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Team Sports Strategies

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Professional development for lacrosse coaches

Rockford High School (Michigan) girls lacrosse coach Mike Emery discusses the types of certifications and other education young lacrosse coaches must acquire. ...


August 20, 2014

Maryland to Offer Lifetime Scholarships

The University of Maryland has announced it will be one of the first NCAA Division I institutions to offer a lifetime degree guarantee for student-athletes in all sports. In addition, the University is incorporating the promise of exhausted eligibili...


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Discussing Vision, Values and Voice

Suzy Merchant, head women’s basketball coach at Michigan State University, discusses what it takes to be a leader on her team. Vision, values and voice are a must, she said....


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Encouraging Parental Involvement in Sports Programs

Rockford High School (Michigan) Athletic Director Tim Erickson talks about how coaches in his department make a point to involve parents instead of pushing them away....


July 28, 2014

How athletic directors can act when delegation isn’t possible

For better time management and efficiency, management experts often mention “delegating” as a viable option, and it's a good one. In Maryland, however, athletic directors at public high schools don’t have secretaries, and only one of the 24 co...


July 23, 2014

The Three Most Important A.D. Qualities

When people ask me to specify the three most important qualities needed by an athletic director, I tend to respond off the top of my head, especially when I do not have the time to sort out all of the possibilities.To be successful and survive, an AD...


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Conflicting Instruction Between Club and High School Programs

Rockford High School (Michigan) boys basketball coach Nick Allen discusses whether club basketball programs have created a lot of problems with the lessons he’s trying to teach his athletes.  ...


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Coaching two Different Sports

Rockford High School (Rockford, Michigan) girls track coach Randy Vanderveen talks about balancing his roles with the track team and as defensive coordinator for the school’s football team....