Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 3:30pm
Heads Up Football is promotes a style of tackling that puts emphasis on striking a blow with the shoulders and not the head.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 3:15pm
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that aims to 'provide comfort to sports families across Illinois' by requiring schools to have insurance to cover serious injuries to student athletes – and avoid lawsuits.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 2:14pm
The new law requires coverage for young people seriously hurt in school-sponsored sports for at least five years or $3 million in benefits, whichever comes first.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 2:04pm
It’s a requirement that school officials hope to introduce in successively higher grades as the years go by, until students in sixth through 12th grades are all wearing headgear during those sports.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 1:21pm
Students with disabilities who play organized sports outside of school will be able to skip gym class under a new state law.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 1:26pm
Ohio students who are home-schooled or who attend a private school will have the right to participate in extracurricular activities – from sports to marching band to the debate club – at their local public schools starting this fall.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:20pm
Computer engineer Vasu Kulkarni, a lifelong basketball fanatic, had no luck getting his dream job with Nike or the NBA after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. But he knew he wanted to stay "connected to the game of basketball." He found that connection in 2009, when he launched Krossover, a company that brings high-tech sports analytics to high school and college athletics.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 3:26pm
Representatives of the National Federation of State High School Associations, in Denver for its 94th summer meeting, announced Tuesday it will team with PlayOn! Sports to launch an all-digital national network by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:21pm
A Milwaukee-area community organization has found that two-thirds of the outdoor athletic and recreational facilities at public schools throughout the county are in terrible, poor or fair condition, a recently released report shows.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 2:41pm
A recent randomized controlled study by Mathematica Policy Research and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University reported that, in schools that employ recess management firm Playworks, there was less bullying, a greater feeling of safety among students, more vigorous physical activity, and less time lost transitioning from recess to classroom learning.