On January 24, 2016 the International Olympic Committee announced new guidelines for transgender athletes’ eligibility to compete in the Olympics. While hailed by one trans athlete as bringing the IOC "into the modern world," the applause for the IOC may be premature.
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A Role for High School Athletes When Fans Resort to Slurs and Vulgarity
By Doug Abrams
Last Friday night, Catholic Memorial School downed Newton North High School, 77-73, in a hard-fought Massachusetts basketball division title matchup at Newton North High School. Catholic Memorial is an all-boys p.... More »
The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent Amidst all the crazy, loud, pushy, and hovering adults are a select group of leaders minding their own business as they focus on being great youth sports parents. These parents may not get noticed much, but that doesn’t stop their efforts b.... More »
Bryar Hebb is 15 years old from Fredonia, a small farming community in southeast Kansas. He is a farm kid. He has not had an easy road in life. When he was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with Legg-Perthes disease in the right hip. He is in constant pain. He pushed the pain aside because he wanted to .... More »
The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors:
the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
You can follow the link below for the rebroadcast of the “summit” on concussions in sport held at the White House yesterday. There were some interesting thoughts passed along and it was great to hear the POTUS discuss athletic trainers and the need for them. The next step in that “finger” of concussion care is […]
It took a while for freelance reporter Rebecca Aguilar to create a Storify about a March 29 panel at a regional Society of Professional Journalists conference in Houston. But it was worth the wait.
The panel, “How to Hit a Home Run: Mastering the Sports Beat,” featured Houston Chronicle columnist Jerome Solomon, sports reporter David Nuño of Houston TV station KTRK and Ted Dunnam, sports editor at Houston Community Newspapers…