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22Nov

El Cerrito HS Volleyball Tops $6,500

Congrats to Coach Bishop of the El Cerrito HS Volleyball program in El Cerrito, California. The Gauchos raised over $6,500 wih Reaching Our Goal!...

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18Nov

Georgian Court Lions T&F tops $7,000

Congrats to Coach Mike Murawksi and the Georgian Court University Lions Track and Field program. The team raised over $7,000 in contributions with Reaching Our Goal for travel and equipment....

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17Nov

Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks Volleyball Tops $6,000

Congrats to Coach Porterfield and his Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks volleyball program. They received nearly $7,000 in contributions through their ReachingOurGoal campaign!...

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01Nov

Belmont Abbey Knights Lacrosse Tops $11,000

Coach Chris Barret is just winning on the field  where he leads perennial playoff participant Belmont Abbey College Lacrosse. He's scoring wiith fundraising, too, generating nearly $12,000 in con...

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01Nov

Trojans Softball Top $6,000

Congrats to Coach Steve Kissel and the Dakota State Trojans softball program. They have generated nearly $6,700 in contributions so far!  "That's more than double what we did last year with someo...

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01Nov

Come On, It's Only a Game

Following a 48-0 loss against Fairfield Friday, Middletown (Ohio) High School football coach Lance Engleka tendered his resignation citing an unsafe working environment. According to Engleka, whose te...

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30Sep

Is this a good idea?

  Bossier schools chief: All athletes should stand for anthem The Shreveport Times,  Sept. 27, 2017: The full text of Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith's statement, released la...

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08Aug

HS Athletics Participation Peaking

High School Sports Participation Increases for 28th Straight Year, Nears 8 Million Mark Led by the largest one-year increase in girls participation in 16 years, the overall number of participants in h...

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05Aug

Trophies to Weights: Way to Go Leonard

Leonard Fournette donates 700 of his trophies to be made into a weight set for a Jacksonville high school   By Ron Higgins, ron_higgins@nola.com, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune   Fo...

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17Jul

Another Athletic Department Squeezed

HSU Athletics cuts: ‘We have to consider it’By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard Facing falling student enrollment and a growing deficit, Humboldt State University President Lisa Ro...

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07Jul

... at what age does serious cross over to extreme?

Youth baseball gone wild: "You're selling your son's soul for a six-dollar trophy' Lale Esquivel, the controversial owner and coach of the Texas Bombers, is as hard-charging in his pursuit of you...

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27Jun

“Coach, can I talk to you about my playing time?”

By Molly Grisham, a leadership expert and consultant to athletic directors and departments nationwide. “Coach, can I talk to you about my playing time?” It’s the dreaded question for...

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12Jun

Let them lead

By Molly Grisham, a leadership expert and consultant to athletic directors and departments nationwide. A few months ago a well-respected college coach reached out to me about working with her team. Sh...

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03Jun

Lead from the Front or the Back?

The old-school model of leadership says; the leader is always in the front, at the top, and the first to be seen. As I work with groups, I teach a different model of which leadership which asks leader...

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23May

Are You Feeling the Squeeze?

If you’ve been coaching for at least a few years, you know it’s a whole new ballgame out there. Your challenges are not just on the scoreboard anymore. You also need to be focused on your ...

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11May

Refs say culture of abuse has to change: 'We are targets'

by Jason Scott May 2017, USA TODAY Stories about unruly fans, parents, coaches or even players creating threatening environments for high school sports officials have become common. Could it...

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10May

The End of College Sports as We Know it?

Sports Illustrated today released an article with the headline:   The reckoning: When rights-fee bubble bursts, college sports will be changed forever The basic premise of the piece is that signi...

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06May

St. Louis Cardinals trio offers advice to sports parents

The St. Louis Cardinals have a few words of advice for helicopter parents who might get too involved with their child’s participation in sports. Players Trevor Rosenthal, Adam Wainwrig...

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28Apr

2017 Basketball Coach of the Year Resigns, Cites Dealing With Parents

April 28, 2017 - DailyPress.net -- GLADSTONE, MI – Clayton Castor, the 2017 U.P. Class ABC Coach of the Year in boys’ basketball, has resigned as head coach at Gladstone High School. Athl...

