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March 18, 2019
The average professional spends 15 hours a week in meetings. If they are not managed properly, meetings can get you off track in performing your primary duties—not to mention that it will do the same thing to your staff. Here are tips for making the most of your meetings—and preventing them from being a time drain.
March 16, 2019
By Amy Bryant Like many other athletic departments, we recently created a new tagline at Emory University to denote achievement: FLY HIGHER. It taps into our eagle mascot and our long history of being a top NCAA Division III program.
From New World Of Coaching
When Coach Jamie Siegel told her players before the volleyball season to start choosing a finger for their state championship ring, there were many skeptics. Through a coaching style of unrelenting belief, she made the vision come true and expressing it to her athletes.
Progressive Programs
March 13, 2019
Note: This is the second 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. by Meg Seng
March 13, 2019
With the shocking news about "Operation Varsity Blues" this week and the allegations against certain college coaches who have been implicated in the scandal, it's a time when many college athletic directors and administrators are analyzing their operations to safeguard against a similar situation occurring on their campaus.
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Marketing
March 10, 2019
More than ever before high school athletic departments are needing to consider outside sources for generating funds to operate their athletic teams and operations. Developing sponsorship and marketing programs for businesses and corporations is an obvious path to take, There are many directions an athletic director can take to solicit sponsors, and it's critical that you create a detailed plan first.
Equipment
March 9, 2019
Proper care of helmets, is imperative to the safety and success of the athlete, and the proper fitting of helmets is a large part of ensuring the safety of the athletes who wear them.
Progressive Programs
March 9, 2019
Athletic departments and associations around the country are taking steps to fight to trend of sport specialization among high school athletes.
March 9, 2019
By Meg Seng Consider for a moment your approach to hiring a head coach. You probably post the position through your human resources office, as required by school policies. However, this channel doesn’t often produce a bona fide pool of applicants. Sometimes it doesn’t produce any candidates at all!
Progressive Programs
March 8, 2019
Like many other school districts nationwide, the one in Greeley-Evans, Colo., is experiencing a troubling trend in its athletics program. While middle school sports participation is robust, the numbers drop significantly at the high school level. Unlike many other districts, though, Greeley-Evans is working hard to uncover the causes of the problem and find solutions. Over the past year, Robert Billings, District Athletic Director, has spearheaded an effort that includes discussions, surveys, and new initiatives.
High School News
March 7, 2019
Castaic High School is a new high school in Los Angeles County in Southern California that is opening in the fall, and the school has decided to launch its athletics program by hiring two athletic directors, Jibri Hodge and Mark Overdevest. Jibri Hodge and Mark Overdevest will share the duties of AD at the new school.  It was decided that the best way to start the program from scratch is having two leaders who share the same vision for development of athletics at Castaic HS.
High School News
March 2, 2019
Mike Boles is in his first year as athletic director at Sonoma Valley High School, and he is overseeing a very engaged athletic program; almost half of the students are involved in one or more sports.  And this type of engagement is a reflection of his personality. 
Event Management
March 1, 2019
The New Mexico Activities Association has taken a step to curb unruly fan behavior at sporting events which is impacting the number of people who choose to serve as officials at high school games. The NMAA has produced a video to raise awareness about the problem.  Click on the link to watch the video. 
Event Management
March 1, 2019
Rutgers University announced on Feb. 20 that this fall it will join four Big Ten schools that already offer alcohol sales at football games. Rutgers is expanding beer and wine sales at football games (it has been selling at a premium seating section of the issue), but will also offer acohol sales at basketball, soccer, baseball and softball games. The Scarlet Knights are joining a number of college athletic departments that offer alcohol to general specators at their venues.
Leadership
February 28, 2019
What does it take to be a successful athletic director or athletic administrator in today's challenging world of college and high school athletics. An article on the website for the Online Master of Athletic Administration Program at Ohio University provides seven important qualities that athletic administrators should strive for in performing their duties on a daily basis. 1) Strong Sense of Character Judgment
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