August 29, 2019

Facility Snapshots: Lessons learned from athletic projects around the country

A roundup of 6 athletic projects around the country, and the lessons learned by those in charge. Kutztown Area High School (Pennsylvania) In small communities like Kutztown, Pennsylvania, the high school stadium is the epicenter of social gathering...

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August 21, 2019

4 critical questions when choosing synthetic turf adhesives

[caption id="attachment_28173" align="aligncenter" width="490"] A synthetic turf adhesive is applied by airless spray to a porous shock pad. | Photos: courtesy of Norris Legue[/caption] Coaches and athletic directors are attentive to the safety an...

November 19, 2018

Between the Lines: Gun violence presents new security challenges

[caption id="attachment_26932" align="alignleft" width="98"] Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Athletic programs these days must worry about hazing, concussions and cases of sexual assault. There are declining budgets and rising costs. Referee numbers are dwi...

November 8, 2018

Maple or Synthetic: Choosing the right flooring material

{Sponsored} Many factors need to be considered when investing in a new sports surface. Resilience and durability, color contrast for lines, impact on players’ joints and the purpose the space serves all factor into the decision. When it comes to in...

May 24, 2018

St. John’s Wellness Center shapes ‘complete athletes’

The way athletic programs define the “complete athlete” has evolved. Practice drills and bench presses remain cornerstones of athlete development, but more schools are carving out time for yoga, meditation and other wellness initiatives. Few s...

May 14, 2018

Facilities projects are best served by committees of parents, coaches and community

[caption id="attachment_26159" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photos courtesy Schuylkill Valley High School[/caption] Planning and executing a multimillion-dollar renovation doesn’t always have to fall on the shoulders of athletic administrato...

March 23, 2018

Wellness Center Creates Connections & Allows Whole-Person Education

{Sponsored} When St. John’s Preparatory School in Massachusetts embarked on a new strategic plan designed to accommodate a new 300-student middle school and embrace their “20/20” values of intellectual, artistic, social and athletic life, t...

November 20, 2017

Fundraising for the dream weight room

Jordan Schumaker remembers his coaching staff’s first request last year when he became the athletic director at Butler (Ohio) High School. “We need to do something in regards to the weight room,” the coaches told him. The school already h...