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NCAA – Updated Class of 2015 Recruiting Rankings
by All White Kit
posted July 31, 2014 at 5:53pm

Teams ranked 26-50 after the jump. 1. Stanford 2. Penn State 3. North Carolina 4. Tennessee 5. Duke 6. Virginia 7. Notre Dame 8. UCLA 9. Boston College 10. Washington 11. Florida State 12. Michigan 13. BYU 14. Santa Clara 15. Wake Forest 16. Florida 17. ...more

NCAA – Updated Class of 2016 Recruiting Rankings
by All White Kit
posted July 29, 2014 at 3:06pm

Through this weekend’s last updated of the big recruiting spreadsheet. 1. North Carolina 2. UCLA 3. Duke 4. Virginia 5. Notre Dame 6. Stanford 7. Santa Clara 8. West Virginia 9. USC 10. Florida State 11. South Carolina 12. Rutgers 13. Washington 14...more

Game On! Campers Making Sports News: Congrats to Lexi S
by Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls
posted July 29, 2014 at 2:57pm

Congrats to Lexi S for completing her first 5K on July 26, 2014, running in the Big 10 race. According to her proud parents, she ran in the spirit of her Game On! team Wisconsin, which by the way also happens to be her dad’s alma mate...more

NCAA – CoachRank Adjusted Rankings & Quick FAQ (AKA Read Before Killing The Messenger)
by All White Kit
posted July 14, 2014 at 5:34pm

  (Again, read the damn FAQ below before asking questions and/or losing your mind. Supplemental content will appear throughout the week.) 1. 96.11 – Paul Ratcliffe (Stanford)2. 85.59 – Mark Krikorian (Florida State)3. 79.11 – Anso...more

Pitcher Gretchen Aucoin Transfers from Texas Tech to Tennessee
by Alan's College Softball Blog
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:11pm

Here's an article about pitcher Gretchen Aucoin transferring from Texas Tech to Tennessee in the aftermath of the Red Raiders' coaching change. As the article notes, "Aucoin should be able to contribute immediately in Knoxville, as Tennessee’s top p...more

Meet NACWAA Members on the Move and 26 Newest to Join
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:08pm

July 10, 2014 Kala Andrews was named Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), effective July 1. Andrews served as associate director of compliance at the University of South Carolina in the past two y...more

Get ready for July college basketball recruiting
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 2, 2014 at 3:05pm

It's almost that time again.....time for club ball teams to start balling like mad, and for college coaches to watch 10 hours of games per day while managing to stay awake and take good notes.The schedule:July 6-12, evaluation periodJuly 13-22, dead perio...more

What are the Title IX Implications of USC's 4-Year Scholarship Plan?
by Title IX Blog
posted June 26, 2014 at 2:04pm

On Monday, University of Southern California announced that it will offer four-year scholarships to all scholarship athletes in football, men's basketball, and women's basketball.  This modifies the university's existing practice of offering all scho...more

USC one of a few colleges that will offer four-year scholarships
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 25, 2014 at 9:15pm

Yesterday the University of Southern California announced it would offer four-year scholarships to women's basketball, instead of the one-year renewable scholarship that has been traditional throughout the NCAA. The policy will take effect July 1.Fresno S...more

Saucony Launches the 500 Mile Challenge High School Cross Country Training Program
by anngaff
posted June 13, 2014 at 10:33am

XC Champions Are Made In the Off-Season−Now With Extra Help From An Innovative Digital Training Initiative That Encourages High School Runners To “Find Their Strong” Through Summer Training via release  LEXINGTON, MA (...more

Free Printable Summer Camp Packing List
by Sports Girls Play
posted June 6, 2014 at 3:09pm

I originally posted this list a few years ago, but it continues to be a very popular post, so I decided to give it a quick update – especially as we start getting my daughter packed for camp. Summer is here and I know there are athletes all over t...more

Fly Girls program aims to encourage and develop rising stars in ski jumping
by anngaff
posted June 2, 2014 at 6:56pm

PARK CITY, Utah — Women’s Ski Jumping USA has announced an innovative athlete development initiative and program to recruit and retain young female jumpers nationwide into the sport. Fly Girls — as it’s named — is a junior...more

Using Sport To Make A Difference
by Marissa Kastanek
posted May 21, 2014 at 12:03am

Coach For College is a program that allows American college athletes to help teach/coach academics and sports to under privileged Vietnamese youth. I will take you on the trip and encourage you to make a difference in someone's life....more

Contemplating the college transfer issue
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 29, 2014 at 2:39pm

College transfers have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, to the point where some feel that excitement for transfers now eclipses a school's desire to get the best freshmen. The public is keenly interested in who is transferring where. I saw i...more

Advice for High School Athletes on the College Selection Process from Olympian Lashinda Demus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted April 29, 2014 at 2:27pm

I started receiving letters from colleges my freshman year in high school. There was even one coach that called me early out of excitement, and then out of honesty turned themselves in. Once my junior year came around and it became legal to call me, t...more

5 Steps to Building an Unshakable Team
by coachquam
posted April 10, 2014 at 11:24am

Take the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni and turn those team breakers into team builders...more

Be a beta tester for a new leadership program for women who coach
by coachquam
posted March 18, 2014 at 4:25pm

Be a BETA Tester for a new leadership program for women who coach: L.E.A.D. from your Heart™ program for coaches...more

The Mike Blake Tip-Off Classic: Observations for youth basketball players and coaches
by Swish Appeal
posted January 16, 2014 at 10:33pm

A few lessons learned from a holiday basketball tournament. ALLENDALE, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ - The communities in Northern New Jersey are just a few miles apart allowing for this tournament to run on schedule. The Mike Blake Tip-Off Classic is a week ...more

If co-ed youth sport is a Pandora’s Box, then Game On
by Fair Game News
posted January 15, 2014 at 9:39pm

    By Laura Pappano Much of the modern life has evolved — and at breakneck pace — but too many adults in positions of power continue to enforce a maddeningly old-fashioned mindset when it comes to young female athletes and co-e...more

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