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26Apr

As the cheerleading craze has skyrocketed, so have injuries

April 24, 2017 NY Post -- It’s a safe bet that cheerleading has become one of the most popular activities for school kids. But with its stunts becoming ever more difficult, it’s ...

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25Apr

Viewpoint: Why cutting college sports programs hurts students

The recently concluded Final Four culminated in what was again a hugely profitable March Madness for the NCAA and its member institutions. Based on this success, it would be difficult to ima...

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22Apr

Warn Your HS Athletes!

Peterson: Hey, recruits, what you tweet may cost you a scholarship AMES, Ia. — You’re a high school football recruit. Big-name colleges want you. Some, like Iowa State, have even offe...

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17Apr

Not Your Typical 3-Sport Athlete

Antonio Mercado might be one of the last three-sport athletes. He definitely is one of the first three-school athletes. In an era of increasing specialization, Mercado is probably South Jersey's most ...

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08Apr

No miracle for St. Anthony: Basketball powerhouse to close

JERSEY CITY — The home of the most storied high school boys basketball program in New Jersey history is closing its doors. St. Anthony High School will suspend operations at the end of...

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06Apr

Coaching Generation Z

By Derek Brown They are a tricky bunch. Creative in countless ways, especially on the basketball court. Consumed with social media, quick fixes and impatience. Generation Z aka The Millennials, is a g...

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04Apr

UB community feels pain as athletic department cuts four teams

One of the great celebrations in American college sports took place Monday night with the crowing of a new men’s basketball champion in Phoenix, Ariz. There was no celebrating at the University ...

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31Mar

Watch NCAA Court Come Alive!

Watch the Men’s Final Four Court Get Built, Stained and Finished The NCAA March Madness Final Four tournament is set to kick off with the women’s games on March 31 and the men’s game...

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22Mar

Why visual demonstrations, body language matters to athletes

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. This concept is relevant in coaching, especially as it relates to young athletes. Players respond differently to instruction, cues and feedback....

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11Mar

Is Arizona Ending the Off Season for High School Sports?

Mesa Desert Ridge football coach Jeremy Hathcock envisions winter and spring months of 7-on-7 passing league games and tournaments that culminate in the summer with a state championship held at the Un...

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08Mar

Fear the Fish

The Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins are a perennial power in NCAA DIII women’s soccer. Over the last 17 seasons under the leadership of Jeff Bowers, the program has been winning at .756 clip w...

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25Feb

High school coaches could be suspended under Md. concussion bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — High school coaches in Maryland who knowingly put a player who has suffered a concussion back in a game, would face penalties under a bill being considered in Annapolis. Marylan...

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04Feb

Overbearing parents scare off college recruiters

Parents have a tendency to meddle in their children’s high school teams, lobbying for playing time and preferential treatment. It’s typically part of a campaign to earn a college scholarsh...

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04Feb

Team Sports Boost Life Satisfaction

People who are still choosing which sport to take up this January should pick something that involves a team, a new study suggests.  Researchers from the London School of Economics foun...

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28Jan

State-led study: No link between sports-field rubber, cancer

EDMONDS, WA — There’s no evidence that playing on crumb rubber sports fields has caused soccer players to get cancer, state health officials said Wednesday — a finding that’s u...

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24Jan

How One Coach Bounced Back From Bring Fired Can Teach Us All Something

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18Jan

Positively Rugby Partership

We're very pleased to announce a partnership with Jennie Reid and PositivelyRugby.com. The mission of US-based Positively Rugby and its founder Jennie Reid, is to "Globally Collaborate to Promote...

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12Jan

How HS Hockey Team Scored Big Bucks

There's no fun in fundraising. It's a lot of work, and takes time many coaches, parents and organizational leaders don't have anymore. And the worst part? Traditional fundraising methods - selling piz...

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04Jan

College Football’s Top Teams Are Built on Crippling Debt

Football’s critics often point to multimillion-dollar coaching salaries. They should be more worried about debt, which costs more and lasts longer. Read more....

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17Dec

How do you choose captains?

Coach & Athletic Director asked coaches how they choose captains with their respective teams — do coaches or players pick? Here are the results along with some comments. • Most yea...

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10Dec

Cardinals coach goes off on participation trophies

USA Today, December 3, 2016 -- Louisville women's head coach Jeff Walz was not pleased with how his team played on Thursday night in a loss to Maryland, citing problems winning games down th...

