Maria Kennedy explains that as an AD she must draw the line between personal and professional in her relationships with her coaches. She takes pride in letting the coaches know that she cares for them […]
Athletics and Boosters: A Critical Partnership Many of our coaches have recently shared their thoughts and concerns with me about the quality of officiating at their games. I would like share my perspective on this […]
Presented at Meeting of PDA State Coordinators Congratulations to Mike Ellson, CMAA, Professional Development State Coordinator from Tennessee who was recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Jim Teff Achievement Recognition. Presented by the NIAAA […]
Kevin Leigh discusses his school system’s new policy of “no fundraising” in the school, having the advancement office responsible for all fundraising. As a result, the athletic budget is all-inclusive and the AD and Coaches […]
Jeff Janssen discusses the areas of the Commitment Continuum in which you will find leaders. He urges athletic administrators to not just look at parents, coaches, or kids, but to look at themselves on the […]
By:Caroline Blaylock MA, CAA – Director of Athletics – Fountain Valley School of Colorado There is nothing worse than a hypocrite. For those of us in education who have worked their way up the ladder […]
A new middle school athletic director may be introduced to many challenges. No challenge will be greater than running an athletic program on limited financial resources. Some may even find their inherited budget is functioning […]
Athletics and Boosters: A Critical Partnership Today’s economic climate has placed interscholastic athletic programming in the crosshairs of the budget debate taking place in school districts throughout the country. Although it has been well documented […]
Academics are the primary focus for Division III student-athletes. The division minimizes the conflicts between athletics and academics and helps student-athletes progress toward graduation through shorter practice and playing seasons and regional competition that reduces […]
Michael Hughes discusses the importance of building relationships that can contribute to achieving short and long term goals for the students and the Athletic Department. Building relationships within the community and working with other Athletic […]
Will Hostrawser explains the importance of education-based athletics and of assisting coaches to become better educators. The Athletic Director and coach must be on the same page in regards to vision, philosophy, and how sports […]
Dr. Uzma Samadani discusses reported statistics between CTE and dementia. When dealing with actual data, university press releases, and the media, you end up with a ‘telephone effect’ and perception then leads to concern.
By: Briant Kelly, CMAA Athletic Director Libertyville High School email@example.com An efficient athletic office is important to the overall success of high school athletics. The Athletic Department needs to support the coaches, student-athletes, staff and […]
Beginning on January 1, 2019, Leadership Training Course 503 will be required for RAA, RMSAA, and CAA designations. December 31, 2018, will be the last date for passing the CAA Exam without the completion of […]
NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration presents an overview of high school sports administration from experienced athletic administrators across the United States. This resource helps readers better understand the athletic director’s multifaceted role and confront […]
David Suiter (Retired DAANJ) encourages administrators to use the NFHSLearn Platform for student education. The program offers sixteen free courses that are student-appropriate and specifically designed for students.
Dr. Darin S. Wilson explains his philosophy in delegating and allowing the coaches to run their programs. High School programs face many different challenges, but the AD still needs to support the coach and help […]
Tricks for “Tweeting”: Leveraging Social Media to Promote the High School Athletic Program I have to make a confession: over the past six months, I have become addicted to using the social media tool known […]
Co-Written By: John DiColo, CMAA – Athletic Director and William Koch, HPE Instructor/Coach – Jefferson Twp. HS Contributions By: Bill Fitzgerald, CMAA – Asst. Principal/Activities – Fremont HS and Matt Hensley, Asst. Principal/Activities – Mahomet – […]
20 States That Grew 10% or More in NIAAA Membership Over the Previous Year
Philip O’Neal advises individuals to continue their education and obtain the necessary administrative credentials for their individual state. Building a resume and developing interview and communication skills are key for career advancement.
Compliance at the High School level is becoming much more encompassing. Colleges have been dealing with Title IX mandates since the early 70s, while High Schools were allowed to phase them in over a longer […]
Kevin G. Adams discusses the philosophy and mission of a high school sports medicine team. Who makes up the sports medicine team is vital and should include a sports medicine physician, certified athletic trainer, student […]
The Transition Game: Assisting Students and Their Parents in the Shift from Middle School to High School Athletics One of the most challenging moments for any student progressing through their educational years is the experience […]
The end of any sport season is a complex time for athletic directors. There are awards to determine, budgets to balance, banquets to plan, equipment to check in, inventories to total, and evaluations to be […]
Dr. Rick Rigsby is President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications. The former award-winning journalist followed a television career with graduate school – and two decades as a college professor…most of those years at Texas […]
Commendation States Maintaining 70% or Higher NIAAA Membership among High Schools:
What do your coaches need to be successful? Michael Hughes discusses how much of a challenge budgeting can be for young ADs and some common mistakes that are made.
Have you experienced facility equity problems in your program? Todd Satterly discusses one story from his program and gives some advice on how you can avoid future equity issues. This material comes from an […]