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The Athletic Director's COVID-19 Reopening Sports Checklist

Clay Burnett

We get it. New national, state, and local guidelines land on your desk every day. Plus, you can't forget all those other issues. Coaches, communication, concussions, clearances, and compliance...  yeah, they'll all be issues again too.

Before you unlock the gates, be sure that you have the procedures in place to establish evidence-based records providing support for your reopening decisions. Create a plan that includes a centralized database of evidence to help confirm and justify decisions. Because as you know, every decision will be scrutinized and questioned.

Download and print our "Reopening Sports Checklist" to reduce your workload and close lurking loopholes. 


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How To Use Mobile Health Screening Tools in Your Reopening Plan

Clay Burnett

On-site health screenings help prevent exposure to illness and may be required by federal, state, or local guidelines. The question is:

How can your school streamline staff and student screening to create a safe learning environment?

The answer: use a mobile screening solution to...

  • Keep your staff and students safe
  • Create a statistical record
  • Make evidence-based decisions concerning reopening
  • Provide proof when communicating with families and stakeholders

Watch our 2-Minute Video to learn more

 

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Smart Strategies to Meet NFHS COVID-19 Guidance

Clay Burnett

Superintendents, technology directors, and athletic directors awake each morning to a new batch of news from federal, state, and local resources. The news can range from regulations to recommendations surrounding the health and safety of their students, athletes, and communities. At the same time, these school district leaders receive both praise and pressure from their stakeholders.

According to the National School Board Association ("NSBA"), school district leaders should first follow guidance from state educational agencies and public health departments. After ensuring a school district is in compliance with federal, state, and local health protocols, school boards must face the challenge of preparing for both an outbreak and a reopening.

Unfortunately, time is a limited resource. School district leaders must adapt quickly using trusted resources and tools to help increase compliance with policies and procedures in order to create a safe school.

FinalForms helps leaders meet the snowballing administrative demands of COVID-19.

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The Worst Athletic Clearance Form Mistakes & How to Fix Them

Clay Burnett

Athletic directors are responsible for creating and protecting a safe and educational sports experience across their districts.

To do this, they need to make sure that authorized students (i.e., those who have submitted all of their forms) are allowed to participate. And at the same time, they need to ensure unauthorized students (i.e., students who haven’t submitted forms, have medical conditions, or have recently suffered a concussion) are not allowed to participate.

With many moving parts in the average sports program, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything.

Here are some of the more common mistakes districts make with respect to athletic clearance forms—and how you can fix them.

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10-Point Checklist: AD Readiness Ratings for Fall Sports

Clay Burnett

 

Summer 2020 Update: Also check out our awesome COVID-19 Reopening Sports Checklist which will help guide you through the complicated Phased reopening.

 

As an athletic director, your list of demands, responsibilities, and requirements is never-ending. You must serve your support system from top to bottom, from incoming athletes and their parents all the way up to your superintendent. The time commitment and communication requirements are daunting, but every year you do it. And, education-based athletics will continue to thrive based on herculean efforts of people like you.

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How to Reduce Risk When Hiring High School Coaches

Clay Burnett

One of the primary responsibilities of an athletic director is hiring coaches. But finding qualified coaches can be difficult—especially for sports like bowling, lacrosse, and cheerleading.

Being a coach is an important job that comes with public pressures and very little pay. Finding the right person can be tough, but it’s worth the effort.

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