Athletic Departments

Focus on the Whole Team: Stress Management at Work
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Focus on the Whole Team: Stress Management at Work

May 16th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
Most employees deal with work-related stress in an athletic department. The Athletic Director. The Academic Counselor. The Film Coordinator. The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. And so on. They all encounter deadlines...
Focus on the Whole Team: Look Past Wellness, Think Wellbeing
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Focus on the Whole Team: Look Past Wellness, Think Wellbeing

May 2nd, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
In college athletics, fans see the wins and losses. Quite often, fans only see the wins and losses. As an athletic department, several aspects prove success. Many wins or loses happen far from the public’s eyes. Wellness is...
Focus on the Whole Team: Overcoming Setbacks
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Focus on the Whole Team: Overcoming Setbacks

April 18th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
In life, as in college athletics, there are setbacks. Things don’t always go as planned. There are bumps in the road, busy days at work, family issues, and unforeseen health problems. Quite often, life makes its own schedule...
Focus on the Whole Team: Declutter Your Office, Relieve Unnecessary Stress
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Focus on the Whole Team: Declutter Your Office, Relieve Unnecessary Stress

April 4th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
  The spring time athletic calendar produces a very busy schedule for many athletic department employees. During a busy time, the little things very often take a back seat to more pressing needs. Housekeeping is one of those...
Focus on the Whole Team: Better Work Productivity Starts at Home
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Focus on the Whole Team: Better Work Productivity Starts at Home

March 21st, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
When I think of ways to increase workplace productivity, it reminds me of my collegiate track years. Our coach would talk about ways we could do better on the track by how we performed off the track. The same could be said about...
Focus on the Whole Team: Wellbeing is Built on Small Changes
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Focus on the Whole Team: Wellbeing is Built on Small Changes

March 7th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
A phrase used in the wellness industry is “small changes, big results.” It’s simple but true. Typically, these changes are to physical activity or diet. These minor lifestyle tweaks can have major effects on your overall...
Focus on the Whole Team: How to Beat the Common Excuses
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Focus on the Whole Team: How to Beat the Common Excuses

February 22nd, 2017 | by College AD
Most people understand that exercise and eating healthy are important to overall health. Still, people find every excuse under the sun to justify their unhealthy status quo. Undoubtedly, an athletic department job presents...
Focus on the Whole Team: Planning For Success
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Focus on the Whole Team: Planning For Success

February 7th, 2017 | by College AD
Many people want to get in shape and improve their health, but struggle getting started. Others start only to stop a program soon after. These issues are very common and often stem from improper planning or no plan at all. Here...
Focus On The Whole Team: An Introduction To Workplace Wellness
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Focus On The Whole Team: An Introduction To Workplace Wellness

December 27th, 2016 | by College AD
By Walter Whitfield College athletics is in the midst of the biggest arms race in its history. Stadiums upgrades worth hundreds of millions. Athletic centers housing 100 plus seat theaters, games rooms, on-site barbers, and state...
Food And Fueling Stations Have Become The New Recruiting Arms Race
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Food And Fueling Stations Have Become The New Recruiting Arms Race

October 14th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
College athletic programs trying to one-up the other have evolved from owning the best equipment to showcasing the most enviable wellness kitchen. In this era of “anything you can do, I can do better”, the arms race among...