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high school sports

scoreboard
August 2, 2021

4 Tips to Maximize Your Digital Scoreboard

Last summer, Coach & Athletic Director invited four athletic administrators to an on-demand webinar to discuss creative ways to raise funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, a year later, as we emerge from that tumultuous tunnel, it is still impor...


non-core
July 29, 2021

Cultivating the Non-Core Sports

There was obvious concern among athletic administrators when last year’s national survey revealed a decline in high school sports participation nationwide. But there was good news, and it might have been surprising to some. The positive data came f...


leadership
July 28, 2021

Building a Dynamic Program with Leadership & Culture

When student-athletes leave your athletics program, what part of the culture will they remember? Will they adopt the leadership qualities we instilled in them to their next step in life?  A culture that is relevant and influential gives an athlet...


marysville
July 27, 2021

Enhancing the Student-Athlete Experience the Marysville Way

In the Marysville Athletic Department, we talk a lot about our purpose in interscholastic athletics and why we do what we do, and there is a huge emphasis on the student-athlete experience.  For most, the four years that student-athletes have to ...


fundraising
July 26, 2021

Fundraising Outside the Box

New equipment, fresh uniforms, travel expenses, referee costs, strength and conditioning training tools — all of these things need to be bought and paid for to help athletic programs be successful.  Unfortunately, there has yet to be a discover...


nchsaa
July 22, 2021

NCHSAA Close to Elimination by State Lawmakers

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is very close to dissolving thanks to state lawmakers, who would, in turn, create a new commission to administer high school athletics in the state. The news comes on the heels of the Se...


motivation
July 21, 2021

Fostering Intrinsic Motivation in Youth Athletes

In “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”, Daniel Pink argues that creative, non-routine work is best achieved when incentives provide workers with autonomy, mastery, and purpose.  The solutions to game situations are far from ...


athletic
July 19, 2021

9 Tips for First-Time Athletic Directors

After the interviews were concluded, you were offered the position. You are now ready to step into your first athletic director’s position. Now what? Beyond wondering if you are crazy, which you should have pondered before the interview, how do you...