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Athletic Trainer to Athletic Director – 477

How can I become an Athletic Director?

Many ATs have moved on to Administration.  Ross Cooper is an Athletic Director and Athletic Trainer for Detroit County Day Schools.

John Ciecko gets to the point to figure out how he got there and how you can follow Ross's path.

Ross Cooper; Athletic director; AD

Here are a few key points from Ross Cooper

  • Experienced ATs already perform many of the duties of an Athletic Director
  • You have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone
  • Exposure to multiple leaders and leadership styles is beneficial
  • Self-Reflection is crucial
  • Relationships with each person are important – never know who is watching
  • Be a good listener

Ross also mentioned he took the schedules and policies and made them all digital.  Using a system like Dragonfly MAX can help an Athletic Trainer reduce paper work, streamline the PPE process and improve communication with coaches, parents, and athletes

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Goal Setting builds Leadership in AT – 474

Need help with Goal Setting?

Brandy Currie is a John Maxwell Team leader and speaker. Goal setting is one of the keys to maintaining consistent leadership.  Passionate about both AT and Leadership Brandy is glad to be able to join us as we grow our profession.

John Ciecko has a whole board of goals he checks off as he accomplishes them.

Goal Setting: AT Leadership; Brandi Currie

Some of the goals are daily:

  • Wake up at 5 am,
  • exercise for 30 minutes,
  • eat a healthy breakfast

Some of the goals are weekly, monthly and yearly.

What other books should you read?

Brandy recommends pretty much anything by John C Maxwell but the top of her required reading is:

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

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Team of Teams with Kelly Salter – 471

What are the rules for leadership?

Kelly Salter (previous podcast with Kelly) and John Ciecko have read the book: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Team of Teams; John Ciecko; Kelly Salter; Stanley McChrystal

In this episode of Leadership in Athletic Training John and Kelly discuss the book and how it applies to Athletic Training.

Some of the comments during the show:

  • Things change and if we are not willing to adapt we dig our heels in and get left behind.
  • We are not lazier or less intelligent from our parents, but what worked for them will not necessarily work for us
  • We have to constantly adapt – for example Taping and ankle.  Communication needs to be adapted almost with each individual
  • Ask for help from a colleague, mentor, or social media circles when you have a tough case or someone is not responding.
  • You can not win every battle and you need to know when to sit down and listen.

They cover several other practical ways it applies in their practice and changes they have made from taking ownership of the responsibility to lead.

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Want More?

The following are the interviews in the Leadership in Athletic Training Series.

Extreme Ownership

Director of Sports Medicine Kurt Andrews

Goal Setting in Athletic Training with Brandy Currie

Athletic Director Ross Cooper

Manger of Athletic Training with Christina Eyers

Leading Into Retirement with Larry Cooper

Dichotomy of Leadership

 

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Director of Sports Medicine Kurt Andrews – 469

Who is Kurt Andrews?

Director of Sports Medicine for Sporting KC Kurt Andrews is a husband, Athletic Trainer and pursuer of knowledge.

Kurt Provides leadership to the Sports Medicine team that protects and prepares the Sporting Kansas City soccer players.

As director you also have to plan and prepare them team, practice procedures and EAPs and coordinate Doctors, PTs, EMTs, Massage Therapist and all other medical team members.

Kurt also is a leader in PSATS or Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers.

Leadership Series

John Ciecko assembled an outstanding lineup to cover the various aspects of Leadership in AT.

Check out our whole #LeadershipSeries as we apply these principles to Athletic Training and various settings.

Books we recommend

Leadership Series; Extreme Ownership, John Maxwell

Extreme Ownership

Dichotomy of Leadership

21 Irrefutable Laws of leadership

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Extreme Ownership in AT – 466

Extreme Ownership means no more excuses.

Extreme Ownership means you take ownership and responsibility for all actions and circumstances surrounding you.

Extreme Ownership; ExtremeOwnership; Leadership in AT; Leadership

In the book Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willinik and Leif Babin share really hard hitting principles about being a leader.

The leadership principles are the same ones that make Navy SEALs so effective and have helped mega corporations find repeatable success.

John Ciecko III takes over the podcast for the series on leadership.

We have read the book and summarized how this applies to our lives both personally and professionally.

One story from Jeremy

Our new principal did not seem to appreciate me or the work we were doing to keep athletes safe.  He did not come by and talk to us.  He asked who questions every time I tried to do something extra.

Therefore he did not like me or support or program.

Actually he did not know me, my reputation, role or reason.  He wanted to have all the answers before allowing his students to go on a field trip.

He needed more information that I failed to communicate to him.

In this podcast i tell a story of how i know he supports me and my program now because we have built the relationship and i provided needed information upfront and fill in gaps when needed.

Wrapping up the series

We also review the leadership series with the second book Dichotomy of Leadership

Our hope is that YOU will join us on this journey of extreme ownership and begin to lead your environment.

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Developing Leadership in Athletic Training Programs – 432

John Cieko and Cathy Supak join the Sports Medicine Broadcast to help us understand ways to develop student leaders in Athletic Training.

Recently we talked with Johnny Gomez, Mary Miller, Mike Harrison, and Chay Nersesian about Team Building in Athletic Training student programs.  one of the topics they mentioned was having student leaders and giving them ownership.

John has begun lecturing at workshops on leadership and Cathy has been developing leaders in AT for many years.

Join us and grow your program to where you want it to be over the course of time.

There are no overnight successes.

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Nurturing Relationships as a Single AT – 352

Meghan McKay has at times become the catch all when a parent or married person has a scheduling conflict.  She has had to push back and learn to say “No, my time is important too.”

John Ciecko is Divorced with 2 dogs.  That can be a lonely place as an AT who rarely has free weekends or nights.

We discuss how to maintain healthy friendships and family relationships as a single Athletic Trainer.

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Athletic Training Injuries Round 2 – 349

Shawn Ready did rodeo for years.  His list of injuries is phenomenal.  He also did some dumb things along the way.

Daniele Petty was hit by a car and nearly lost her foot but return to a somewhat active lifestyle and became an Athletic Trainer

John Ciecko tried to break his neck playing college football, spent months doing rehab and learning to readjust.

Our stories make us who we are.  Share your story of how and why you became an AT, an injury you have dealt with, a failure or success.  be real and authentic and you never know who will be listening.

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Tom Ford – ALS announcement

Tom Ford is an Athletic trainer diagnosed with ALS.

John asked that we help promote a GoFundMe page to help support Tom in his time of need.

If you know Tom Ford, John Ciecko or have a heart for ALS patients then consider donating:

https://sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/TomFord

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