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April 16, 2019
  More students at high schools and colleges are using anti-anxiety medications or dealing with a form of depression than ever before. And the world of high school athletics is certainly not immune to the issue of mental health issues. • About one quarter of college athletes participating in a 2016 study reported "clinically relevant" levels of depressive symptom.
April 15, 2019
Looking for a different type of fundraiser for your athletic team or athletic department? Consider conducting a Cake Auction. Muscatine High School in Iowa holds an annual Cake Auction, which Athletic Director Mike Morgan described in an article on the VoiceofMuscatine.com in the following manner: “Until you experience it the first time, you don’t fully understand it.”
From New World Of Coaching
Competing in high school athletics can help teenagers develop lifelong skills, but the process can also produce anxiety and depression. Coaches can play a critical role in limiting the chance for sports-related anxiety and depression among their athletes.
Strategic Planning
April 13, 2019
  By Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, CIC If your athletic program is affected by an emergency, you need to have a well-developed plan for handling it. Emergencies can be weather-related such as a hurricane, tornado, wild fires and other similar scenarios. Also, a student-athlete or coach might have been involved in an accident or there may be a problem with one of your venues such as the stadium or gymnasium. 
Leadership
April 8, 2019
In today's world of college and high school athletic administration, mentoring coaches is often overlooked because of the increasing responsbilities and pressures that adminisitrators face. There are many reasons for AD's not to add this task to their list of duties. Jan Hathorn, the Athletic Director at Washington and Lee University and a former coach at the school, would argue that the most important aspect of an athletics director’s job is supervising and guiding coaches.
Coaching
April 6, 2019
  Peer leadership has a great impact on a team's chemistry and competitiveness--and ultimately a coach's job security--yet a coach may place this responsibility in the hands of one or two young people who may or may not be ready to full reign of team leadership.
April 6, 2019
  Note: This is the third part of a series on Preparing Against the Threat of an Active Shooter at Your Sporting Events.  Here's a link to read the first article, and a link to read the second article. by David Stern and Nicole Sorce
Gameplans
April 6, 2019
  By Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, CIC There should be little doubt that e-mail has played a huge role in the way that athletic administrators communicate. It is quick, efficient and much of the daily details and athletic department business are handled with this medium. However, there may also be some situations and reasons that a personal conversation would actually be better and more appropriate. When, why and how should you use each vehicle? The following considerations should help.
March 30, 2019
It's officially spring, and even in the Midwest and Northeast, there are signs of spring-like weather, so all teams can finally be practicing and playing outdoors. In many parts of the country, the playing fields at schools are thawing out and in need of attention before they are going to be used non-stop for practices and games.
Progressive Programs
March 29, 2019
Note: This is the third part of a series on Emory University's program to denote achievement within its athletics department.   The first article focused on program as it relates to the Emory coaches and other atlhetic dpartment staff. The second article focused on the initiative from the student-athlete perspective.  By Amy Bryant
Leadership
March 29, 2019
By Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, CIC The moment that a person accepts a high school coaching position, he or she automatically becomes a role model. It isn’t up for debate and there are no exceptions. Programs which operate within the education-based athletics concept require this function or aspect from coaches. They must be role models!
March 25, 2019
High School athletic directors wear many hats, and one of the hats is for an area that's becoming more and more important: Attracting local businesses to sponsor your athletic programs. After you've identified a potential sponsor, the next step is to create a sponsorship package that you can present to the company. Here are tips for writing the proposal.
Coaching
March 24, 2019
Before they develop their first practice plan, coaches should know exactly what they are expected to achieve. Athletic directors need to make it clear to their coaches how they will be evaluated.  Philip J. Willenbrock, EdD, Athletic Director at the Evergreen Campus, a high school within Highline Public Schools near Seattle, Wash., wrote about a system that he developed for his coaches in an article for Athletic Management.
Event Management
March 23, 2019
  Note: This is the first of a three-part article. By David Stern and Nicole Sorce The scene was Hoover High School, in Des Moines, Iowa, on the evening of Sept. 7, 2108, but it could have been almost anywhere in America. A Friday night football game was underway as part of homecoming weekend. There would be a school dance the following night in the gym. And a tight battle on the field was keeping community members fully engaged—Hoover was beating Des Moines North High School 21-18 with 2:15 remaining on the clock.
Coaching
March 21, 2019
Note: This is the third part of a series on Hiring Female Coaches within your athletic department.  The first article focused on the importance of having women well-represented on your coaching staff.  The second article focused on revamping the hiring process to attract female coaching candidates. by Meg Seng
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