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2015 NHSCA National Wrestling Coach of the Year Mike Powell on Jan. 8 NHSCA Radio Show
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Oak Park River Forest (Illinois) wrestling coach Mike Powell, winner of the 2015 NHSCA National Wrestling Coach of the Year Award will be a guest on the Jan. 8, 2015 NHSCA Sports Hour radio show. Coach Powell will talk with show host Jeff Fisher about his incredible career as a coach and a state champion student-athlete, plus his battle with a rare muscle disease. Tune in at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific at ArtistFirst Radio. You can listen to past shows in our archives at NHSCA — ArtistFirst Internet Radio.
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Allen (Texas) declared 2014 NHSCA/High School Football America National Champs
High School Football America
For the third straight year the Allen Eagles, who recently won Texas' Class 6A Division I title, are our 2014 national champs based on our proprietary algorithm that we began using in 2013. Our algorithm calculates and evaluates a team's performance in 10 specific areas.
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Assistant coaches in it for love of the game, not money
The Journal News
It's common to find coaches who now work at the school where they once played, but there are plenty of quality assistants who took different paths. The lack of pay for assistants — there are some who work strictly on a voluntary basis — serves as evidence that these coaches are doing it simply for the love of the game.
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Replay considered for Texas football title games
Abilene Reporter-News via Athletic Business
Is instant replay coming to the Texas high school state championship football games? Dr. Charles Breithaupt, the executive director of the state's University Interscholastic League, told reporters that his group and its advisory committee of coaches would discuss using instant replay to help officiate the title games.
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What to eat before you compete
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Fueling yourself properly isn't difficult, but many athletes have no idea how to go about it. Here's a crash course in how to fuel up the right way.
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New techniques help teams assess players' intangibles
The Boston Globe
A game called Fuzzy Duck, similar to the children's game duck-duck-goose, is the proprietary exercise of the Center for Cognitive Sports Performance (CogSports). The company, based in Portland, Maine, works primarily with high school teams to identify and improve the intangibles regularly cited in hockey, such as leadership, grit, and character. "It really brings your leaders to the forefront," CogSports co-founder Jordan Denning said of the outcome of Fuzzy Duck. "It is a way for a coach to observe. You can pick out roles on the spot."
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Chicago basketball coach drives success on and off the court
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
For 40 years, coach Dorothy Gaters has brought respect and pride to a West Side Chicago neighborhood that has seen more than its share of hard times. The players understand this and also how much Gaters cares about them and their futures, whether they end up playing basketball after high school or not.
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Finding time for family takes work
Northwest Herald
Coaching basketball is a full-time job. So too is being a parent. The desire to excel at both pulls coaches in opposite directions.
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Some coaches, recruiters using social media to learn about players
KTHV-TV
Social media is rising in the ranks of importance for college recruiting. Coaches all over the country use it as a first line tool to weed through student athletes to recruit for their teams. In Arkansas, head Arkansas-Little Rock baseball coach Chris Curry said social media is the first thing he checks when he hears about a new prospect.
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Why treating shoulder pain in pitchers, other throwing athletes is so difficult
Loyola University Health System via ScienceDaily
Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine. Results of treatment as not as predictable as patients, doctors or coaches would like to think.
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Can a university teach integrity to its athletes?
The Dallas Morning News
A groundbreaking effort is underway, called the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation, which University of Texas officials say will "leverage UT Austin's expertise in academics and success in athletics to change the culture at a time when national headlines remain focused on high-profile athletes’ behavior and responsibilities."
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Separate and unequal: The moral challenge for youth sports in America
The Huffington Post
Over the past few decades, youth sports programs have become increasingly privatized and expensive. Once driven by philanthropy, they are now driven by profits and dreams of college scholarships and lucrative professional sports careers.
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New concussion laws result in big jump in concussion treatment
University of Michigan via ScienceDaily
New laws regulating concussion treatment, bolstered by heightened public awareness, have resulted in a large increase in the treatment of concussion-related injuries for school-age athletes. Since 2009, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have enacted concussion laws regulating concussion treatment — the first laws written to address a specific injury.
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