Athletic Directors

2019-2020 Schedule and Topics

Headways for Athletic Directors: Developing Girl-Centered Athletic Programs will be facilitated by Sheila Pauley, Athletic Director, Athletics and Physical Education Department Head, at Marlborough School, and will occur from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the below dates:

October 16, 2019: Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning for the Female Athlete

Topics to consider: sports medicine, athletic trainers, equipment, training practices, injury prevention, levels of staffing for injury prevention, requirements, and classes

November 13, 2019: College Admissions for Athletes

Topics to consider: role of the athletic department, parental expectations and student-athlete expectations, perceptions about recruiting and “athletics aiding the admissions process”

January 15, 2020: Coaching and Teaching Generation Z

Topics to consider: parental involvement, player recognition-awards/letters, social media, commitment level, club team conflicts of interest, private training/lessons

February 19, 2020: Transgender and Gender Identity: What are implications for athletic programs at all-girls schools?

Topics to consider: roster policies, league rules, uniforms, locker room accommodations, overnight trips, coach sensitivity and professional development

April 15, 2020: Developing Coaching Excellence

Topics to consider: best hiring, retaining, supporting practices for coaches, evaluations and assessment, mentoring, other expectations, duties and responsibilities, and professional development


Available exclusively to NCGS member schools, each cohort includes five conversation topics. A registration fee of $250 is required by each participant. Space is very limited with preference given to new, first-time participants who can commit to joining every session within a cohort.

Registration is now open! Click here to register.