communication

October 2, 2017

Refining your communication skills

Skilled coaches always look for ways to improve themselves. This can be done in many ways, including developing better communication skills. Here are seven ways that coaches can use communication in developing team success. 1. Establish a respectful...


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...


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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....


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The Importance of Communication

Sponsored By: The Importance of Communication Kevin Flegner, activities director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), emphasizes the importance of open communication and keeping everyone in the program working collectively toward maki...