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athletic director

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...


February 15, 2017

More women earning roles in athletic administration

From Ohio University There is a misconception that girls are not interested in sports. The truth is, nearly half of the fans in the major leagues are women and the number of female athletes continues to grow. Their voices need to be heard as well....