Tag: Athletic Code

High School: Alton High School Takes a Bite Out of Athletes Manipulating Athletic Code

It’s nice to see a high school take the initiative to address the issue of athletes manipulating the consequence after violating their athletic code. That’s the story at TheTelegraph.com in their piece, School Board changes rules for student-athletes. Athletic Codes are something you should certainly be familiar with if you frequent my blog as I... Read more »

High School Sports: WARNING – High School AthletesTake Note of What You Consume!!!

In my younger days as an athlete, I could walk into any store and purchase just about anything to eat or drink without concern. Even if I was looking to improve my diet (make it more nutritionally sound), it was unlikely I would have to concern myself too much with what the actual ingredients were.... Read more »

High School: Athletic Code Violators Seek New Sports to Serve Consequence, Right or Wrong?

A recent article in the MenomoneeFalls Patch, Should High School Athletes be Allowed to Switch Teams to Serve Out Penalties?, highlights a possible situation that is not exclusive to just the Menomonee Falls high school athletic populous. It’s likely a scenario that’s been played out at a variety of high schools in many other areas... Read more »

Guilt by Association in High School Athletic Codes Must Include Common Sense

As is the case at times, a legitimate circumstance or situation arises, placing into question a “rule” or expectation a school has for its students―in this case, student athletes. This circumstance can cause a shift in the thought process of the governing committee who oversees this rule. That shift can be so drastic that decisions... Read more »

Geneva H.S. (Illinois) Suspension of Football Players for Alcohol Use Seems Confusing

Actually, it is not the suspension of the players that is confusing, since they were charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor by Geneva police, but a specific statement in The Beacon News piece, Geneva players suspended for drinking, that is perplexing to me. In that piece it states: According to Geneva athletic director... Read more »

High School: Alcohol And Athletes Don’t Mix

You would be hard pressed to find high school athletes today, or from yesteryear for that matter, that have not partaken in a little “binge” drinking now and then. Actually, it is probably a misnomer to use the words “a little” and “now and then” in that last sentence, as on just about any weekend... Read more »

The Sports Network Point on BYU and Brandon Davies Reinstatement Right on Point

In an era where people believe that paying college athletes, beyond their scholarship, will help alleviate the character flaws and downright illegal, unethical, and entitlement type behavior seen by too many elite level college athletes, coaches, and programs, we have the story of Brandon Davies and BYU. For those that don’t recall, Brandon Davies was... Read more »

Change in Athletic Code Gives High School Officials Autonomy

In a recent article in The Huntsville Item, Athletes target of changes to HISD code of conduct, Meagan Ellsworth highlights the recent change in the Huntsville High School (TX) student athletic code. A change that now gives authority to school officials to consequence student athletes for breaking their athletic code of conduct “even if they had... Read more »


Guest Post:  Ray Lokar Recently, I was asked, “What are some times in your life where you had to sacrifice things for the better of your career?” Or “when did you have to put things on a higher priority list then you’d like?” Obviously, as a coach, there are plenty of times when you are... Read more »

NCAA Pushing For Higher Academic Standards

Being a high school teacher, I am privy to the minimum requirements athletes must maintain in order to compete on sports teams in high school. At the school where I teach, a student athlete must be passing a minimum of five classes to be eligible for competition. Anything less than that and they are ineligible... Read more »