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non-core
July 29, 2021

Cultivating the Non-Core Sports

There was obvious concern among athletic administrators when last year’s national survey revealed a decline in high school sports participation nationwide. But there was good news, and it might have been surprising to some. The positive data came f...


leadership
July 28, 2021

Building a Dynamic Program with Leadership & Culture

When student-athletes leave your athletics program, what part of the culture will they remember? Will they adopt the leadership qualities we instilled in them to their next step in life?  A culture that is relevant and influential gives an athlet...


marysville
July 27, 2021

Enhancing the Student-Athlete Experience the Marysville Way

In the Marysville Athletic Department, we talk a lot about our purpose in interscholastic athletics and why we do what we do, and there is a huge emphasis on the student-athlete experience.  For most, the four years that student-athletes have to ...


fundraising
July 26, 2021

Fundraising Outside the Box

New equipment, fresh uniforms, travel expenses, referee costs, strength and conditioning training tools — all of these things need to be bought and paid for to help athletic programs be successful.  Unfortunately, there has yet to be a discover...


sec
July 26, 2021

Texas, Oklahoma May Leave Big 12 for SEC

Two college football powerhouses are threatening to turn an already-powerful Southeastern Conference (SEC) into a 16-team superconference. The University of Texas and Oklahoma University, two blue-chip college football programs from the Big 12 Con...


asu
July 26, 2021

ASU Fitness Center on Solid Standing Ahead of Fall Season

Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Ariz., sought a high-performance flooring solution during the remodel of its 234,000-square-foot student fitness center. Ecore Athletic flooring played a feature role in helping transform the fitness center in...


penn state
July 26, 2021

Penn State Dubois’ PAW Center Approved for Expansion

The renovation and addition to the Physical Fitness, Athletics and Wellness (PAW) Center at Penn State DuBois received final approval from the Penn State Board of Trustees earlier this month. This $17.3 million project will transform the current Mult...


nchsaa
July 22, 2021

NCHSAA Close to Elimination by State Lawmakers

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is very close to dissolving thanks to state lawmakers, who would, in turn, create a new commission to administer high school athletics in the state. The news comes on the heels of the Se...


motivation
July 21, 2021

Fostering Intrinsic Motivation in Youth Athletes

In “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”, Daniel Pink argues that creative, non-routine work is best achieved when incentives provide workers with autonomy, mastery, and purpose.  The solutions to game situations are far from ...


July 20, 2021

Bloomsburg U’s 5 Keys to Handle the COVID Rebound

COVID-19 has impacted sports at every level and continues to linger into the future. However, it is time to rebound and return to a new normal in the post-COVID world. A few ways that Bloomsburg University athletics is addressing the return is with f...