March 3, 2016 Volume XXVII, No. 6

Looking for new ways to get their messages across, athletic departments are coming up with innovative ideas in signage.

The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.

By Dennis Read


It’s easy for coaches to get caught up in the day-to-day challenges of leading their teams. This nine-question self-evaluation offers a chance for reflection.

The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.

By Dr. Mike Davenport


Why are participation numbers for girls’ teams still lower than boys’ and how do you remedy it? Evanston (Ill.) Township High School found an answer through its Girls Play Sports program.

The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.

By Chris Livatino


Most athletic departments reach out to their local communities by providing volunteer hours. The University of Mary Washington goes 10 paces further, with an extensive and innovative community engagement program.

The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.

By Ken Tyler


Finding ways for students with disabilities to participate in sports is not just a nice thing to do. It’s a mandate from the federal government. Here’s how some athletic programs are stepping up.

The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.

By Caitlin Hayes


Boosting your effectiveness in every area of administration requires just one thing: engaging skillfully with others. A first step is learning to listen.

The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.

By Marcus Manning


Athletic directors are regularly called on to extinguish problems, large and small. This author does so with clearly articulated rules and strong facilitation skills.

The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.

By Susan Robbins


New York University

The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.


The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.


The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.

As part of the nation’s heightened discussions about the appropriateness of Confederate symbols, a number of high schools are under fire for their use of the “Rebel” nickname and mascot. Southside High School, in Fort Smith, Ark., chose to respond to the criticism immediately.


The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.


The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.


The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.


The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.


The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.


The following article appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Athletic Management.


The NFHS rule prohibiting excessive contact in high school basketball has been expanded to include all ball-handlers on the court, include post players.