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February 16, 2018
  In recent TV news features and magazine articles, we have learned of the threat from germs and bacteria in health clubs and gyms. Gym cleaning supplies make claims: “disinfects”, “sanitizes”, “kills germs”, and more. But what do these terms really mean? Which is best? What do they have to do with your club? These buzzwords relate to chemical solutions used to kill bacteria and viruses (microorganisms, in general). Interestingly, these antimicrobial solutions are considered pesticides and are... more
Leadership
February 16, 2018
St. Louis native and Maryville alumnus, Lonnie Folks, ’82, ‘98, has been named director of athletics and recreation at Maryville University. After graduating in 1982 with a BS in Business Management from the John E. Simon School of Business, Folks served Maryville and the Saints athletic community with distinction for nearly two decades. During his tenure at Maryville, Folks rose through the ranks to become assistant director of athletics and head coach for women’s soccer and softball, securing... more
High School News
February 15, 2018
In Chandler, Ariz., the Maricopa County Attorney decided not to file charges against Hamilton High School administrators over hazing incidents involving the football team last spring. Following the announcement, the school sent a letter to parents and community members outlining changes the Chandler Unified School District would be making. According to azcentral, three officials--Ken James, Principal; Shawn Rustad, Athletic Director; and Steve Belles, football coach--had been put on... more
Progressive Programs
February 15, 2018
Miami Athletics launched the Building Women Champions campaign Sunday, an initiative that will enhance scholarship support, leadership development and career coaching for Hurricane female student-athletes. The campaign, launched at the 4th annual Celebration of Women's Athletics, will strive to develop women student-athletes into leaders in competition and in life, and empower them to achieve excellence well beyond their time at UM.   "Sport gives young women confidence and self-worth and it... more
High School News
February 14, 2018
In an effort to deter students from transferring schools in order to join with club team members, the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association has introduced a new proposal. As reported by The Columbian: According to the proposal, students who transfer schools in the middle of their high school career would be ineligible to compete at their new school for one year if a teammate on the student’s non-school sports team plays on the team at the new school. The same would apply if the... more
Coaching
February 14, 2018
The following is an excerpt taken from Coaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round System for Athlete Development and Program Success by Wade Gilbert A commonly recommended approach to developing your coaching philosophy starts with understanding who you are as a coach and as a person (i.e., your coaching purpose) and learning about your athletes. Championship diving coach Jeff Huber provides a list of questions that coaches should ask themselves when creating their coaching philosophy. There is... more

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