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November 13, 2017 / Coverage

Boost your sports section with these 100 feature ideas

Written by Idea File Staff

Updated by Walsworth Yearbooks

The sports section of your yearbook will be some of the most fertile ground for interesting feature stories. Are you currently stuck and looking for sports story ideas?

Take a look at the list below and see if you can find a sports feature idea that makes sense for your school and applies to your yearbook.

  • Linemen, backs
  • Practice
  • Managers
  • Trainers
  • Sophomore slump
  • Popular lingo
  • Drag day
  • Chain gang
  • Workers behind the scene run clock, announcers, camera people, concession workers
  • Referees
  • Loyal fans
  • Coaches – new ones, fathers/son
  • School alum as coach
  • Down and dirty
  • Following in big brother or sister’s footsteps
  • Nicknames – printable ones
  • Subs: come off the bench
  • Team leaders
  • Bumper stickers
  • Passing time activities
  • Great wins
  • Heartbreaking losses
  • Uniforms
  • Cost of equipment
  • Shoes
  • Kicking game
  • Specialty teams or positions
  • Superstitions
  • Pre-game routines
  • Motivation – stars on helmets, etc.
  • Locker room during halftime
  • Being on scout team
  • Lettering
  • Film watching – the study of an opponent
  • Memorable plays
  • Travel to away games
  • Bus breakdowns
  • Ball boys
  • Making the grade
  • Athletic study halls
  • Team size – up, down, why
  • New teams
  • New facilities
  • Freshmen or B-teams
  • student car culture
  • Customs and traditions
  • Pep talks
  • Parents – fathers who played now watching sons
  • Anniversaries – people, places
  • Field court maintenance
  • Weight room training
  • Conditioning drills
  • Fitness, endurance
  • Big goals, little goals
  • Improvements in the game
  • New equipment
  • Changes in the game, rules
  • Rivals
  • Cannon
  • Discipline
  • Cover all the bases
  • Rain delays
  • Par for the course
  • Sudden death
  • Home run champion
  • Ladies first
  • Net works
  • Faculty quirks
  • What people collect
  • Spike it
  • Most valuable player
  • Meet of champs
  • High point award
  • Last second shot
  • Changes in the conference
  • Injuries
  • A so-so season – value to players, what they learned
  • Tardy/absence excuses
  • Solo sports – hunting, fishing, rodeo
  • Coming off the bench to play in an important game for an injured starter
  • Bloopers
  • Heroes
  • Bonfires
  • Sharing time in gym
  • What makes a leader
  • Sunday practices
  • College prospects

6 Responses to “Boost your sports section with these 100 feature ideas”

October 28, 2013 at 2:59 am, sinikiwe marodza said:

thanx for these ideas of “a so-so season- value players, what they learnt this season”, loyal fans, locker room during half time.

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Idea File Staff reports are posts compiled by the Walsworth Yearbooks Marketing Department, covering a wide range of yearbook topics.