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September 12, 2012

Accept that corporate sponsorships are here to help

Don’t knock corporate sponsorships. You may not like the look and feel of seemingly intrusive logos popping up at high school basketball arenas and football fields, but the truth is they’ll save many sports from the death penalty. And don’t ...


August 22, 2012

Coach And Athletic Director Featured School On ESPN This Week

September’s Coach And Athletic Director features our first in-depth look at the inner workings of one of the nation’s top athletic departments. But readers don’t have to wait for the issue to catch a glimpse at Wisconsin&r...


August 22, 2012

Three tips for keeping facilities clean, athletes healthy

You know the drill at private health and fitness clubs. First, you use the machine. Then, you clean the machine. Keeping equipment clean and germ-free is important in these facilities because of high traffic. Likewise, dozens of athletes walk thro...


August 22, 2012

Arrowhead: What Keeps Arrowhead Coaches Awake At Night?

High school coaches juggle a variety of duties throughout the year—parents, budgets, game plans. While on the surface it often appears that everything operates smoothly, coaches admit there are facets of their jobs that constantly present challenge...


August 22, 2012

Liz Arsnow: Tracking Arrowhead‰’s Extracurricular Activities

  Liz Arsnow, Activities Assistant   Liz Arsnow jokingly defines her job as the equivalent of a full-time party planner. With Arrowhead High School having more than 100 school activities, the activities assistant ...


August 22, 2012

Seven keys to succeed as a first-time athletic director

Kevin Flegner, former athletic director at Arrowhead (Wisconsin) High School, says he has evolved in his role over the years, citing increased patience, more research and deeper analysis prior to making decisions. He also began a practice of over-com...


August 22, 2012

Liz Arsnow: Intramural Choices Constantly Changing

  Liz Arsnow, Activities Assistant   At Arrowhead High School, more than 500 students participate each year in intramural volleyball, badminton and basketball. Activities assistant Liz Arsnow says program administ...


August 22, 2012

Kevin Flegner: Scoring the performance of coaches

While wins and losses are always a component at the varsity level, Arrowhead Union High School (Wisconsin) Athletic Director Kevin Flegner emphasizes that winning percentage isn’t a fair metric. Coaches must play the hand they’re dealt. “Des...


August 22, 2012

Flegner: Making Time For All Your Coaches

Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), says that staying involved with the coaching staff is one of the most important things he can do as an A.D. to maintain a level of trust and open lines of communication....


August 22, 2012

Flegner: Developing Your Own Philosophy

Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), shares his personal philosophy for running an athletic program....