A.D.ministration

facilities
September 28, 2022

A.D.ministration: Upgrading Your Facilities

With many athletic facilities, there comes a time in which they may need a ‘facelift.’ Time, weather, constant or over-use, new building codes, and a host of factors dictate that improvements must or should be made. Recognizing this fact is the e...


parents
July 13, 2022

A.D.ministration — Limiting Problems by Effectively Communicating with Parents

While misguided, challenging individuals get a great deal of attention, and rightfully so in many cases, the vast majority of parents are good, positive, and supportive. With both segments, there is a need to guide and educate them with respect to th...


wayward
June 1, 2022

A.D.ministration: Dealing with Wayward Fans

Overall, most fans are supportive, and cooperative, and pose no concern. In some settings, however, there may be a small bunch that demonstrates poor sportsmanship, cause assorted problems, and maybe disruptive. The question arises, how do you deal w...


messaging
December 16, 2021

A.D.ministration: Improving Flawed Messaging

The communication model is fairly clear-cut and straightforward. You probably have seen the simple diagram which illustrates that communication involves a message, a sender, a receiver, and, in most cases, feedback. With each of the aspects, there ca...


quality
November 10, 2021

The Challenge of Hiring Quality Coaches

For some athletic administrators, it has become more difficult to hire quality coaches and this may even be a greater concern involving a few sports which traditionally lack a large number of candidates. Therefore, it comes down to taking three c...


athletic
July 19, 2021

9 Tips for First-Time Athletic Directors

After the interviews were concluded, you were offered the position. You are now ready to step into your first athletic director’s position. Now what? Beyond wondering if you are crazy, which you should have pondered before the interview, how do you...


athletic trainer
June 8, 2021

A.D.ministration: The AD & The ATC

In one’s role as an athletic administrator, you have to develop working relationships with a number of people. Obviously, you interact with coaches, athletes, and administrators. Also throw parents into this mix, as well as teachers, officials, col...


communication
February 2, 2021

A.D.ministration: Becoming More Efficient

As an athletic administrator, there is never enough time to do everything that you should or want to do. Even if you have an assistant and you have the possibility of delegating some items, most days or weeks are impossible. More tasks and responsibi...