Athletic Director / Athletic Coordinator / Head Coach Accountability

Note to the Reader: I write this as a product and supporter of school athletic programs.   Yesterday, we discussed, “The SUPPLEMENTAL School Athletic Program.” As every coach will point out, “…School athletics is about more than wins and losses. A good school athletic program is about building students of character…”   I agree.  …

The SUPPLEMENTAL School Athletic Program

Note to Readers: I write this as a product and supporter of school athletic programs.   I’m on campuses, across the country, every week. Every week I witness the operations, activities and schedules of secondary schools impacted, adjusted, and circumvented by the needs of the athletic program and coaching staff.  This is done without question. …

The ‘Ol Ball Coach Writes… (UIL Disconnect – Part 3)

In response to the 8/5/11 post, “UIL Disconnect – Part 2,” The ‘Ol Ball Coach Writes: Sean, Just to clarify, the U.I.L. is governed by the State Executive Committee. This is a group of superintendents elected by their peers from across the state. The committee enforces rules and approves rule changes that will be placed…

A Reader Submits… UIL Disconnect – Part 2

A LYS Principal submits: So, a student on my campus misses a whole day of school to attend a track meet, days before TAKS test. This student is a prime candidate to score commended on TAKS given a few test-taking skills, which we are in the middle of teaching. This student participated in the track…

A Reader Submits… UIL Disconnect – Part 1

A LYS Principal submits: As of this year, I have finally concluded that UIL has utterly disconnected itself from the educational process. In baseball and softball we play a determined number of pre-season games, during the school day, in the form of tournaments. Those are generally two-day, all-day tournaments that occur during a three-week period.…
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