Social Media in Athletics
Today’s students and other athletic stakeholders are fully immersed in a variety of social media options for communication purposes. Appropriate use of such outlets is another key to successfully managing the content and data which come about daily from the school’s athletic department.
Whether sharing simple changes in contest schedules or providing multiple options for connectivity through media, mastering the social media aspect of the athletic department is another critical area to plan. Policies, strategies and reminders for both coaches and students are also listed in this section.
Additionally, best practice ideas to help manage the various forms of social media are posted in this section.
- Impact of Social Media on College Recruiting
“Social Media and Internet: Athletic Impact” – Dan Harold, Associate Principal, Uniontown Lake High School Powerpoint Slides
- “Marketing Your Athletic Program and Social Media Campaign” Jeff Walrich, Gilmour Academy High School
- Social Media for the Coach and the Athlete – This website contains information for the athete, coach and a.d. on responsible and effective use of social media.
- Dos and Don’ts with Social Media
- Social Media Policy Example for HandbookSocial MediaThe use of e-mail messages, text messages, blogs, websites or other electronic communications to make inflammatory or derogatory comments, and/or inappropriate descriptions or pictures regarding another team member, another student, a coach, another school or team, or other staff member is strictly prohibited. For the purposes of this policy, inappropriate comments may include, but are not limited to, inappropriate comments/pictures/descriptions regarding another person’s race, ethnic background, culture, religion gender or sexual orientation.Any violation of our social media policy may result in suspension and/or dismissal from the team.