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athletic department

February 6, 2017

New graphics showcase school pride, commitment to excellence

{Sponsored} Looking for a way to thrill your student-athletes and keep them motivated for the upcoming season? Appearance is everything. Dana Harmon, director of physical education, recreation and athletics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)...


November 6, 2015

Vision, purpose and values are crucial to athletic programs

After I graduated college, in a fit of reckless abandon that had nothing to do with my bachelor’s in history, I decided to become a coach. I was looking for something interesting, fun and not necessarily practical. My idea was always to be happy...


October 15, 2015

Texas school dresses up facilities for students and athletes

When students returned to Bellville High School (Texas) this summer, they may have noticed a fresh look that’s part of the district’s ongoing effort to rebrand its athletic program. Athletic Director Grady Rowe said the signs are hard to miss. ...


October 8, 2015

Powerline: Supporting your in-season strength program

It is the advent of the fall sports season, and with that comes the administrative details surrounding the organization and implementation of the in-season strength training program. Unlike the offseason calendar, the in-season presents a host of obs...


September 10, 2015

High schools beginning to use devices prominent at college levels

Everything is bigger in Texas, and while that’s considered an advantage to coaching in the Lonestar State, it occasionally has its drawbacks. Kent Scott learned that first hand. Nearly five years ago, the head football coach at Prosper High Scho...


August 17, 2015

6 tips to keep your athletic facilities sanitary

Very few people actually enjoy cleaning their athletic facilities, but it’s one of the most essential responsibilities for schools to keep athletes and coaches free of diseases that could be lurking. Here are some suggestions to help everyone in...


July 20, 2015

Florida school aesthetically improves facilities

When your school is more than 50 years old, an occasional upgrade here and there is a necessity. That was the motivation behind recent improvements made at Boone High School (Orlando, Florida). Last year, Athletic Director Doug Patterson worked wi...


July 16, 2015

Schools can afford impressive stadium displays if they get creative

Telling score might be the least impressive feature of scoreboards these days. If your stadium doesn’t have the ability to play back in-game highlights or update scores from throughout the conference, you might be behind the curve. An athletic a...