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...

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...

December 12, 2020

Guiding Coaches to create Positive Working-Relationships with Student-Athletes

While coaches should prepare their teams to win games, it is essential to remind them that the number one objective in education-based athletics is the growth and development of student-athletes. And this fundamental point does not strictly or narrow...

participation decline
October 5, 2020

A.D.ministration: 10 Tips to Combat Participation Decline

Other than a slight participation decline in the number of football and basketball players for the 2018-19 school year, the overall rates for all sports around the country are still very solid and strong for the last 30 years. The national results as...

baseball coach
May 16, 2019

A.D.ministration: Supporting and protecting your coaches

[caption id="attachment_27872" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Athletic administrators have a responsibility to protect coaches who face unfair criticism. | Photo: Lesly Juarez[/caption] When athletic administrators analyze their major obligations,...

kent state dix stadium
April 16, 2019

A.D.ministration: Leading your program in times of change

[caption id="attachment_27815" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo: Jon Ridinger, Flickr[/caption] In the world of high school athletics, or life for that matter, change is a constant. While it can be good or bad, something is always changing. ...

August 3, 2017

A.D.ministration: Honoring your coaches and athletes

Most high school athletic programs do something to recognize the success and accomplishments of their athletes and coaches. This effort could come in the form of an awards program or a special evening with refreshments served afterward, or even a for...

March 2, 2017

The work-life balancing act of athletic directors

To say the responsibilities and workload of an athletic administrator are demanding would be a gross understatement. It would be more accurate to describe it as unrelenting and, at times, overwhelming. Even if you are exceptionally organized and work...