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17Nov

Wrestling Teams & Crowdfunding: It Works

On Saturday, Nov. 12 the South Saint Paul, Minnesota High School wrestling team hosted a wrestling fundraiser. The event? A professional wrestling match at South Saint Paul High School. It was a fun e...

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07Nov

Curious Way to Run an Athletic Department - No AD

Is it possible to run an NCAA-member athletic department with no Athletic Director (and no head of maintenance, too)? The Banana Slugs are going to find out....

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23Oct

High school coaches say dealing with parents has never been worse

If you are coaching at the high school level, or any level where interacting with parents comes with the territory, this is a must read article....

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11Oct

Concussions Rising Rapidly, Peak in the Fall

CNN - Concussions have been on the rise for American youth since 2010, according to the ...

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01Oct

Unhappy Dejavu for Cal Athletics

Money is the biggest deal in college athletics today and money problems aren’t just limited to those outside of the Power 5 conferences. However, one of the more historic athletic programs in th...

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29Sep

Nike vs. UnderArmour at High School Level

DeMatha Principal Daniel McMahon wished he had an answer for every athlete who approached him in the hallway, or the parents and alumni who kept calling him on the phone over the summer. They all...

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15Sep

From one senior to another: Debunking the recruiting myths

I remember my recruitment experience vividly because it was one of the most exciting times in my life. It came up unexpectedly: going into my junior year of high school, I was not thinking about being...

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05Sep

The Financial Madness of College Sports Continues

The nation's richest athletic departments -- those in the Power Five conferences -- pulled in a record $6 billion last year, nearly $4 billion more than all other schools combined, according to an Out...

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04Sep

Study Finds Long Term Effect of High School Sports

Turns out, the process of getting that dream job starts at six years old. A recent study conducted by Kevin Kniffin, a behavioral science professor at Cornell University, shows that athletes who playe...

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30Aug

The Arms Race in College Sports Continues

For many students, the college experience includes game days watching athletes wearing the school colors take the field or court. But in today’s environment of rising costs, soaring student debt...

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29Aug

Ten Reasons Your Fundraiser is Likely to Fail

The arrival of a new school year and the fall sports season means more than just millions of athletes hitting the fields. Coaches, athletes and boosters will also be kicking off the annual (and seemin...

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27Aug

Waking Up to the Importance of Sleep

By Brendan Duffy, RPSGT After more than 5 decades of being shut out of championships, the city of Cleveland finally got a chance this June to celebrate a winner. Basketball star LeBron James led the C...

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16Aug

Runner Dives Across Finish Line for Gold

Courtesy of today's New York Times, click through to see a stunning image of Shaunae Miller's dive acros the finish line in the 400 meter race in Rio. Link to the picture. The story from the Times: In...

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13Aug

What do beer, budgets and college sports have to do with each other?

LARAMIE — Budget cuts have forced the University of Wyoming athletics department to consider every possible revenue stream. Soon, that could mean adding one full of suds. Read more....

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12Aug

Cheating in Sports is Nothing New

Athletes have looked for a chemical edge for centuries -- dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks who used alcoholic concoctions and hallucinogenic mushrooms. Thanks to newer technologies, the l...

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11Aug

NY Times: Wealthy Donors Dangle a Huge Payday in Front of U.S. Wrestlers

RIO DE JANEIRO — For most athletes at the Olympics, a gold, silver or bronze medal is the ultimate payoff for years of training and sacrifice. But when the American wrestlers take to the mats at...

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08Aug

About The Baseball Team's Spring Trip

Just about every high school baseball team north of the Mason Dixon line tries to head south early in March or April. Why? They are looking for a place to go where they can get in some conditioning an...

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07Aug

What's The Athlete's Edge in Business?

As the world turns its attention to the Summer Olympics, four athlete-executives, two of them former Olympians, tell how pursuing excellence in sports made them better leaders. Elite athletes are fine...

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06Aug

Coaches: Here's How to Use

Mind Over Sport with Coach Nye… Hey let’s face it we all ‘talk’ to ourselves right. Like I’ve said to many is that when I am talking to myself at least I know I’ll...

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05Aug

HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION

So it's not as much as fun as going to a water park with the kids, laying on the beach or hiking in the mountains. Still, I learned a heckuva lot this summer. I spent my free months talking to hundred...

