May June 2024 - 4

EDITORIAL
TIMELESS CHALLENGES
& EMERGING TRENDS
I
n high school sports, the role of
the athletic director stands as
the linchpin-orchestrating the
intricate dance of schedules, budgets,
and student-athlete development.
As we step into 2024 and beyond,
the landscape for high school athletic
directors is marked by both timeless
challenges and emerging trends.
First and foremost, the high
school athletic director of today and tomorrow must
possess a keen understanding of the ever-evolving
educational and regulatory environment. With shifting
standards for academic eligibility, safety protocols, and
Title IX compliance, staying abreast of legal and policy
developments is paramount to ensuring the integrity and
inclusivity of interscholastic athletics.
In an era dominated by digital connectivity, technological
proficiency has become a non-negotiable skill for high school
athletic directors. From managing online registration systems
to leveraging social media for marketing and communication,
embracing technology is essential for engaging stakeholders
and streamlining administrative processes.
Moreover, the modern high school athletic director
serves as a catalyst for innovation and growth within their
programs. Whether it's introducing new sports offerings to
reflect changing student interests or implementing datadriven
approaches to enhance performance and injury
prevention, proactive leadership is key to staying ahead of
the curve.
Inclusivity and diversity also take center stage in the high
school athletic arena. Athletic directors must work tirelessly
to create an environment where every student-athlete
feels valued and supported, regardless of gender, race, or
socioeconomic background.
Looking ahead, the high school athletic director of 2024
faces a landscape ripe with opportunities for innovation
and growth. Enjoy this month's issue of Coach & Athletic
Director magazine!
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TOM BASS, Former NFL Assistant, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
& San Diego Chargers * DR. DAVID HOCH, Retired Athletic Director, Baltimore
County, MD * ABE WEHMILLER, Director of Athletics, Charlotte Country Day
School, Charlotte, NC * ALAN STEIN, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach,
Nike Elite DeMatha Catholic High School, MD * PETE KITTEL, Principal,
Brillion High School, WI * DARREN FENSTER, Minor League Manager, Boston
Red Sox & Founder/CEO, Coaching Your Kids, LLC, Neptune, NJ * JOSH HILS,
Soccer Coach, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, NH * DR. BRANDEN LIPPY,
Athletic Director, Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Lancaster, PA
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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
May June 2024 - 1
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
May June 2024 - 41
May June 2024 - 42
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
May June 2024 - 49
May June 2024 - 50
May June 2024 - 51
May June 2024 - Product Focus
May June 2024 - 53
May June 2024 - 54
May June 2024 - 55
May June 2024 - Product Marketplace
May June 2024 - 57
May June 2024 - Ad Index
May June 2024 - 59
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