Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Top Five Challenges of Athlete Development Professionals

2018-08-06T09:12:34-05:00July 23rd, 2018|

I frequently consult with athlete development professionals regarding the challenges of their role. As I thought about this blog entry, I decided to ask some of them to share their thoughts. The responses I received included a lack of buy-in from administrators, student-athletes and coaches; limited professional development opportunities; little access to decision-makers; minimal recognition; work/life [...]

Where are the Athlete Education and Development Resources?

2018-07-23T09:36:03-05:00July 9th, 2018|

While athlete development is a popular and ever-growing area in the sports landscape, the term itself is interpreted in many ways. Recently, I discussed the term and how it is often associated with physical, not personal development. Check out the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists podcast. Another challenge of the athlete development term is that [...]