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Video Library

Athletic Administration

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Kennedy High School (Iowa) Athletic Director Aaron Stecker discusses what qualities he looks for when hiring new coaches into his program. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvb_GdDyJMc[/embed]... continue »


Coaches at Kennedy High School (Iowa) discuss the district's no-cut policy and the challenges it creates within their programs. https://youtu.be/e_LfeRe6f5k... continue »


Coaches at Kennedy High School (Iowa) talk about why they believe it's important to preach multi-sport participation to student-athletes. https://youtu.be/e2iiMoYDe7A... continue »


There are seemingly hundreds of unique methods coaches use to choose captains for their respective programs. Listen to coaches at Kennedy (Iowa) High School describe their strategies. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjSyCGViDG4[/embed]... continue »


Kennedy High School (Iowa) head football coach Brian White talks about team unity and how an idea from Kansas State University helped strengthen the players' commitment. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ4gxZxnICg[/embed]... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, talks about having non-teacher coaches embrace the "teacher mentality." ... continue »


Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, talks about handling sensitive issues like firing and reprimanding coaches. ... continue »


Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, talks about how athletic directors should address hazing situations at their schools.  ... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, discusses how athletic directors should go about finding the best candidates for their vacant coaching positions.... continue »


Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, discusses how coaches and athletic administrators should go about hiring assistant coaches for individual teams.... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, highlights the various opportunities athletic programs have in promoting their teams.... continue »


Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, discusses how athletic departments should handle controversy or crisis situations.... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, discusses why it's important that coaches and athletic administrators work together when hiring assistant coaches. ... continue »


Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, discusses how athletic administrators can overcome the challenges of having to be everywhere at once, supporting all of their programs equally.... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, talks about common mistakes athletic directors make during the hiring process of a new coach.... continue »


Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, talks about considerations athletic directors must have when hiring coaches that aren't teachers.... continue »


Kevin Bryant, CMAA, Thrive Athletic Consulting, talks about the challenges with non-teacher coaches in our athletic programs.... continue »


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


David Hoch, a retired athletic administrator with 16 years of experience, discusses methods for diffusing sticky situations with hostile parents.  ... continue »


Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.) girls lacrosse coach Mike Emery offers advice for athletic directors who are considering adding lacrosse to the school’s offerings.  ... continue »


Jay Hammes, the athletic director at Racine Horlick High School (Racine, Wis.), offers his take on how to keep your facilities, fans, players, coaches and administrators safe during an athletic event. In the second video, he urges athletic directors to consider instituting a plan for all spectators to show photo ID before entering a contest. Check out the videos and see if these ideas could wor... continue »


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 making not just their individual teams successful, but Arrowhead as a whole.  ... continue »


Sponsored By: Encouraging Open Dialogue  St. Anthony Village High School (Minneapolis, Minn.) athletics and activities assistant Summer Minnich says open dialogue between coaches, parents and athletes promotes a healthy relationship and solid foundation for good communication. ... continue »


Sponsored By:The Positive Impact of School ConnectednessSt. Anthony Village High School (Minneapolis, Minn.) athletics and activities director Troy Urdahl says that keeping students connected to the school through sports and activities helps create a positive influence in their lives outside of school.... continue »


Sponsored By:Developing Your Own PhilosophyKevin Flegner, activities director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), shares his personal philosophy for running an athletic program.... continue »


Sponsored By:Finding Space for Every SportTom Truttschel, head girls lacrosse coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), says that finding practice space in a program as large as Arrowhead’s presents challenges and discusses how they manage the "space" obstacle. ... continue »


Sponsored By:Passion for Academics and AthleticsSt. Anthony Village (Minneapolis) athletics and activities assistant Summer Minnich believes the high grade point averages among student-athletes can be attributed to their passion for athletics translating to a passion in the classroom.... continue »


Sponsored By:Success Comes From Strong Coaching StaffSteve Kostka, head girls track coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about how the strength of the school’s coaching staff has helped the overall success of the program.... continue »


Sponsored By:No-Cut Policy Gets More Students InvolvedThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) has an "Inclusion Policy" (a.k.a. "No-Cut Policy"), which baseball coach Mike Davidson feels gets more students involved in athletics, both in increased participation and willingness to try new sports.... continue »


Sponsored By:Teacher by Day, Coach by NightJennifer Pollnow, girls swim coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), finds that many of the things she does as a teacher apply to her role as a coach.... continue »


Sponsored By:Lacrosse’s Growing PopularityTom Truttschel, head girls lacrosse coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), is proud to be coaching a sport that is growing more each year and enjoys sharing his passion for lacrosse with individuals new to the sport.... continue »


Sponsored By:Maintaining The Balance Between Academics & AthleticsThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) maintains a good balance between academics and athletics by having everyone on the same page, says Upper School Head Gerald Buhaly.... continue »


