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November 13, 2017
Have you ever been frustrated, disappointed, or puzzled by your athletes’ behavior? Of course, happens all the time, right? We all experience those moments when we witness one of our athlete’s making a poor decision, showing lack of focus, or just plain acting out of character. In our haste to act quickly and “coach,” we often base our response on the many assumptions we hold about each of our individual athletes. We form impressions of our athletes from the moment we meet them, and these... more
Career Moves
November 13, 2017
All volleyball facilities and programs are not created equal so it’s not surprising that the selection of volleyball systems is not a one-style-fits-all proposition. Bison offers the widest range of designs available in the industry, one with features that will be the perfect fit for your program.   When it’s time to purchase your next volleyball standards, don’t make your selection on brand name recognition alone or you may overlook the best system for your site. Consider specific design... more
Leadership
November 10, 2017
This year's report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave top-level colleges in the Football Bowl Subdivision poor grades for diversity: a D+ for racial hiring, an F for gender hiring, and a D+ for gender and race hiring in leadership positions. According to The Philadelphia Tribune, Richard Lapchick, director of the University of Central Florida-based institute, was the primary author for the report. He said the schools in the study were nowhere near meeting standards... more
Strategic Planning
November 10, 2017
The Marquette University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has developed a new five-year strategic plan, Vice President & Director of Athletics Bill Scholl announced. The review process began in June of 2016 with the assistance of Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA) and included individuals from a wide variety of areas on campus. The purpose of the program review was to assess goals, priorities, and operation of the current athletics program and solicit input from a wide variety of... more
Facilities
November 9, 2017
By Mary Helen Sprecher As an athletic director, coach or administrator (or as a person who holds one of these titles but does the work of the other two titles as well), it’s a sure bet that every question regarding athletic facilities winds up on your desk. And many times, they’re questions you just don’t have the answers to… How much is it going to cost us to get the tennis courts recoated this spring? Do you think that low spot on the running track is something we should worry about... more
Facilities
November 9, 2017
By Mary Helen Sprecher The first generation of synthetic fields is nearing the end of its lifecycle. Which, of course, begs the question: How do you know when it’s time to consider a replacement? Not that you want to. After all, this is the field that has seen you through countless practices, scrimmages, games and maybe even some playoff or championship action. It has drained well, performed well, held up and hasn’t complained, even when it hosted multiple matches the same day. But nothing... more

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