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