Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
- Maine Eases Co-Op Enrollment; Adds Classes to Sports
by Sun Journal April 2017
Perhaps the most significant change involved the cooperative team policy, in which multiple schools are allowed to form collaborative teams in an effort to provide a wider variety of interscholastic sports for student-athletes around the state in the face of steadily shrinking enrollments.
- U.S. Soccer to Launch Girls Development Academy
by Loren Ledin April 2017
U.S. Soccer, which oversees the national programs for USA Soccer, will launch its inaugural Girls Development Academy Program beginning in the fall of 2018. The academy is projected to feature 70 clubs across seven national regions that compete in three age group levels - under 14-15, under 16-17 and under 18-19.
- Committee Targets Super Bowl Sex Trafficking
by Kelly Smith April 2017
With less than a year to go before the Super Bowl is played in Minneapolis, a group of local leaders is quietly meeting to map out strategies to combat sex trafficking before and after the big game.
- Competitive Boxing Mulls Hijab-Inclusive Uniform Policy
by Courtney Cameron April 2017
This weekend, 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar will box in her first competitive match in Minnesota. After three-and-a-half years of focused training, Zafar was granted a religious exemption last week by national governing body USA Boxing to compete wearing a hijab.
- CONCACAF Sues Ex-FIFA Officials Over Bribery Claims
by Charleston Gazette-Mail April 2017
North Americas soccer federation has filed a lawsuit claiming it was victimized by two defendants charged in the FIFA bribery scandal.
- PIAA Board May Take Tough Stance on Sports Transfers
by Rick O'Brien April 2017
It may become more difficult for a PIAA student-athlete to transfer from one school to another and continue participation in one or more sports. As first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association has drafted a hard-hitting transfer rule that it plans to present at the PIAA board of directors meeting next month in Mechanicsburg. Amy Scheuneman, the athletic director at North Hills in suburban Pittsburgh, passed along a summary of the proposal via email:
- Rec League Rugby Teams Suspended After Hazing Probe
by Courtney Cameron April 2017
The Student Conduct and Community Standards office at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls has recently concluded an investigation of several months into the conduct of its men’s and women’s rugby teams.
- Volleyball Sanctioning Push Spiked by CHSAA
by Colorado Springs Gazette April 2017
The push to sanction boys' volleyball didn't get off the ground at the Colorado High School Activities Association's Legislative Council meeting on Thursday.
- Opinion: Will the NCAA Ever Penalize North Carolina?
by Mark Wiedmer April 2017
When is college athletics' governing body finally going to ban the University of North Carolina Tar Heels from playing in that tournament for its hosting of one of the worst academic fraud scandals in NCAA history?
- North Carolina Will Again Host NCAA Events
by Nicole Auerbach April 2017
North Carolina is back in the NCAA's good graces — after the state repealed its controversial HB2 law last month — and will again host championship events.