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02Aug

A Coach’s Influence Off the Field

August 1, 2016 - Wall Street Journal: Sports instructors teach how to manage emotions: perseverance, resilience, conquering fear. There is a special man who’s changed my life recently, and ...

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31Jul

WHAT FUNDRAISING GETS WRONG

Fundraising is the topic coaches and athletes love to hate, but why? After all, show me a team that competes at the travel, high school or college level that couldn’t put more money to great use...

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29Jan

CONGRATS TO THE CATAMOUNTS!

Congratulations to the Catamounts of Western Carolina University.  The WCU Track & Field team raised over $11,000 with Reaching Our Goal, which exceeded the team's goal for the campaign!...

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13Jan

CROWDFUNDING HAS ARRIVED FOR TEAMS

No one gets into sports at any level — college, high school, club or travel — so they can spend time raising money. It’s all about the game, the competition, the experience and the c...

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12Dec

LEOPARDS OF WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ENGINEER FUNDRAISING WITH ROG

The NCAA DIII Leopards of Wentworth Instititue of Technology have standardized their team fundraising on Reaching Our Goal.  This year so far, for example, the men's and women's soccer teams gene...

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12Dec

CLEARY UNIVERSITY COUNTS ON REACHING OUR GOAL

Karl Kling assumed the duties of Athletic Director for the Cougars of Cleary University in 2014, after a successul run as head baseball coach at nearby Concordia College. One of his first calls was to...

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12Dec

CAL POLY MUSTANGS RIDE REACHING OUR GOAL TO PROFITS

Cal Poly Women's Soccer just concluded another successful Reaching Our Goal campaign, pocketing amost $7,000 for the championship caliber program.  The Mustangs have recorded over 250 wins during...

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12Dec

STEVENS LACROSSE LAUNCHING NEXT ROG CAMPAIGN

For the 5th consecutive season, the lacrosse program at Stevens Institute of Technology will fund its spring trip to Florida with a Reaching Our Goal campaign.  The team heads south to launch the...

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12Dec

ELMHURST COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL SPIKES FUNDRAISING GOAL

For the second year in a row, the Elmhurst College Volleyball program raised $5,000 with Reaching Our Goal, helping the team go on trips which combine community service projects along with great ...

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12Dec

MAINE SOUTH HAWKS NAILT IT AGAIN WITH ROG

Suburban Conference champs Maine South Hawks has two great habits:  winning basketball games and raising lots of money with Reaching Our Goal.  Tony Lavarato, head coach of the Hawks: "Every...

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01Sep

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MEN'S SOCCER TOPS $10,000 IN CONTRIBUTIONS AND 86% PROFIT!

Hoboken, NJ - The men’s soccer team at Stevens Institute of Technology, Empire 8 Conference champions for the last three years, used Reaching Our Goal to help fund its pre-season trip to Lansin...

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01Sep

THE WHEATLEY SCHOOL SOCCER PROGRAM TOPS $8,000 IN CONTRIBUTIONS AND 89% PROFIT!

Old Westbury, NY - The Wheatley School, a perennial high school soccer power on Long Island, uses Reaching Our Goal to supplement its team budget so that the program can afford to purchase more gear ...

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01Sep

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS FACE DAILY CHALLENGES

There was a time when the high school athletic director was a coach (probably football or basketball), definitely a teacher. His or her duties, in addition to the classroom, might include setting up s...

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01Sep

BETHUNE COOKMAN WELCOMES BACK HALL OF FAMER LAURA WATTEN AS SOFTBALL COACH AND STARTS ROG

As the head softball coach at Bethune-Cookman from 1998 to 2005, Laura Watten led the Wildcats to six Mid-Eastern Conference crowns. A very successful run at the helm for the University of Maryland fe...

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01Sep

NINE-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPS ONONDAGA CC LAZERS LACROSSE READY TO LAUNCH REACHING OUR GOAL CAMPAIGN

August 19, 2014 — The most dominant lacrosse program in the NJCAA with eight national championships and 10 consecutive Conference and Region crowns is Onondaga Community College’s Lazers....

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01Sep

NATIONALLY RANKED INDIANA WRESTLING LAUNCHES FUNDING CAMPAIGN WITH REACHING OUR GOAL - See more

The Warriors of Indiana Tech University are set to pursue a fourth consecutive year as a Top 20 ranked wrestling program in the NAIA. To help the team achieve its goals, which include big road trips t...

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