February 2014
ADs Becoming PIs?

For high school athletic directors in Minnesota, figuring out whether an athlete is eligible to play sports has never been more difficult.

As cases involving athletes who move to a new school become more complex - and raise more questions - some athletic directors say they are often taking on the role of a private detective. They check divorce records and even utility bills to see whether students are indeed living where they claim to be.

The Star Tribune details the issue.

 




February 2014
NFHS Sets New Targeting Rules for Football

In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee developed a definition for "targeting," which will be penalized as illegal personal contact.

The definition of targeting and its related penalty were two of 10 rules changes approved by the rules committee at its winter meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

 

 




February 2014
Icing May Not be the Answer

There has been a long-held belief that the first and most reliable response to swelling from an athletic injury is to ice it.  But as Lee Corson would famously say, "not so fast my friend."   This is not a closed debate and some proponents of alternative treatment contend that icing may actually delay healing.  

 

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