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Leadership
February 20, 2019
When your an Athletic Director or Athletic Administrator who oversees many athletic teams and staff members, your day fills up quickly.  And before you know it, there is much more work to be done than there are hours in a day. Athletic Administrators works 10-14 hour days regularly during the school year as it is, so time management is an important skill to have in being an administrator.  One of the key time management skills is learning to say "no." Scott J Smith, PhD, CAA Director of the... more
Progressive Programs
February 18, 2019
Apple Valley High School in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 6 by holding a conference to encourage members of their girl's teams to get the most out of playing sports. The school's "Girls and Women in Sports Leadership Workshop" featured sessions to help attendees identify character strengths. There were also team-building activities, as well as instruction on proper nutrition for teenage athletes and an introduction to Pilates—one form... more
Event Management
February 17, 2019
Imagine a time when fans enter your gym or stadium not by showing a ticket or an app on their phone at the door, but by sticking their finger on a scanner or by passing through a camera for face recognition. This is very likely to happen sooner than later at the college and high school athletics level, and Major League Baseball's work in this area is an example of this. MLB is working with Clear, an airport security company, and Tickets.com, the league's digital ticketing provider, to offer... more
High School News
February 17, 2019
Great Falls Central Catholic High School in Montana is the midst of enjoying an outstanding athletic season, and the culture established by the athletic department is a major reason for the success of this small, private school. “The biggest thing is we’re one big family, like a small town within a big city,” Ann Ambuehl, whose son, Noah, is an athlete at the school, said in an article on the Great Falls Tribune website. “When you look in the stands you see a lot of people who don’t have kids... more
Progressive Programs
February 17, 2019
Increasingly, college athletic departments are looking to uncover fresh ideas through partnerships with outside organizations. The University of Denver is crossing international waters to do so. In October, Denver announced an agreement with FC Bayern Munich, the world-renowned German soccer club, considered one of the premier athletic organizations in Europe. The partnership includes both athletic and academic components and was developed by people at all levels of the university. “The great... more
Leadership
February 15, 2019
MIT director of athletics and department head Julie Soriero has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the 2019 fall semester. Soriero is in her 12th year at MIT after joining the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) in July of 2007. A search for Soriero's successor will be led by Parker Executive Search. "First, I need to thank former President Susan Hockfield for hiring me," said Soriero. "I recall my initial meeting with her in which I asked her what... more

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