RECENT ARTICLES
  • Opinion: Coaches Scarier than Concussions

    by Fred Engh June 2016

    As much as I love football − and I was a high school head coach before founding the National Alliance for Youth Sports in 1981  I wouldn’t risk my kids playing today with all the information out there about the long-term effects of concussions. But the concussion issue and all the talk it has generated is minor compared with the real issue that I have seen damaging young lives for more than 30 years now: the people who are coaching kids. The guy you trust with your child who is out there for a few hours a week, out of your sight, pretending that they know how to coach children.

  • Build Your Career Around Your Strengths

    by Bobbi Nance May 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • AB Reader Perspective: What tactics do you use to motivate employees?

    by AB Staff May 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Using Open-Book Management to Build Employee Buy-In

    by Jim Worthington April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • AB Reader Perspective: What piece of equipment or technology do you find most indispensable in your job?

    by AB Staff April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Four Characteristics of a Great Leader

    by George Deines January 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Organizational success depends on great leadership. Throughout nearly 14 years as a municipal parks and recreation professional, I saw the best and worst of leadership. And though I didn't necessarily realize it at first, at times I was part of the problem. For example, an off-handed comment by a first-year lifeguard made me realize that the supervisory team I had put in place was viewed as lazy, entitled and unwilling to help their fellow team members — both a shock to me, and a disservice to my lifeguards. I wanted a team of great leaders, and I had the exact opposite.

  • AB Reader Perspectives: What's Your New Year’s Resolution?

    by AB Staff January 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Big ideas for 2016? Share your thoughts, comment below.

  • ABC 2015: Trade Show Spotlight

    by AB Editors November 2015

    In this video update Athletic Business takes a look at one of many new exhibitors at the 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo. Curtis Smith shows off his startup company, Handle Fitness, and explains why he chose ABC to launch his product.

  • Learning About Leadership from a Past ABC Attendee

    by AB Editors November 2015

    Every year, attendees from a variety of backgrounds come to the Athletic Business Conference & Expo — all driven by different motivations that inform each unique experience. We're catching up with attendees to see what they've taken home from ABC.

  • Talking Career Development at ABC with Darin Krueger

    by AB Editors November 2015

    Every year, attendees from a variety of backgrounds come to the Athletic Business Conference & Expo — all driven by different motivations that inform each unique experience. We're catching up with attendees to see what they've taken home from ABC.