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January 29, 2015
The Scripps Howard News Service recently examined how common full-time athletic training staffing was at high schools across the country and found that about of third of schools have such coverage.A Look at the NumbersA recent review found that one in three U.S. high schools still don't employ a full-time athletic trainer. Behind the FiguresScripps Howard News Service explains how it arrived at the recently-released statistic that says one in three high schools do not employ a full-time... more
January 29, 2015
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga continues to break records for football ticket sales.A Look at Ticket CampaignsUTC and other schools share their strategies for increasing ticket sales in our current cover story. Special Delivery The Mocs set a single-day season ticket record by borrowing a unique guarantee usually associated with pizza.
January 29, 2015
"I'd love to get some new team logo chairs, but I just don't have the budget." We've been hearing that a lot lately and we feel your pain. However, if you're dead-set on getting those new courtside, locker room or training room chairs, here are some ideas that Athletic Directors and Coaches have used to raise funds that can pay for a portion or even all of your logo chairs. One fundraising idea that schools have found successful is to purchase extra chairs (or use the 2 free chairs with the... more
January 29, 2015
By Dan Cardone As athletic directors, we know what it means to be resourceful. Our position requires a constant commitment to finding ways to get the job done. Being "re-purposeful" is different. It requires looking at things from other angles so that greater results can be achieved. ••• This summer, I watched the show "Design Star" on HGTV, and in a recurring theme, they would take furnishings and "re-purpose" them. The designers would find an old piece and rework it so it would fit the style... more
January 29, 2015
By Dr. David Hoch, CMAA With the buzz of a new school year upon us, David Hoch is in very unfamiliar territory for early September--on his deck. Or cleaning the garage. Or writing a blog. You see, last spring, David stepped down as Athletic Director at Loch Raven High School in Baltimore County, Md. Here, he shares his thoughts on what it's like not having to go to work any more and what he will and won't miss.Recently, a friend asked how my retirement was going. Whoa there young fella (... more
January 29, 2015
By Mike Phelps In our August/September 2010 issue we reported on an incident at a boys' lacrosse game between two Rochester, N.Y., area high schools last spring and the response from administrators. Here, we follow up with Brighton Central Schools Superintendent Kevin McGowan to see what progress has been made on a new policy to prevent future incidents.••• Following the initial incident, which involved two players from East Rochester High School making anti-Semitic remarks to players from... more

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