July 6, 2020

Five Strategies for Team Support During COVID-19

Anxious, worried, and looking for answers.  That is the daily life of a student-athlete, along with coaches and administrators in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. What do we know and how can we keep everyone informed without instilling more fear or c...

April 19, 2019

Keeping in Touch with Players During the Offseason

{Sponsored} Time off is important after the season is over, but it’s also important to keep in touch with your players in order to improve your player-coach relationships. Here are some tips for how coaches can foster a better next season through o...

August 18, 2016

The communications game

How athletic directors can distribute information and gain support for their programs For the past 26 years, the number of high school students who play sports has increased every year. U.S. athletic directors now manage 7.8 million participant...

April 13, 2015

Coach like you’re speaking a different language

Each of the past two offseasons, I had the pleasure of traveling to the other side of the world to run a week-long camp for 40 of Taiwan’s best high school baseball players, as identified by the Chinese Taipei Baseball Federation. This is basically...

October 3, 2014

Techniques to get your athletes talking (Part 2)

* This is the second of a two-part feature on athlete communication. Part one can be found here. In part one of our feature on athlete communication, we looked at some of the reasons athletes fail to talk during games along with the first five of ...

September 16, 2014

Communication 101 for the athletic director

Is there a more important skill for an athletic director to possess than the ability to communicate effectively? We're often judged, whether fairly or unfairly, on our proficiency to inform, explain, persuade or promote our program either verbally or...

September 8, 2014

Techniques to get your athletes talking

* This is the first of a two-part feature on athlete communication. Part two can be found here. Frustrated because your athletes are not more vocal during competition and practices? Seems like many of them can chat for hours on their cell phone...


Effective Communication Strategies for Athletic Directors

David Hoch, a retired athletic administrator with 16 years of experience, breaks down effective communication strategies to help athletic directors reach their constituents....