• Schools Benefit by Providing Mentor for New Coaches

    by STEVE CRAIG Staff Writer April 2015

    After an extended winter, Alexis Garrison finally was able to get her South Portland High softball team out of the gym and onto the field Monday. She looked like any other coach, rapping grounders during infield practice.

  • Event Helps Student-Athletes Learn to Network


    Female student-athletes are more likely to graduate college with fewer professional connections than their male counterparts, disadvantaging them before they even start their careers, says Bren Stevens, athletic director for the University of Charleston.

  • NFL Hires First Female Official

    by Press Services April 2015

    In a groundbreaking move, the NFL is hiring Sarah Thomas as its first female permanent official for regular-season games, according to sources.

  • NATA Presents Inaugural Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award

    by AB Editors March 2015

    Source: National Athletic Trainers' Association 

    DALLAS, March 2, 2015 – At the sixth Youth Sports Safety Summit today, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association presented its inaugural Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to three recipients demonstrating significant commitment to the health and welfare of secondary school student athletes.

  • USA Swimming Addresses Culture of Sex Abuse

    by Joe Paisley, February 2015

    USA Swimming's Safe Sport program took another step in its efforts to create an organization-wide culture that would prevent the sex abuse that rocked the national governing body five years ago.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 5

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In our fifth and final episode from the 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo, we touch on the First Timer's Reception, the Facilities of Merit, review the social media buzz at the show and take a look at next year's show in New Orleans.

  • #ABCOrlando: In Your Words

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    A week ago today, the 2014 Athletic Business Conference and Expo kicked off in Orlando. With attendees from 49 states (come on, Idaho!), every Canadian province and a total of 20 countries, the social media buzz at the show was bigger than ever.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 4

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In this episode we take viewers inside the rocking networking reception, discuss the highlights of Bill Taylor's inspiring keynote speech and have footage from Friday's early-morning workouts. Check it out in this quick episode of Inside #ABCOrlando.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 3

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In this episode we bring you highlights from the trade show floor, visit with one of our speakers who offers up tips for selling the millennial generation and preview Friday's action.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 2

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    We go inside Wednesday's action at the Athletic Business Conference & Expo. Highlighting the day was the annual Athletic Business Golf Classic, plus we preview what's to come on Thursday.