This ignored.[Office9] Issues related to supervision may come in

            This quote from American Hero, General MacArthur parallels for
me. Office1 mOffice2 any of the qualities that are
important for an Athletic Director to possess. These essential characteristics
include demonstrating
confidence in multiple situationsOffice3 . To engage in a confident manner,
one must have the preparation and understanding of the human resources and
technology within his or her department. An understanding of the visible
strengths and not so obvious assets is necessary. Developing proactive
strategies to enable all team members to contribute at their optimum level
becomes important. For any of this to happen, the Athletic Director Office4 according to the Stephens R. Coveys
Office5 must first make changes from within.

He or She must come to the realization that no one person knows everything.

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That admission will become a strength. Office6 Enabling all team members to
contribute will empower the entire team.

            The ability to plan for
any possible hazards or at-risk situations is an especially important duty of
an A.D…Office7  Special consideration
is given to creating strategies that would help to prevent possible dangers for
injuries. The “Fourteen Duties Related to Negligence Litigation” Office8 emphasizes this point
below.  1. DUTY TO PLAN-This is a
comprehensive requirement that transcends all other duties.  Inherent in
this duty is the need to continually conduct focused analyses of potential
hazards and to develop responsive strategies that prevent or reduce the
potential for injury and loss in the following areas:  coaching
competence; medical screening;  appropriate activities that consider age,
maturity and environmental conditions; facility and equipment evaluation and
improvement; injury response; warnings to athletes and their families;
insurance of athletes; child advocacy in cases of alcohol and other drug abuse
(AODA) or family neglect or abuse.  Plans and policies should be
rigorously implemented unless dangerous conditions prevent
implementation.  Plans should become policy documents and updated
regularly by administrators, coaches and experts in specific areas (e.g.

equipment, emergency respond etc.). Negligence can be alleged when an injury
loss results from no planning, inadequate planning or when plans are developed
but ignored.Office9 

            Issues related to supervision may come in different
settings on or off school campus. This can vary from middle school all the way
up to university
collegeOffice10 . The following case study Office11 illustrates how vital appropriate
supervision is needed at all levels. Sometimes the lack of enough adult or
proper coaching technique or supervision can cause serious injury or death.

Sometimes adding more assistant coaches or more volunteer coaches to assist in these
types of sports where there is full contact. It is imperative that all coaches
of all sports receive the appropriate training. The comprehensive plan that the
A.D. is responsible for addresses at risk situations. For example, the
responsibility of having more adults for contact sports practices minimizes
these hazards.

to Instruct and to Supervise”: From LTC 504 Legal Issues in I Risk Management.

            This case study involves a wrestling coach who was also a
physical education teacher. The case study involves students in a P.E class
where they were being taught basic, fundamentals of wrestling. The head coach Lead Office12 and instructed this group of high
school students. The course was for conditioning purposes. He allowed some
members of the wrestling team to help instruct the non-wrestlers the basic
techniques of the sport. Two of the experienced wrestling members decided they
would deviate from what they had been tasked with. Instead of staying with of
following the instructions of the coach to stay away from Greco-Roman Olympic
style wrestling and WWF which is now WWE wrestling, the two wrestlers began to
engage in dangerous horseplay. When one of the wrestlers picked up the other
student who was not a wrestler, the non-wrestler was slammed on his head using
a grappling move called the soufflé. He was severely injured and became a

            Other terms that apply to what occurred here include:
Contributory Negligence, in this case study there was not enough adult
supervision or staff assistants to maintain order during the conditioning

the “Fourteen Duties Related to Negligence Litigation”







            An A.D. has many responsibilities, central to his
aOffice13 mong them is having the skill set
necessary to maintain a budget for the Athletic Department. Some of the costs
involved include the salary of all coaches. Team uniforms, transportation, and
the cost of operating and maintaining a facility are other items in his budget,
Planning for a large item such as a water heater or furnace will be ab unexpected
cost.Office14  However, that item will still need
to be addressed. With budget cuts erupting everywhere the need for fundraising
becomes yet another task for the AD, aOffice15 ccepting creativity and input from
staff becomes a vital learning exercise. This can help team members feel like
they really do matter. My assertions for this argument is grounded in the
Participatory Theory. These concepts are presented in the Professors’ PowerPoint
slides. These are stated among the eight major points of leadership theories,
styles and traits. From professors’ PowerPoint slides “Leadership Theories,
Styles, and Traits”, (8 Major Theories of LeadershipOffice16 )

– VI. Participatory

The theory that a leader
takes input from others and then decides what to do.

Leaders encourage
participation by all.

Leaders encourage
contributions from all.

Leaders realize that
getting everyone involved and committed


            “Because we know that routine and unexpected maintenance demands
are bound to arise, every education organization must proactively develop and
implement a plan for dealing with these inevitabilities. Thus, an organization
must plan to meet the challenges of effective facilities maintenance. It is
simply too big of a job to be addressed in a haphazard fashion. After all, the
consequences affect teaching and learning, student and staff health, day-to-day
building operations, and the long-range fiscal outlook of the organization.” Office17 (School
Facilities Maintenance Task Force National Forum on Education Statistics,
February 2003). 


            “To accomplish this type of fundraising, you need a lot
of help from others. That’s why, to start, you must convince administrators,
parents, coaches, and the local community to get on board with your ideas. The
best way I found to do this was by constructing a well thought out strategic
plan”. (Scott
(GROUP EFFORT) “As mentioned at the start of this
article, an athletic director cannot do this alone. At Burnsville, boosters and
parent support groups were integral in our fundraising endeavors. One key was
asking for assistance in a person’s area of expertise. We asked our creative
parents to design brochures, our outgoing boosters to talk to businesses, and
the most organized individuals to oversee special events”. (Scott
GarvisOffice20 )

            For an A.D. to be successful he must first know them Office21 self’s. When disruptions occur, or a crisis
hits the department the leadership must be calm. The A.D. that knows what
bothers him or her and knows how to calm him or herself down in the work
environment has a positive advantage. That person’s leadership will become
stronger. Having the ability to make adjustments to bend with the wind and not
against it is important. The A.D. will come out of the crisis even stronger. An
A.D. that has cultivated positive relationships with staff and student body
will feel their support. Community members whose friendship has been captivated
by the A.D. and his staff will also be allies.






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this way, but better to just use a citation w/date.

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