May June 2024 - 16

What's On Your Mind:
A Five-Year Snapshot
CATEGORIES
Finding Qualified Coaches
Finding Staff for Events
Here's our annual ranking of the most concerning issues for high school athletic directors
compared with how they ranked in previous years. Percentages represent athletic
directors who said they were at least moderately concerned about that particular issue.
2023-24
87%
83%
Additional Responsibilities 82%
Problems with Parents
HR Issues
82%
79%
Improving Communications 79%
Reduced School Funding
Athlete Specialization
Legal/Liability Issues
Health & Safety of Staff
& Students
Participation Decline
Keeping Up with Tech
Facility Sanitation
& Maintenance
Expectations & Roles in
Securing Private Funding
Student-Athletes
Transferring Illegally
Competition
w/Club Programs
Gender /Race Issues
Public Sentiment on
Athletic Spending
Eligibility Issues
Job Security
78%
77%
76%
76%
74%
61%
60%
58%
57%
56%
54%
48%
43%
49%
22-23
1
3
5
2
10
4
7
8
9
12
6
15
17
16
13
11
14
19
18
20
Stock Up
HR Issues cracked the top five after hovering around
10 in the previous four years, while Facility Sanitation
& Maintenance showed an uptick after the previous two
years in the bottom quarter of concerns among
athletic directors.
* HR Issues (+5)
* Facility Sanitation & Maintenance (+4)
* Keeping up with Technology (+3)
16 COACH & A.D. | MAY/JUNE 2024
21-22
1
2
5
3
9
11
7
4
8
10
6
13
15
17
19
12
14
18
16
20
20-21
4
5-T
8
10
12
11
2
9
7
1
5-T
13
3
14
16
17
15
19
18
20
19-21
1
2
5
4
9
6
3
10
8
NR
7
13
NR
11
14
18
12
16
15
20
Top 5 Sports Added in the
Last 3 Years
* Boys Volleyball (30.4%)
* Boys/Girls Bowling (28.3%)
* Boys/Girls Lacrosse (28.2%)
* Wrestling (17.4%)
* Girls Golf (13%)
Stock Down
After hanging around just outside of the top
10 biggest concerns, competition with club
programs fell five spots this year, while worries over
participation decline seem to have waned, falling out
of the top 10 biggest concerns for the first time in
the last five years.
* Competition with Club Programs (-5)
* Participation Decline (-4)
* Gender/Race Issues (-3)
" I think it has just [been] due to
the availability that ADs have.
We are very visible and with
social media now, we are very
accessible so the problem has
always been around but just more
seen now. "
" We are finding that more parents
have their children involved in
too many activities and don't
understand the need to attend
all practices. "
" Parents are unrealistic in their
child's abilities. Parent behavior
has worsened each year.
Many athletic events would
operate better without parents
in attendance. "
In Their Own Words... On
Dealings With Problematic
Parents Worsening:

May June 2024

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of May June 2024

Between The Lines
A.D.ministration
CSCCa Strength Focus
2024 State of the Industry: A.D.'s describe the landscape of high school sports
Beyond the Scoreboard: Six impacts of signage in athletic departments
Equal Playing Field: Insights into coaching at all three NCAA divisions
Q&A.D.: with MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl
On the Rise: Esports - Special Advertising Section
Grappling with Structure: Outlining practice formats for high school wrestlers
Facility Focus
2024 Tech Guide
Sole Survivor: VKTRY Insoles' advanced technology helps athletes reduce injuries
Optimal Oxygen: VO2 Max scores can correlate with athletic success
Joint Effort: Hudl, Snap! Mobile partnership aims to revolutionize athletic fundraising
Youthful Changes: Coaches notice changes throughout the youth sports landscape
Product Focus
Product Marketplace
Ad Index
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May June 2024 - 2
May June 2024 - 3
May June 2024 - Between The Lines
May June 2024 - 5
May June 2024 - A.D.ministration
May June 2024 - 7
May June 2024 - 8
May June 2024 - 9
May June 2024 - CSCCa Strength Focus
May June 2024 - 11
May June 2024 - 2024 State of the Industry: A.D.'s describe the landscape of high school sports
May June 2024 - 13
May June 2024 - 14
May June 2024 - 15
May June 2024 - 16
May June 2024 - 17
May June 2024 - Beyond the Scoreboard: Six impacts of signage in athletic departments
May June 2024 - 19
May June 2024 - 20
May June 2024 - 21
May June 2024 - Equal Playing Field: Insights into coaching at all three NCAA divisions
May June 2024 - 23
May June 2024 - 24
May June 2024 - 25
May June 2024 - 26
May June 2024 - 27
May June 2024 - Q&A.D.: with MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl
May June 2024 - 29
May June 2024 - 30
May June 2024 - On the Rise: Esports - Special Advertising Section
May June 2024 - A2
May June 2024 - A3
May June 2024 - A4
May June 2024 - A5
May June 2024 - A6
May June 2024 - A7
May June 2024 - A8
May June 2024 - Grappling with Structure: Outlining practice formats for high school wrestlers
May June 2024 - 32
May June 2024 - 33
May June 2024 - Facility Focus
May June 2024 - 35
May June 2024 - 36
May June 2024 - 2024 Tech Guide
May June 2024 - Sole Survivor: VKTRY Insoles' advanced technology helps athletes reduce injuries
May June 2024 - 39
May June 2024 - Optimal Oxygen: VO2 Max scores can correlate with athletic success
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May June 2024 - 43
May June 2024 - 44
May June 2024 - 45
May June 2024 - Joint Effort: Hudl, Snap! Mobile partnership aims to revolutionize athletic fundraising
May June 2024 - 47
May June 2024 - Youthful Changes: Coaches notice changes throughout the youth sports landscape
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May June 2024 - 51
May June 2024 - Product Focus
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May June 2024 - Product Marketplace
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