Sponsored By:Talent Development And Feeder ProgramsVince Mancuso, head baseball coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about the availability of feeder programs and how talent is developed for the baseball team.... continue »


Sponsored By:Small School ChallengesWith Athletic ParticipationThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) girls lacrosse coach Sue Haviland discusses the limited pool of athletes a small school encounters when looking for students to join their teams, and how the coaches work together to allow student-athletes as many opportunities as possible without taking them away from one another.... continue »


Sponsored By:Managing A High Volume Of AthletesChris Herriot, boys track coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), talks about how his staff manages a high volume of athletes. The goal is to make sure every athlete on the team competes in at least one meet a week.... continue »


Sponsored By:Agree On A Common PhilosophySteve Kostka, head girls track coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), shares how he came to the decision to define goals and create a common philosophy the staff and team shares.... continue »


Sponsored By:Emphasizing "Team" AccomplishmentsSt. Anthony Village (Minneapolis, Minn.) head football coach/dean of students Todd Niklaus wants his athletes to focus on the team’s accomplishments versus individual stats, going hand-in-hand with the school’s Character Education lessons.... continue »


Sponsored By:Overcoming The Challenges Of Today’s EconomyKevin Flegner, activities director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), gives his perspective as an A.D. in a struggling economy.... continue »


Sponsored By:Teaching Selflessness Through Community ServiceVista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, Calif.) head football coach Coley Candaele believes strongly in the school’s commitment to community service, and believes that this type of charitable work helps teach his players about selflessness.... continue »


Coach And Athletic Director’s Associate Editor Kevin Hoffman takes viewers on a video tour of the athletic facilities at Mary Institute and Country Day School (St. Louis, Missouri).... continue »


Director of Athletics Don Maurer of Mary Institute and Country Day School (St. Louis, Missouri) discusses the high participation rates of student-athletes in the school’s program, and the number of multi-sport athletes.... continue »


Director of Athletics Don Maurer of Mary Institute and Country Day School (St. Louis, Missouri) says that much of the athletic programs success comes from the school and surrounding community’s support.... continue »


Mary Institute and Country Day School is a part of the Inaugural class of the "Interscholastic Program of Excellence." Commissioned by Coach And Athletic Director, this program recognizes high school athletic programs that, through the efforts of their coaches and administrators, set the standard for integrity, sportsmanship and a positive overall experience for student-athletes.Watch Mary Institu... continue »


Sponsored By:An Inside Look At A Major Stadium ProjectKevin Flegner, activities director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), recently oversaw the transformation of the school’s football stadium. Flegner walks you through the stadium, shows you the luxury boxes, turf field and more. Find out how the school made this project work within its budget.... continue »


Sponsored By:Sponsorships Are Critical To FundingKevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), discusses the important role advertisers played in the Stadium Project.... continue »


Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), says that staying involved with the coaching staff is one of the most important things he can do as an A.D. to maintain a level of trust and open lines of communication.... continue »


Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), shares his personal philosophy for running an athletic program.... continue »


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 making not just their individual teams successful, but Arrowhead as a whole.... continue »


Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), provides his personal insight to what attributes he believes a person managing an athletic program should possess.... continue »


Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), gives his perspective as an A.D. in a struggling economy.... continue »


Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), shows us the Donation Wall at Arrowhead, which features all of the athletic department’s donors.... continue »


Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), has plenty on his plate. We asked Flegner what concerns him the most as he manages this large, successful program.... continue »


Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), discusses the important role advertisers played in the Stadium Project.... continue »


Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), discusses the inception of the Stadium Project.... continue »


Kevin Flegner, Activities Director at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), provides an overview of everything Arrowhead’s athletic department has to offer its athletes, from facilities to sport offerings.... continue »


Coach Pete Kittel wears multiple hats at Brillion High School, including athletic director. As a head coach, he has recently led both his football and basketball teams to state titles. Coach Kittel has many resources he turns to for more information about coaching and how he can better himself and his team. Learn more about these resources in the following video. https://www.youtube.com/embe... continue »


Coach Pete Kittel wears multiple hats at Brillion High School, including athletic director. As a head coach, he has recently led both his football and basketball teams to state titles. Below, Coach Kittel discusses why he encourages students to be multi-sport athletes, as well as the benefits of students being part of an athletic program no matter their skill level. https://www.youtube.com/e... continue »


Scott Carnahan, athletic director at Linfield College, goes through the benefits of upgrading to artificial turf despite the investment cost.... continue »


2011 National Athletic Director’s Conference Larry Goins, Athletic Director of Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nev. shares a fundraising idea that started at his school and has been adopted by other high schools across the state.... continue »


2011 National Athletic Director’s Conference Mark Beaulieu, Dealer Service Manager of Hussey Seating, lays out exactly what Athletic Directors should be looking for when purchasing stadium seating. ... continue »