Focus On The Whole Team: Sleep Better
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Focus On The Whole Team: Sleep Better

May 1st, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield
Sleep better, with the Spring semester coming to an end, the summer vacation looms. The buildings will be less crowded. The sports facilities will be empty. And although the campus will somewhat seem asleep, the athletic...
Focus on the Whole Team: Align Your Health with Your Values
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Focus on the Whole Team: Align Your Health with Your Values

March 20th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield
There comes that day when a program must move on from a coach. For those involved behind the scenes, it is never an easy process. During the coaching search, athletic directors commonly speak about finding a replacement that fits...
Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy During the Spring
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Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy During the Spring

March 6th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield
  The springtime is a time of rebirth, growth, and new life. For college athletics, the spring opens the college sports world to the great outdoors. Baseball, softball, and track fill the event calendar.  The fans find fun...
Focus on the Whole Team: Life Outside the Lines
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Focus on the Whole Team: Life Outside the Lines

February 20th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield
Athletic department employees know all to well the work that goes on outside the lines of play. Fans notice the stadium improvements, new jerseys, and ticket designs but the victories and losses are more memorable. They tend to...
Focus on the Whole Team: Assert Your Dominance
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Focus on the Whole Team: Assert Your Dominance

February 6th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield
College athletics, in sport and business, is one of the most competitive industries. But even then, the same schools seem to be in the running for respective championships and top revenue lists yearly. These programs assert their...
Focus on the Whole Team: Stay Healthy During the Winter
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Focus on the Whole Team: Stay Healthy During the Winter

January 23rd, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield
The winter time is the season of indoor sports. For many athletic departments, winter is the busiest season with 10 sports offered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. For college athletic employees, a busy schedule...
Focus On The Whole Team: Conquer Your Resolutions
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Focus On The Whole Team: Conquer Your Resolutions

January 9th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield
The beginning of the year is much like the beginning of a semester. And often remind me of the beginning of a sports training season. You get a chance to make upgrades. You get a chance to reinvest in areas that your team has...
Focus on the Whole Team: New Year, New Goals
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Focus on the Whole Team: New Year, New Goals

December 28th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
With most athletic programs, the offseason gives the administration, coaches, and athletes an opportunity to look over the past year. What went right? What went wrong? In what areas can we get better? What are the goals moving...
Focus on the Whole Team: Set Healthy Boundaries to Succeed
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Focus on the Whole Team: Set Healthy Boundaries to Succeed

December 12th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
As another college football regular season ended, the coaching carousel began. Rumors flew about coaches on the hot seat. Others had secretly agreed to new jobs. A dozen or so jobs were up for grabs, but the one that stood out...
Focus on the Whole Team: Communicate to Win
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Focus on the Whole Team: Communicate to Win

November 28th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
Every university and athletic department relies on a communication staff. They communicate their brand, their message, key dates and times, and handle all media and public relations for the programs. Within the department walls,...
Focus on the Whole Team: Reduce Stress, Enhance Outlook
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Focus on the Whole Team: Reduce Stress, Enhance Outlook

November 14th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
With the semester having almost run its course, sports seasons blending, and the holidays upon us, stress is high. In my article “Stress Management at Work,” I outlined a few tips to handling stress at work. The first tip...
Focus on the Whole Team: Finally Beat Your Rival…The Holidays!
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Focus on the Whole Team: Finally Beat Your Rival…The Holidays!

October 31st, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
In college athletics, every team has a dreaded rival. That team from across the state. A longtime conference foe. And the rivalry sees no limits. The rival college administrations may compete for the same employees. They often...
Focus on the Whole Team: Fix Your Posture, Fix Your Health
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Focus on the Whole Team: Fix Your Posture, Fix Your Health

October 17th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
In an earlier article “Improving Work-Life Balance,” I spoke about sitting well at your workstation and ergonomics. Ergonomics is about neutral posture. And much like how you dress, your posture says a lot about you. There...

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