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Student-Athlete Welfare
June 5, 2018
Thanks to the work of health care professionals and state laws, there are standards to follow before an athlete with a concussion can get back into the game. Some schools are now taking the next step and developing a return-to-learn protocol.   By Chase Paulson   Chase Paulson is Athletic Trainer at Diamond Bar (Calif.) High School. He also serves as NATA District 8 Chair of the Secondary Schools Athletic Trainers Committee. In September, he was honored with the California Interscholastic... more
Facilities
June 5, 2018
Looking to bring in extra revenue, more and more athletic departments are renting out their venues. The idea only works, however, if checklists are in place and communication is constant.   By Jim Cox Jim Cox has been Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Event Operations at Barry University since 2011. He has 40 years of experience in athletic administration, previously serving in many roles including Director of Athletics at Miami Dade College and as an Adjunct Professor in... more
Feature
June 5, 2018
More than 60 colleges and universities have formed varsity esports programs, most in the last 18 months. How do the games fit in an athletic department? And what is involved in their oversight?   By Dennis Read & David Stern   Dennis Read is an Associate Editor and David Stern is an Assistant Editor at Athletic Management. They can be reached at: dread@MomentumMedia.com and dstern@MomentumMedia.com.     The numbers are hard to ignore. More than 200 million people in the U.S. play esports... more
High School News
June 5, 2018
When small high schools face low numbers in football, a co-op team is a solution. Here’s how one program joined with another using a 50/50 shared philosophy.                                                                                     By Karrie Markezich Karrie Markezich is Athletic Director for the Mt. Olive (Ill.) School District, while also serving as Principal for the elementary and junior high schools and Title I Coordinator. She is currently President of the MSM Conference and Head... more
Leadership
June 5, 2018
Leadership   Players First After one of his coaches resigned due to parental pressure, this athletic director re-examined his program’s purpose and policies.   By Charlie Campbell   Charlie Campbell, CAA, is Activities Director at Brainerd (Minn.) High School. He is Past President of the Minnesota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, serves on the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Educational Advisory Committee, and is a member of the MSHSL Coaches Education Faculty. He... more
Event Management
June 5, 2018
Looking to engage students and the local community in a unique way, Johnson & Wales University hosted a handful of winter contests at off-campus venues. By Michael Smoose Michael Smoose is Sports Information Director at Johnson & Wales University. He previously served as Assistant Director of External Relations at Armstrong State University. He can be reached at: Michael.Smoose@jwu.edu and followed on Twitter @michaelsmoose.   Like most NCAA Division III athletic departments, Johnson... more

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