Category Archives: Parents

Sign Up For CIAC Tournament Updates

Sign Up For CIAC Tournament Updates

CHESHIRE,Conn.– The CIAC will release tournament pairings for 15 total championships in four fall sports on Friday, Nov. 1. The best ways for media and fans to follow the action is to sign up for CIAC E-mail/SMS Updates for tournament competition. The ability to sign up for the updates is available at http://ciacsports.com/site/?page_id=116. A mailingContinue Reading

CIAC Coaches Update Newsletter Tackles A Pair of Topics

CIAC Coaches Update Newsletter Tackles A Pair of Topics

The latest edition of the CIAC Coaches Update Newsletter is available for viewing on-line and has been distributed throughout the state for schools and coaches to enjoy. The latest edition tackles a pair of vastly different, but equally different topics. The first is aimed at both coaches and parents, and tries to help answer the challengingContinue Reading

High School Sports Participation On The Rise Again

High School Sports Participation On The Rise Again

INDIANAPOLIS, IN  — Participation in high school sports increased for the 24th consecutive year in 2012-13 and passed the 7.7 million mark for the first time, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Based on figures from the 51 NFHS-member state high schoolContinue Reading

NFL Shares Info On Safety-Related Rule Changes

NFL Shares Info On Safety-Related Rule Changes

INDIANPOLIS, Ind. – In a memo directed to football coaches at all playing levels, the NFL has highlighted the rule changes it has made for the 2013 season that are specifically targeting issues of player safety. The memo, which is embedded and linked below, includes link to a video spelling highlighting the rules that haveContinue Reading

CIAC Concussion Education and Awareness For Parents and Student-Athletes

CIAC Concussion Education and Awareness For Parents and Student-Athletes

The CIAC has provided schools with in-depth information to share with parents and student regarding concussion awareness. The document, which is included below has general information along with multiple links to other pieces of information from national organizations and health organizations to make parents, students, coaches, and administrators as educated as possible about head injury.Continue Reading

NFHS Learn Provides Free Sports Nutrition Course

NFHS Learn Provides Free Sports Nutrition Course

The on-line NFHS Learning Center is now offering a free on-line course on sports nutrition that can benefit student-athletes, coaches and parents. The course is aimed at coaches to help them direct their athletes on proper nutrition and hydration that will benefit performance, but is also appropriate for students or parents. The course, hosted byContinue Reading

Linked Up – 5/10/13

Linked Up – 5/10/13

Last week Linked Up featured primarily local sports, but this week there are some great stories both in and out of state. Really enjoy profiles on seniors who are working hard as their high school athletics careers come to a close. From the New London Day: An NFA senior is enjoying his final run on theContinue Reading

CAS-CIAC To Honor Scholar-Athletes

CAS-CIAC To Honor Scholar-Athletes

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Three hundred forty senior student-athletes will be recognized at the 30th annual Connecticut High School Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 5 at the AquaTurf Club in Plantsville. The 340 standouts will be honored as part of the Scholar-Athlete Program which annually recognizes two high school seniors – one boy and oneContinue Reading

Linked Up – 1/25/13

Linked Up – 1/25/13

Another Friday, another batch of links with compelling stories from around the state and country. Two themes this week, as we have two stories about the roots of family in the sporting world whether in a pool in East Lyme or a family that has massively contributed to the sporting landscape of Middletown. There areContinue Reading

CIAC Network Reaches Well Beyond Connecticut

CIAC Network Reaches Well Beyond Connecticut

When the CIAC reached an agreement with PlayOn! Sports in the spring of 2012 to begin live web streaming regular season and most prominently championship events the excitement was evident. This was an opportunity to enhance the experience for the student-athletes and fans by bringing the games to a wider audience across the state. ItContinue Reading