Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
School Board Bans Parents from Coaching Own Kids
by Lindsay Street July 2014
Despite strong public opposition, the Berkeley County school board approved Tuesday a so-called ban on parent coaches. The amendment to the district s student activity policy instructs principals not to assign volunteer parents of student athletes for coaching responsibilities at the varsity or junior varsity level within the program in which their son or daughter is participating. The rule allows for exceptions to be made at the discretion of the principal and for full-time employees of the district.
Editorial: Wrong to Penalize Players More Than a Coach
by Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board July 2014
So under the New Mexico Activities Association's rationale, if an adult violates recruiting rules, it's worth a one-week suspension. If students follow his lead and put down false addresses that allow them to play for him, it's worth a season on the bench.
How the New College Football Postseason Will Work
by Mike Strange July 2014
HOOVER, Ala. — Repeat after me: CFP. CFP. CFP. The BCS is dead. Long live the CFP. On a Monday evening, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas, some college football team will hoist the CFP trophy for the first time. If, as Florida defensive lineman Dante Fowler confessed Monday, you hadn’t heard, the College Football Playoff era begins in 2014.
KHSAA Recommends Softball Players Wear Facemasks
by Rexford Sheild, Athletic Business Intern July 2014
As safety has become a bigger priority at every level of sports, the state of Kentucky is considering taking things even further for its high school softball players. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) voted to recommend that softball players playing first base, third base and pitcher wear protective face gear during games.
Slive's SEC Speech a Warning to NCAA on Autonomy
by Ben Frederickson, Knoxville News-Sentinel July 2014
Mike Slive’s annual state of the conference address at SEC Football Media Days on Monday referenced great athletes (Muhammad Ali and Hank Aaron) and great minds (Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Nelson Mandela).
Should Non-Residents Pay More to Use City Fields, Parks?
by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014
The city is considering quadrupling the fee it charges out-of-town youths to play in its sports programs -- a move that has organizers alarmed at its potential to price many youths out of participating.
Athletes Bill of Rights Draws Criticism in Boston Area
by MARIE SZANISZLO July 2014
Local universities balked at a proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights, which they said would force them to pay for lifelong health insurance for players injured during games. Representatives from the area's Division 1 schools said the proposal would put them at a competitive disadvantage on the field and burden already money-losing athletic departments.
U. of Miami Dismisses Players Who Admitted to Rape
by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014
The University of Miami dismissed linebackers JaWand Blue and Alex Figueroa after both admitted to police they drugged and raped a 17-year-old girl last weekend.
Fitness Owner: Make Swimming Part of Core Curriculum
by Kimberly Garrison, The Philadelphia Daily News July 2014
MY HEART overflowed with grief last week when I heard of the accidental drowning death of 14-year-old Corinthian "Corey" Hammond. Not that I didn't care before about child safety, but now, being a mother has worked its way into every facet of my life, including this column. Being the mother of a young child made Corey's death strike closer to home than ever, and my heart goes out to his mother and the unimaginable grief I know she must be feeling.
NCAA Recommends Limited Football Practice Contact
by Schuyler Dixon, The Associated Press July 2014
The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.