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Perfect Game taking off as baseball's 'NFL Combine'
News-Press
Professional baseball's equivalent to the NFL Combine has about as many players and scouts on hand for it but a fraction of media coverage, national exposure and spectator interest. The six-day Perfect Game National Showcase is takes place, in low-key fashion, at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. "It would almost be impossible to get all of the high school players and all of the college players together," said Kirk Gardner, the director of the showcase. "It's just impossible. So this is the closest thing to the NFL Combine."
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Pay-to-play: The business of college athletic recruitment
Forbes
Today, with every coach's email available at aspiring college athletes' fingertips, both students and coaches have to do a lot more to stand out. With so much information available, it seems access to college sports recruiters would be greater than ever. But instead, a new class of middlemen has formed, adding an extra layer to the process — and cost — of getting recruited.
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NHSCA Sports Hour highlights prep Coaches of the Year
NHSCA
On today's NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with 2015 National Coaches of the Year Brandon Silva (Girls Soccer) from Immaculate Heart High School in New Jersey and Chad Hibdon (Girls Basketball) from Blackman High School in Tennessee. Tune in at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific at artistfirst.com/nhsca.htm.
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College football early signing period deferred for 1 year
USA Today
The Collegiate Commissioners Association, which had been expected to vote on establishing an early signing period for college football prospects, instead deferred the matter for more research and discussion. Multiple college athletic conferences were in favor of establishing a date in December for prospects to sign early if their minds were made up, rather than wait and continue to be recruited through the first Wednesday in February. The CCA plans to table the decision for one year.
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Study reveals gender gaps in high school sports
The Washington Post
The National Women's Law Center analyzed federal data from more than 16,000 high schools, looking at the gap between the overall proportion of girls in each school and the proportion of slots on that school's sports teams that were filled by girls. In more than a quarter of schools, the gap was larger than 10 percentage points.
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Overuse injuries more common in girls participating in high school sports
MediaSource via The Medical News
A new study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur when athletes are required to perform the same motion repeatedly. Dr. Thomas Best analyzed 3,000 male and female injury cases over a seven year period across 20 high school sports such as soccer, volleyball, gymnastics and lacrosse.
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Benefits of exercise go well beyond the muscles
WebMD Health News via Kern Golden Empire
John Thyfault, an associate professor at Kansas University Medical Center, is passionate about exercise because his research has shown again and again how critical it is to health. He says when he's tried to cause disease, for example, by feeding rats or mice high-fat diets, he can't do it as long as the animals are exercising. "Inactivity is the foundational piece that has to be there for these diseases to develop," he says.
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Nigerian-born athlete finding football success in Canada
Bleacher Report
Adapting to change isn't anything new to Amen Ogbongbemiga. Born in Nigeria, Ogbongbemiga moved to the United States in 2003. He lived in the Houston area from 2003-11 before his family packed up and moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since 2011, Calgary has been his home, and since 2011, he's built a reputation north of the states as one of the premier football players of Canada's provinces and territories.
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Oregon requiring all coaches to undergo Heads Up Football training
USA Today
The ongoing battle against head trauma in high school sports has taken another step forward in the Pacific Northwest, where all football coaches in Oregon will now be required to undergo complete Heads Up Football training to coach at the high school level. The decision by the Oregon School Activities Association to require Heads Up Football training will rely on USA Football, which is leading the nationwide Heads Up effort.
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Athletes get approval to play 2 sports in same season in Rhode Island
Providence Journal
This fall a Rhode Island high school boy — or girl — may boot the winning goal in a soccer game on Tuesday afternoon and also kick the winning field goal in a Friday night football game. The Interscholastic League’s Principals Committee approved a rule change allowing student-athletes to compete for their school's teams in two sports simultaneously in the same season.
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Lawsuit settled over disabled student athletes in Illinois
Chicago Tribune
Disabled prep student athletes will be given full opportunities to compete in certain sports under a settlement with the Illinois High School Association that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced recently. The settlement allows disabled student athletes to compete and earn points toward a team state championship in swimming, diving and track and field.
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Poor fitness is a bigger threat to child health than obesity
The Conversation
The least fit 10-year-old English child from a class of 30 in 1998 would be one of the five fittest children in the same class tested today. These are the worrying findings of a new piece of research that has crystallized the need to focus on a sharp decline in fitness levels, not obesity, when it comes to improving children's health.
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Charleston Southern player serves as inspiration after mother's death
USA Today
Chris Singleton is a strong young man. There is Singleton, 19 years old, less than 24 hours removed from losing his mother to a hate crime, speaking to reporters on the Charleston Southern baseball field. It's remarkable that he was both able to be so understanding and hold himself together under these circumstances.
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Female French teen shortstop eligible to sign with an MLB team
Perform Media via Sporting News
Could Melissa Mayeux become the first female major leaguer? Even Mayeux herself doesn't necessarily harbor that goal, but the French teen took a step in that direction recently when she was added to MLB's international registration list. Like fellow 16-year-old prospects from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and other countries outside MLB's draft process, that makes Mayeux eligible to sign with a major league team beginning July 2.
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