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Here is the YouTube link of the Strong Youth Strong Communities youth summit from Friday 9/25/20 discussing suicide prevention.
11AM - Debbie Yow - Retired Athletic Director, NC State University
TUESDAY MAY 5 at 2PM
Tribute to Seniors:
Shine the light - Turn your field lights on at 8:20PM (20:20 military time) as a shoutout to seniors.
Here is an inner workout video from the Nashua High Schools Mindfulness Coach Kellie Gabriel. Thanks Kellie. We all need a lot of this right now! https://youtu.be/xUCDQa4bd2U
University Prep Wellness Tips - Kayla Robertson
Maintaining Connections: Reducing Anxiety While School Is Closed
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
Top 10 Best Apps For Stress Management
Part 1 Paying Spring Athletic Coaches for Virtual Coaching and Professional Development Matters
Part 2 Rationale For Paying Spring Coaches in 2020 Thanks to Jim McLowry, CMAA for sharing these articles
Balancing Long Work Hours With Personal Time
The recent cancellations of playoffs, championships, games, tournaments, and meets at every level are disappointing, but I also am aware they are necessary to prevent further spread of disease. While cancellations and precautionary measures continue, how can I (as an athletic director, coach, or parent) talk to my athlete about this disappointment?
From Dr. Marc Brackett - Physical distance doesn't mean psychological distance. Practice self-care. We have to be there for others. Not only does it help them, but we feel better when we support others.
From Dr. Marc Brackett - To our educator friends: We R thinking of U! @drchriscip & I wrote about why #SEL matters now more than ever. Please have compassion for yourself & your students during these difficult times. Another good read.
From Ivy Watts - who spoke at the NHADA Spring Conference 2019: Beautifully Simply You
From Philip Taub - Why did I buy Toilet paper to fight a pandemic?: Thank you Navy SEALs Jason, Dan and Rick for great advice in challenging times!
ZOOM MEETING OPPORTUNITIES:
"Leading our Athletic Programs through COVID-19"
1. NHADA Zoom meeting Wednesdays 11:00AM. Click HERE for Zoom link
2. A Zoom meeting led by the Global Community of Women in High School Sports is a FREE professional development opportunity with the other Athletic Directors in your organization/state. Meets virtually Wednesdays every week at 1PM EDT. The info below is from the 3.25.20 meeting as well as the link for the next meeting.
Here is the recording of the presentation:
Here is link to presentation:
Link for next week's meeting 4/15: zoom.us/j/983576270
3. Check this out: This Zoom meeting is led by Amanda Waters @carlsbadAD and Ira Childress @Gulliver_AD It is a great resource especially now as we deal with unchartered territory. This is a National AD Resource Network. National AD zoom meeting content is uploaded there.
Zoom Meeting link for 4/15:
3.25.20 Zoom meeting minutes:
To gain access to the National AD Resource Network Library from previous meetings please scan this QR code. It is 100% free and for informational purposes only.
Download the free app (iPhone / iPad users only) and tab to the VOD National AD Resource Network.
Bedford HS Winter Awards Video 2020
Here are several resources to help you and others stay positive, connected and encouraged during this challenging time.
Remember... we are positive, not because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard. It's not Pollyanna. It's about trusting, overcoming obstacles and finding a way forward. The best is yet to come.
POSITIVE UNIVERSITY PODCAST - Two New Episodes!
Pandemic, Fear and Faith with Erwin McManus - If you’re struggling to make sense of everything that’s going on in the world right now or just need some encouragement to help you see a better tomorrow, this episode is for you. Jon and Erwin McManus talk about: How we cope with what we're facing now. How leaders need to respond in times like this. How we move forward by creating a positive future out of a negative reality. Why we need to exercise faith over fear. And so much more. Listen via iTunes or online here.
The Identity of Success with Derrick Brooks - Derrick is a former NFL Super Bowl champion, eleven-time Pro Bowl selection and nine-time All-Pro player. Jon and Derrick talk about the importance of commitment and consistency, how to handle failure and challenging times, motivating others as a leader, and more. Listen via iTunes or online here.
3 TOOLS FOR TEAMS - Includes Online Team Building Ideas
While your team may be practicing social distancing, you don’t have have to be socially disconnected. In fact, now more than ever, it’s critical for you to stay connected, united and to grow stronger together. We've put together 3 tools for teams that you can access here. Includes Jon's Top Team Building Exercises that you can do virtually!
FREE DOWNLOADS, VIDEOS, AND MORE
We also have a resource page where we have listed several free downloads, videos, recommended books and more. Go to www.jongordon.com/resources
POWER OF POSITIVE SUMMIT
Don't miss this. It starts later this week. It's a free online event, April 2-8 featuring over 30 of the worlds top speakers, authors, and thought leaders sharing strategies (via short videos) to help you stay positive, overcome challenges and make a greater difference. Sign up and invite a friend at www.powerofpositivesummit.com
A podcast generated by three Iowa athletic directors for athletic directors. Each week we will talk about current program issues we are all dealing with as AD's, some hot topics and we will have some fun along the way talking about things happening with our family and friends. We'll talk with special guests inlcuding athletic directors currently doing the job, retired AD's and people we work with inside and outside of the school who help to make our programs successful. Join Todd Gordon, Scott Garvis, and Aaron Stecker for Beyond the Bench. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/todd-gordon4/support
Hangin With The AD Podcast
Hangin with the AD is an interview style podcast where Don Baker, Cobb County School District Director of Athletics, partners with Josh Mathews, Pope High School (GA) Athletic Director, to discuss hot topics and lessons learned with leaders in the world of athletics. These leaders include high school athletic directors at the district and local school levels; college athletic administrators; leaders in spaces that connect to athletics such as nutrition, wellness, recruiting, student-athlete recognition; current and former athletes; and others, who can help athletic administrators develop themselves and their programs for a better daily experience for their athletic communities. We hope you enjoy the time we spend with these special guests. Please leave us a review or rating to help us know how you were benefited from this podcast or how we can improve it. Thank you for listening. And until next time, thank you for spending your time, Hangin with the AD.