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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...


April 18, 2012

A way to clamp down on cursing

In an early season football scrimmage, a halfback burst through the line, taking the first steps in what he thought would be a long run. But a tackler caught his foot and the runner hit the turf with a meager gain. "Dang!" he yelled. The coach ...


April 12, 2012

The Energetic Bear: How Baylor’s Kim Mulkey challenges her team

Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the March 2011 issue of Coach & Athletic Director. Kim Mulkey, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame coach, who stands at 5-foot-4, never is going to be confused with her 6-foot-8 superstar post player B...


April 3, 2012

New Product Allows Football Coaches To Add Users To Headset System

San Diego, CA—Winning on the football field just got easier with HM Electronics’ EB300 Extender Base, which lets coaches add more users to the company’s DX300 wireless football headset system.By connecting the EB300 to the system&rs...


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

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...


February 9, 2012

Eight rules for a successful silent auction

Whether you're looking for a free-standing fundraiser or one that complements another event, running a silent auction may be your answer. While there is some work during the months prior to the auction to prepare, the actual event can be rather si...


December 30, 2011

Most Read Stories from CoachAD.com in 2011

It’s that time of year again when everyone wants a quick review of the "best" or "worst" stories from the previous year. Coach and Athletic Director is happy to join the ranks and share our list of the stories that generated the greatest intere...


December 29, 2011

Promote sportsmanship — don’t just pay it lip service

In the past month, I've read about a football coach being ejected from a game and his team refusing to take the field again. I've read about hazing incidents that make your skin crawl. I've read about deplorable fan behavior that leaves you wondering...