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May 22, 2012

Team-building ideas: April 2012

Your players respect and buy into your program more when rules are established, consequences are instituted When Al Rapp thought about taking a new high school football coaching job 13 years ago, he asked for a couple of game films from the school (...


May 16, 2012

Athletic directors are responsible for coach certification

In the last few years, coaching education and national certification have grown and moved to center stage. These efforts are important and necessary to move high school coaching to a higher level and for those involved to be accepted as professionals...


May 14, 2012

Former Miami AD Paul Dee Dies At 65

The Associated Presshttp://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/story/2012-05-13/miami-paul-dee-dies/54940434/1Paul Dee, who was Miami’s athletic director from 1993 through 2008 and continued serving the school as a member of its faculty, has died, ...


May 3, 2012

Establishing pay-to-play in your high school

One athletic director provides keen insight into how his school’s fee went from $150 total per athlete to $660 per sport In November 2009, just after the fall sports season of his first year on the job as athletic director at Medina High School (Oh...


March 22, 2012

Installing a preseason emergency response plan

All public and private schools have an emergency response plan that allows staff and students to respond to an emergency in an organized and safe manner. Massachusetts requires that schools to have a medical emergency response plan for injuries on...


March 2, 2012

Preparing for the future

Wisconsin athletic director believes planning and research are keys to building new facilities the right way. Constructing a new field house at Brookfield East High School (Wisconsin) began long before crews shoveled the first dirt or laid the...


March 2, 2012

Breaking down language barriers with athletes

The U.S. population is changing; be prepared to instruct student-athletes who don't speak perfect English. The National Education Association reports that, "America's public schools enroll about five million English language learners (ELLs) — ...


February 29, 2012

Modern devices create challenges in communication

Perhaps you have read about inappropriate behavior between teachers and students at some school districts. The fallout has given rise to an intense analysis of how these types of incidents can go undetected by school officials and district administra...