October 1, 2014 Volume XXVI, 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.


Developing a successful plan for high school fundraising entails two major steps: knowing your community and partnering with those invested in it.
By Kevin Bryant


Supporting your women's teams sometimes requires different strategies than assisting men's squads. In this three-part article, administrators explain exciting new ideas that put their female athletes out in front.
By Lauren Lepkowski


There are many safety issues in athletics. Lowering the chance of accidents and injuries takes vigilance and constant supervision.
By Dr. Richard P. Borkowski


By collaborating with a nearby college, a high school athletic conference gave its student-athletes a unique opportunity to improve their leadership skills.
By Jeff Roth


Whether you have a fleet of high-profile national championship coaches on your staff or a group of teachers doing their best to coach on the side, your job as athletic director is to mentor them. Six veterans provide advice.
By Dennis Read


To boost department-wide pride as well as league competition, a Michigan high school conference has started a Board of Directors' Cup.
By Rob White


Beyond an abundance of hand shaking, being the new athletic director on campus requires a strategy for quickly getting up to speed.
By Dr. Sharon Beverly


Ashford University
When faced with a massive transition in the workplace, most people see uncertainty and hurdles. But when change came calling for Meg Schebler, Athletic Director at Ashford University, she saw nothing but opportunity.



At Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y., if coaches need funds for new warmups or a spring trip south, they turn to those with the biggest stake in the effort: the student-athletes. But instead of having players sell candy or candles, they ask for names--a list of 10 to 15 people the athletes think might be willing to contribute to the cause.



When coaches neglect to follow state or school district rules, the repercussions can be severe--from vacated titles for using an ineligible athlete to a catastrophic injury or accident. In many incidents, the offending coach was unaware of the rule or didn't understand it fully.



The problem is widespread and growing: There are not enough officials to cover high school athletic events. One grassroots program in Pennsylvania is providing a small solution.



For any athletic department, a team qualifying for NCAA postseason play is cause for celebration. But when Yeshiva University's men's tennis team served and volleyed its way into the 2014 NCAA Division III tournament by winning the Skyline Conference title, it was a watershed moment for the entire school.



If you're like most high school athletic directors, you handle an avalanche of paper each season as athletes fill out numerous forms to verify eligibility and document medical clearance. In Utah, officials are halting the paperwork landslide through a new online system of registering athletes, which is being implemented statewide this fall.



How do you make the most of a 109,000-seat college football stadium on a bye week? For the University of Michigan, the answer is to open its gates to an NCAA Division II game. On Oct. 18, Slippery Rock University will host Mercyhurst University in the "Big House," located about four hours away from the two schools.



For athletic administrators who oversee football, the question looms large: How can we reduce the risk of concussions? In Texas, a couple of school districts feel one solution is to introduce the game more slowly.


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