With more than 75 combined years of experience as athletic program administrators, coaches, and consultants, the authors deliver an engaging narrative and professional insights for athletic directors of all levels. The modern demands on athletic programs and evolving safety and culture issues are reflected in this updated edition, with new content on Title IX compliance, social media communications, planning tools for budgets, cost-saving strategies, revenue generating opportunities, student-athlete mental health, concussion protocols, athletes’ rights, Esports, and more.
Offering a solid foundation of information every athletic director needs to know, plus clear advice on day-to-day operations, this essential resource can be used as an immediate practical guide through the real-world issues typically encountered by every athletic director. An extended table of contents provides an outline of the book elements so athletic directors can quickly find relevant tools within the book and easily reference the corresponding online materials, enabling administrators to confront issues and lead with confidence.
Throughout the book, management tips deliver professional advice, foundational information, problem-solving strategies, and suggestions for management of employees, programs, events, and facilities. Planning tools provide specific steps and considerations to take when developing strategic plans, action plans, professional development plans, and governance systems.
More than 300 documents are delivered through HKPropel. These valuable time-saving resources can be downloaded and customized to suit the needs of any athletic program. Educational resources can be used for teaching and motivating staff, campus constituents, volunteers, and student athletes. Evaluation instruments and risk assessments help today's athletic administrators assess job performance, evaluate program contents, identify risks, and prevent litigation. Policies and forms are easily modified, enabling athletic directors to produce effective policies and procedures that meet their unique needs while saving significant time.
The advice and tools in Athletic Director’s Desk Reference allow professionals to turn theory into immediate practice. The book addresses all the various policy, procedure, and system needs required for becoming an efficient and effective athletic director overseeing a successful athletic program.
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AudienceA primary reference for intercollegiate athletic program administrators. Also a resource for administrators of high school athletic programs, courses in athletic administration, and libraries.
Chapter 2. Governance of the Athletic Program
Chapter 3. Vision, Mission, and Goals
Chapter 4. Operational Structure of the Athletic Program
Chapter 5. Office Operations, Finance, and Budgeting
Chapter 6. Managing a Staff to Accomplish Program Goals
Chapter 7. Ethics, Rules Compliance, and Professional Conduct
Chapter 8. Student-Athlete Support Programs
Chapter 9. Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Programs
Chapter 10. Diversity, Inclusion, and Nondiscrimination
Chapter 11. Team Administration
Chapter 12. Event Management and Scheduling
Chapter 13. Revenue Acquisition and Fund-Raising
Chapter 14. Communications, Media Relations, and Promotions
Chapter 15. Facilities and Operations