What advice would you offer to someone looking to break into your industry? Take a few moments to share your thoughts with us. Responses could be featured in an upcoming issue of Athletic Business!
On Sept. 1, the University of Southern Mississippi's National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Sport Security Research, Training and Operations Center at the National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL). The new center helps bring to life NCS4's vision of being the world's leading academic research institution in addressing sports safety and security risks and threats.read more
Competition is fierce, whether your career in athletics, fitness or recreation takes you on the field or not. You need to stay sharp to stay ahead, and there's no better place to hone your gameplan than at AB Show 2017, Nov. 8-11, in Orlando, Fla. Wherever you are on your professional path, AB Show has something to offer. Here's a sneak peek at what to expect from this year's event:read more
There's no denying that technology is transforming the way we perform many day-to-day tasks. To learn more about how high tech is transforming the fitness industry, I sat down with AB Show 2017 speaker Rachel Koretsky, CEO and Founder of upace, a mobile platform designed specifically for fitness, recreation and community centers.read more
Investigative reporter Charles Duhigg slipped into a daily afternoon indulgence of leaving his desk at The New York Times and heading to the 14th-floor cafeteria to sample its cookie selection. Once the habit had resulted in 8.7 pounds of weight gain, Duhigg began to wonder why it was so easy to ignore the note he had placed on his monitor that read: "Do not eat the cookie." Two years of fulltime research into the neurology of habit formation led to his best-selling 2012 book "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business." It's a topic Duhigg will cover during his keynote address at AB Show 2017, Nov. 10, in Orlando. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for a preview.read more
When Athletic Business published its first issue in February 1977, I was a grad student in recreation administration at California State University, Long Beach. After an unremarkable stint as an undergrad at UCLA (notwithstanding the success of the men's basketball team), and a few years just kicking around, I had decided to pursue my passion — sports — to see where it would take me. Forty years later, as I reflect upon a lifetime working in sports, one thing is clear: I made the right choice, and not just because of all the fun I've had.read more
Being a Badger alum, I spent many hours in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Southeast Recreational Facility (affectionately known by students and fellow alumni as "the SERF"). From participating in intramural sports and putting in miles around the track to taking a course for credit and even living across the street for a year, the current SERF renovation project is near and dear to my heart.read more
Planning a new facility or renovating an existing one can be a daunting task — between getting community support and needed funding to choosing an architect and finding the right equipment and solutions to outfit that facility, it's enough to make your head spin!read more