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athletic director

November 30, 2017

22 must-read books for coaches, athletic directors

Books are great resources to teach coaches and athletic administrators about philosophy, leadership and team building. We regularly speak with athletic administrators who assign books to their coaching staffs, or coaches who require that their captai...


October 31, 2017

ADs, coaches must embrace value of professional development

When we think about athletic budgets, necessities like equipment, salaries and facilities costs spring to mind. You typically don’t consider professional development to be a critical part of your spending, but if not, that’s something you should ...


August 23, 2017

Bridging the gap: Strengthening the coach/AD relationship

Being successful in athletics is not always about pure talent. The development of relationships within a team often makes or breaks a team, regardless of talent. I’m not saying talent is unimportant, but relationship development can take a team wit...


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What do you look for when hiring a new coach?

Kennedy High School (Iowa) Athletic Director Aaron Stecker discusses what qualities he looks for when hiring new coaches into his program. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvb_GdDyJMc[/embed]...


April 11, 2017

Developing a strong and powerful base

The muscle complexes of the lower back, hips and lower extremities act as the body’s base and ballast, providing balance and power in just about every physical activity. Some of the largest muscles in the body are housed in these areas, and they po...


March 28, 2017

Avoiding the ‘perfect storm’ emergency

Emergency action plans and how they should be used in your program The Kalani High School (Hawaii) campus was a busy place that warm autumn afternoon. On the field, the school's varsity and junior varsity football teams excitedly practiced for their...


March 22, 2017

Four popular budgeting styles used in athletic programs

Creating an accurate athletic budget largely depends on the type of budgeting strategy used by the sports department. Ken Mohney, director of student activities with the Mattawan Consolidated School District in Michigan, outlines four popular budg...


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...