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The Future of Athlete Development: Food for Thought

2019-09-23T13:52:14-05:00September 23rd, 2019|

As the field of athlete development increases in popularity, what do you think are the implications for the future of the industry? What are the hot topics? How is your organization proactively identifying and meeting the needs of your athletes? Pay for Play It’s going to happen, just a matter of time. California and New York [...]

Five Tips for Women Interested in a Career in Sports

2019-01-13T20:32:10-06:00December 22nd, 2018|

An enjoyable part of what I do at Hilliard Solutions is career coach individuals who are pursuing leadership positions in sports - many are women. This fall semester, I taught a women leadership in sports course, that I created, at Michigan State in the College of Business. Incorporated into the design of the course was many [...]

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 [...]

Under Amour Elite Eighth Grade Combine

2018-04-02T11:31:47-05:00June 10th, 2017|

Dr. Hilliard, NBA player Emmanuel Mudiay and father of NBA lottery pick Anthony Randolph, led an interactive discussion with parents of eighth grade basketball players participating in the combine. Topics included NBA/USAB youth basketball guidelines, assessing basketball programs, maintaining academic and athletic balance and college admission.

Women in the Spotlight Podcast

2018-04-02T11:31:47-05:00April 15th, 2014|

When we think about building our brand, often times we forget how crucial development programs can be on our reputations and our lives. From professional to personal responsibilities, many of us question what steps we need to take in order to get to the next level. With an academic background as an educator, coach and counselor, [...]