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Youth Athletics: Character building through sportsmanship

William Woods EDU

If you are pursuing Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics/Activities Administration at William Woods University, one of the courses you’ll take is EDU 526 – Developing Character & Citizenship. This course is designed to help aspiring athletic directors and other leaders of athletic programs build positive character traits among program participants. It’s often said that […]

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March 6th, 2019

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The financial aspects of managing an athletics/activities program

William Woods EDU

One of the most important aspects of athletic director (AD) jobs, especially at the collegiate level is related to finances. ADs are often responsible for managing athletics department budgets and ensuring department coaches stay within their budget parameters. That’s why one of the courses that MEd in Athletics/Activities Administration students take at William Woods University […]

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October 5th, 2018

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Why marketing skills matter for athletics administration students

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If you are earning a Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics/Activities Administration at William Woods University, one of the areas covered in the program curriculum is marketing and public relations. Athletic directors, especially those at the collegiate levels, are often tasked with overseeing marketing of their athletic program and working to increase media visibility of […]

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May 4th, 2018

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Beyond business-savvy: Crucial lessons for leadership in athletics administration

William Woods EDU

The Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics/Activities Administration at William Woods University is known for providing a significant number of leaders in the athletic field across Missouri’s state school system. But what does it take to become an effective leader in athletics administration and how does that differ from leadership in other fields, like business? […]

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April 9th, 2018

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Current Issues and Common Challenges in Athletics/Activities Administration

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One of the courses that Master of Education in Athletics/Activities Administration students take at William Woods is EDU 524 – Current Issues/Common Challenges. This course provides students with a broad understanding of common challenges and issues they will face as athletics directors in the local and state educational community as well as on the national […]

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February 5th, 2018

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How athletics/activities administrators can help ensure children and teens meet the daily physical activity requirements

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The importance of physical activity for K-12 students cannot be undermined. Research shows that students who are physically active are more likely to get higher grades in school, have regular attendance, and have better overall cognitive performance. Yet, many U.S. children and adolescents do not get the daily recommended amount of physical activity. According to […]

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December 15th, 2017

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Tending the fire; incorporating mindfulness into athletics administration, Part 3

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“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”—Bill Russell “Just as physical exercise must be performed with regularity to train the body for performance success, mental exercises must be practiced with regularity to benefit the athlete’s attention and well-being.” One recent study of Division I college football players looked into mindfulness therapy and relaxation […]

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September 18th, 2017

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Tending the fire; Athlete burnout and the athletics administration response, Part 2

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In a post last month, we began a series on athlete burnout and what it means for athletics administrators. In an article from the NCAA, “The state of burnout is often regarded as the endpoint of this breakdown process and is characterized by the absence of motivation as well as complete mental and physical exhaustion.” […]

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September 1st, 2017

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Tending the fire; Athlete burnout and the athletics administration response, Part 1

William Woods EDU

Practice, competition, and conditioning in the off season, maintaining academic success and more — the external and internal pressures on a student athlete can be fierce. It’s why athlete burnout is a growing topic among athletics administration professionals; it is an issue many coaches, trainers, athletic directors, teammates and athletes themselves deal with on a […]

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August 28th, 2017

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3 C’s of Great Coaches

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Aside from the obvious, such as leadership skills and a deep understanding of the game for which they’re coaching, some of the greatest coaches of all time have a few interesting character traits and skillsets, that upon review may have led to their great success. They are creative. Professional coaching expert Wayne Goldsmith mentions creativity as […]

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August 2nd, 2017

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