October 26, 2017 Volume XXIX, No. 06

This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management

In April, out-of-season female athletes at Virginia Tech add a new line to their athletic resumes—ninja skills. They earn this badge through the day-long Hokie Women’s Ninja Warrior Challenge, led by Megan Evans, Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports.


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management

While a lot of work has been going into ensuring that high school athletes with concussions receive proper treatment, there has been less focus on how to pay for such medical care. Some governing bodies and schools are tackling this by offering concussion insurance.


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management.


This article first appered in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management.

At Colorado Mesa University, they like to do things differently. From eliminating deans to pushing for unique educational partnerships with other institutions, they pride themselves on thinking outside the box.


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management.

When Mark Pierson, Athletic Director at Northeastern High School in Fountain City, Ind., began dancing for the jumbotron as a spectator at Indianapolis Colts games a few years ago, it was simply about having fun with his buddies. Then it turned into something more.


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management

The blue football field has been made famous by Boise State University. It is also trademarked by the school, which is why it remains an anomaly. So how did Luther College manage to unveil its own blue turf this summer? They simply asked for permission.


​This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management

The use of sports science in college athletics is moving ahead—fast. We asked a few experts to take a breather and explain the ins and outs of incorporating data into a training program.

 


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management

There’s no place like home. For Jean Ashen, CMAA, home is North Salinas (Calif.) High School, where she graduated from in 1976, came back to coach volleyball in 1992, became the girls’ Athletic Director in 1996, and has been Athletic Director for both genders since 2001.


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management

No one wants to talk about it, but hate speech happens on our athletic fields and courts. In Illinois, one league decided to do something about it.

By Chris Livatino

 


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management

At Tuscaloosa (Ala.) City Schools, an athlete summit provides an inspirational start to the school year.

By C. Anthony Harris


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management

A positive team culture can be elusive. This author makes it happen through a thoughtful and deliberate plan.

By Matt Richards


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management.

Looking to boost the number of female student-athletes in his NCAA Division III program, this athletic director put together a task force to come up with solutions. The result was a home run.

By Chris Colvin

 


This article first appeared in the October/November 2017 issue of Athletic Management

The declining number of officials in high school sports has been a growing problem for several years. Now it’s at crisis levels. How can the trend be reversed?

By Michael Popke

 


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