The Importance of Team Bonding

The Importance of Team Bonding

When you take charge of a team, you need to have specific knowledge of your sport and coaching in general. Some knowledge of teaching, fitness and nutrition science may be helpful as well. Also important for athletic coaches is improving their teams through...
What to Look for in an Official

What to Look for in an Official

As an assigner or athletic director, you want to assign the best people to the games that need them. This means taking their experiences, rules knowledge and mechanics into account. But making the right calls isn’t the only thing that makes some officials great. What...
The Ins and Outs of Being an Athletic Director

The Ins and Outs of Being an Athletic Director

The athletic director is in charge of a school’s athletic department and everyone in it. Student-athletes and coaches take on dual roles in the athletic and academic programs of the school, and the athletic director also takes on many roles to keep everything running...
The Importance of a Conference Assigner

The Importance of a Conference Assigner

On the surface, the job of an assigner can seem fairly easy. You’re given dates, names, and schedules, and you have to assign people accordingly, right? However, it’s nowhere near that easy: assigners have to worry about missing games, making mistakes, and being...
Challenges of an Athletic Director

Challenges of an Athletic Director

Who would have guessed that overseeing an athletic program could feel like a competition in itself? For athletic directors, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Athletic organizers have a lot of people to keep happy. As an athletic director, there are people counting on...
Must-Have Skills for an Athletic Director

Must-Have Skills for an Athletic Director

Working as an athletic director means being a leader. When you work with people in a leadership role, you need to have certain skills to do the job well. Some of these skills can be learned, others are innate, but all can be improved through training. Here are the...