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NJCAA Board of Regents Chairman Mick McDaniel, Carolina Panthers and former NJCAA athlete Ian Thomas, and NJCAA President and CEO Christopher Parker took part in an official ribbon-cutting to open the new offices in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: NJCAA
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NJCAA Relocates Headquarters to Charlotte

Citing a desire to move closer to its members, the National Junior College Athletic Association has officially opened its new headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, the latest in a string of new initiatives for the association. The move from Colorado Springs, where the NJCAA had been located since 1985, had been in the works for […]

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Ensuring a Sport’s Future: How U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Saved Itself

It was August 2015 when Martin Palmaz first got the word. As executive director of the U.S. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association, Palmaz was regularly in touch with the flight schools around the country that help keep the sport aloft. This time, one of them was relaying some distressing news: Its insurance policy was not […]

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USA Swimming Promotes Multisport Athletes

It may seem counterintuitive for an organization to grow its membership by encouraging participation in other sports, but USA Swimming is doing just that. With the launch of a new membership category and ad campaign, the national governing body is urging kids to take up swimming while also participating in other activities. To make that […]

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Decisions on 2024 and 2028 Offer Stability to Olympics

The official vote awarding Paris the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games and Los Angeles the 2028 event made for one of the most anticlimactic International Olympic Committee sessions in history. But all parties agreed that whatever the final decision lacked in drama, it made up for in goodwill and stability for the Olympic movement. […]

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USA Football Launches Rookie Tackle Pilot Program

For years, sports such as baseball, hockey and tennis have created variations of their sports for younger children, generally by shortening the field, rink or court to increase kids’ enjoyment of the game. Now, USA Football is adopting a pilot program it hopes will change the game on the gridiron as well. The national governing body […]

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Pittsburgh Wins Big With NCAA Bids

After receiving in excess of 3,000 bids, the NCAA in April announced more than 600 host sites for championship events through the 2021–2022 season across Divisions I, II and III. No city fared better than Pittsburgh, which landed 22 events, including such prizes as the 2019 Division I wrestling and volleyball championships and the 2021 […]

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U.S. Equestrian Finds Its Gait

U.S. Equestrian recently unveiled a complete rebranding as part of a strategic plan to grow its membership and broaden its appeal. The national governing body for equestrian sports has undergone several name changes since its inception in 1917. More recently, it went from being known as the United States Equestrian Federation to simply U.S. Equestrian, […]

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