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Infographic: Facts About Dehydration

It seems like every fall we hear at least one story about a high school football player who was worked too hard during camp and suffered a serious illness or even death due to dehydration. Such incidents are completely avoidable … Continue reading

ASA changes ball type rule

The Amateur Softball Association now requires that balls with a 52/300 compression rating be used in all leagues, excluding senior leagues.

The Amateur Softball Association (ASA), a non-profit organization that sets standard rules and regulations for amateur softball leagues throughout the United States, recently changed its rules regarding the size and type of softball to be used in play. Continue reading

How have shrinking athletic budgets affected sports teams?

With athletic budgets still shrinking from the recession, coaches are forced to do more with less.

One of the lasting impacts of the Great Recession has been its impact on the budgets of public programs, particularly in the areas of education and school budgets. Continue reading

News for Coaches & Athletic Directors (ADs)

Protect your players from lightning strikes

A lightning detector can help you protect players and coaching staff during outdoor practice.

On August 21, a player for Georgia Southern University was taken to the hospital after a tree he was standing nearby was struck by lightning. Continue reading

How your players can get enough shuteye on the road

Athletes need to get to sleep the night before the big game

For athletes, getting the proper amount of sleep is of the utmost importance.  Continue reading

Training for Athletes

How to deal with bad umpires

Sometimes umpires get things wrong. Here's how to deal with it.

Finally, after many years of dragging its feet, Major League Baseball officials announced that the league would be expanding instant replay to allow managers more opportunity to contest the calls of umpires when they believe there was an error in judgment. Continue reading

Coaching with a thin talent pool

Even if you have a squad full of less talented players, you and your team can still get something out of a losing season.

Most coaches are going to have a couple bad teams in their career because of a thin talent pool. Continue reading

Anthem Sports Company News

Terrorism Does Not Work Here

It seems like every fall we hear at least one story about a high school football player who was worked too hard during camp and suffered a serious illness or even death due to dehydration. Such incidents are completely avoidable … Continue reading

Anthem Sports celebrates a first

It seems like every fall we hear at least one story about a high school football player who was worked too hard during camp and suffered a serious illness or even death due to dehydration. Such incidents are completely avoidable … Continue reading

Parents of Athletes

Should athletes specialize in one sport?

LeBron James is known for his skills on the basketball court, but he was also a terrific prep football player.

If you research the biographies of major professional athletes past and present, one common thread you find with these remarkable individuals is that they often played multiple sports in high school and even at the college level. Continue reading

How to make your baseball All-Star team

If you want your child to make the  All-Star team, preparation starts in the offseason.

Making the All Star team can be a major accomplishment for your son or daughter. Continue reading

Fundraising for School Sports

Ohio school district receives $50,000 donation from youth basketball organization

An Ohio youth basketball organization recently donated $50,000 to local schools for allowing teams to use their facilities.

As voluntary compensation for allowing the group to use its basketball equipment and courts over the past years free of charge, an Ohio school district received a donation of $50,000 from Springboro Youth Basketball (SYB). Continue reading

Donations provide access to sports for many

Many schools and community sports organizations rely on donations to give children access to sports.

In recent weeks, news outlets have reported on the various strategies that youth organizations and schools are relying on in order to allow as many children to join sports teams as possible. Continue reading