March 1, 2014 Volume XXVI, No. 02

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.


Parents can be a source of conflict. Or they can be a program's best allies. The key is how a coach involves them with the team.
By David Paling & Michael Perry


For the small college athletic department, raising funds is sometimes an uncoordinated endeavor. A year-round strategic plan ensures you make the most of your efforts.
By Sam Ferguson


Surviving as an athletic director usually requires some on-the-job training.
Lessen the learning curve with these Top Ten tips.
By Kevin Bryant


In the world of social media--where what's new today is old tomorrow--devising an effective fan interaction strategy requires a different kind of thinking.
By Chris Freet


It's become crystal clear that coaches who emotionally abuse players will no longer be tolerated. But it's not always obvious if or when a coach has stepped over the line. A panel of veteran administrators provide insight and focus.
By Mary Kate Murphy


How can you know if a coaching candidate will be a winner for your program? This author explains how she goes in-depth with her hiring process.
By Joan McDermott


It's one thing to tell your student-athletes that athletics is a privilege. It's another to show them.
By Mike Moore

Mike Moore is District Athletic Director for the Lawton (Okla.) Public Schools, which includes Eisenhower, Lawton, and MacArthur High Schools. He can be reached at: mike.moore@lawtonps.org.


Frederick Douglass High School, Baltimore
Growing up in inner-city Baltimore, Tina Queen played sports to create opportunities for herself. Now, as Athletic Director at Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High School, she is creating opportunities for today's student-athletes.



Recognizing the importance of team captains, many athletic departments are putting special programs in place to teach student-athlete leaders about their roles. Connecticut College reached into its past to do so, inviting former captains back to campus to share their insights.



As technology evolves, so have the designs of athletic department websites. Or have they? Indiana University East is one of the first to dramatically change its home page, switching to a "Metro-style format" that was developed to look great on tablets and smartphones.



For every professional athlete in the limelight, there is usually a high school team that can boast about giving the player his or her start. But bragging rights are typically the only reward reaped.



Community service work by student-athletes is clearly a win-win situation. Two athletic departments in Greensboro, N.C., are making it a triple-win by partnering on a project to donate unused toiletries from hotels to those in need.



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.


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