5 Tips to Use Technology to Become More Efficient in the Athletic Office


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1. Block Time in Your Calendar to Stay Focused

With calendar blocking, you create dedicated time for tasks such as reviewing outstanding NIL disclosures, completing forms and closing the communication loop with your student-athletes.

2. Go Mobile! Provide a user-friendly communication method for student-athletes and coaches.

Establish a healthy relationship with your stakeholders such as student-athletes and coaches by offering them an easy way to communicate so you don’t need to spend extra time responding to emails or meeting in person.

3. Automate Process by Choosing the Right Software

Everyday work in the athletic office can feel chaotic. But a lot of it actually repeats in predicable ways. Why not letting the software to automate process like onboarding prospective student-athletes, reminding student-athletes to complete tasks, etc.

4. Schedule Short breaks on Your Calendar Every 1-2 Hours to Stretch and Keep Your Energy Levels Up

Self-care is important! Studies have shown that employees that take breaks at work can make better decisions than they would without a break (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011) Build in time and set reminders to take a few minutes for yourself.

5. Utilize Analytics and Reporting Tools

Reporting tools allow you to align your teams around clear objectives and get you a quick overview of the metrics that you care about the most such as NIL deals performance, average time taken to answer a compliance question from a coach, etc.

Bonus Tip: Want to hear more about increasing efficiency within the athletic departments? Book a quick conversation with a Spry team member here.

Lyle Adams


Lyle was a member of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship team at Wake Forest. After embarking on a professional soccer career, Lyle transitioned to the tech industry, where he was one of the first 100 employees at Uber, designing platforms and tools for data consumers. Lyle also holds a Master’s in Sports Management from Columbia University.