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December 28, 2011

Single Plays Leads To $1.4 Million Stadium Renovation

When you are a successful Division III football program, you end up hosting a lot of early-round playoff games. In 2000, Linfield College (McMinnville, Ore.) led a second-round playoff game against Central College (Iowa), 17-14, in overtime.With the ...


December 7, 2011

More Coaches, Athletic Directors And Trainers Are Continuing Their Education Online

Online, video correspondence courses are growing at a rapid rate and offer an expansive list of classes You wake up before the sun rises. After getting yourself ready for the day, you spend a few minutes with your family, then it’s off to educate ...


December 1, 2011

Six Boston-Area High Schools Upgrade To Multimillion-Dollar Athletic Facilities With Synthetic Turf

Rich Fahey, Boston Globehttp://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2011/12/01/artificial_turf_installed_at_six_area_schools/?page=fullAll of a sudden, the athletes at Dedham High School had a spring in their step.On Oct. 12, the Marauders’ field...


November 17, 2011

A.D.ministration: Beyond the tip of the iceberg

A lot of the athletic director's duties are visible to those in your program. Fans and parents see you performing game-management tasks at various contests, and it's also easy to conclude that you scheduled the games, officials and transportation. Th...


November 11, 2011

Balancing Budgets: How Does Your Athletic Department Compare

Fundraising Facts One of the most glaring athletic-director needs coming out of this survey is finding more time for fundraising efforts. A total of 85.8% of athletic directors say some of their athletic-department spending is met through fundrais...


November 8, 2011

A Special Message From Our Publisher

Watch the video below to learn more about the milestones, special promotions and the future of the Lessiter Publications’ Team Sports Division....


November 3, 2011

Expanding the summer ‘dead period’ makes sense

Most states across the country have a specified “dead” period in the summer when high school student-athletes are not allowed any contact with their coaches, nor are they allowed to utilize school facilities. The intention is to give athletes a muc...


May 4, 2011

How micromanagement hurts athletic directors

While you may not be able to precisely define it, most understand the feeling of being micromanaged. It creates a difficult work environment. Micromanagement is a disruptive and counterproductive management style that negates creativity, initiativ...


March 20, 2011

Balancing the athletic director job with family

Our position as athletic director is extremely time-intensive, demanding and unforgiving. It's not uncommon to have contests scheduled every day of the week, some during the evening in either the stadium or gym, and even some on Saturdays. Our one...


February 16, 2011

Ten business truisms that apply to sports, coaching

We should always try to learn and get better. I’m always scouring the internet for anything that makes me a better coach, and I once read an article about business truism that can improve your life. I discovered that many of those principles apply...