Rooting for a sports team or criticizing its coach from the bleachers is easy. However, being a high school athletic director or coach is an oftentimes grueling process involving hours of sweat equity and frustration. Winning a game or championship relies on the science of coaching, while running a successful high school athletic department relies on strong managerial and administrative skills. This overview of U.S. sports explores the science behind high-pressure performance and lists takeaways for coaches and ADs.
To learn more, check out the infographic below created by the Ohio University’s online Master of Athletic Administration program.