.

Most recently hired coaches get to know their new communities through speaking engagements and a lot of hand shaking. Dave Doeren, first-year Head Football Coach at North Carolina State University, learned how to knock one out of the park, swing himself out of a sand trap, and shoot a bulls-eye in order to introduce himself to Wolfpack fans and alumni.

The final home track meet for Olympic High School in Charlotte, N.C., started off like any other. Athletes warmed up, fans filled the stands, and timers were at the ready. But on this day, a special announcement drew everyone's attention to a student-athlete standing in the center of the field before the first event could begin.

Long bus rides have always been part of the high school athletic experience. At Oswego (Ill.) High School, administrators are helping athletes and coaches make this time more productive by installing wireless Internet access on some of their busses.

As parents become more concerned about concussions, some are refusing school-issued football helmets and purchasing personal helmets for their children instead. How should schools react? The Salina (Kan.) School District faced that question last year and responded by establishing a new policy.

Getting a team to focus on academics can be a tough task for many coaches. Matt O'Brien, however, finds it a breeze ever since he's put in place a specific strategy. Head Men's Basketball Coach at Southwestern College, his squad has won an NAIA Team Scholar Award for the past two seasons and he has some great advice to pass on.