Nationwide Survey of Collegiate Senior Administrators Finds Student-Athlete Well-Being & Financial Implications of No Football as Top Concerns
Teamworks, the leading athlete engagement platform for collegiate and professional organizations, announced today the results of its "Impact of Coronavirus on Collegiate Return to Play" survey.
The survey polled senior leadership across NCAA Division I institutions to gather feedback on current issues facing collegiate athletics including the transition back to campus, the impending football season, and establishing financial security amidst COVID-19.
"COVID-19 has disrupted the sports industry in unprecedented ways, and collegiate administrators are being forced to make decisions for their athletic departments without a historical standard to reference," said Zach Maurides, CEO and Founder of Teamworks. "As we all navigate this uncharted territory together, we felt it necessary to capture the primary concerns and real-time decision-making collegiate administrators are facing going into the fall season. It is clear maintaining student-athlete physical and mental well-being is still a top priority and one that will continue to require deep engagement and transparent communication from coaches and staff to ensure student-athletes have the resources they need.
"Administrators remain optimistic that, at a minimum, conference football will be played during the 2020-21 school year," said Maurides. "As athletic departments continue to enact a multitude of operational changes and safety precautions to prepare for the upcoming year, what can be assured is that colleg football, if played, will look different than in years past and the safety of student-athletes, coaches and staff will continue to carry the most weight in decision-making processes."
Below are key findings from the Teamworks "Impact of Coronavirus on Collegiate Return to Play" survey.
Student-athlete physical and mental well-being remain top concerns
Strong return of student-athletes to campus
Confidence in a 2020-2021 football season
Bracing for a significant financial impact
About Teamworks: Teamworks is the leading athlete engagement platform, empowering more than 3,000 clients around the world to better connect and collaborate by simplifying their internal processes. Based in Durham, North Carolina, and founded in 2004, Teamworks continues to invest heavily in technology and expand the team to respond to the increasing customer demand. Organizations that depend on Teamworks to create a culture of communication and accountability include more than 2,000 NCAA Division I programs including every Autonomous Conference institution; professional teams in the NFL, MLB (News - Alert), NBA, NHL, MLS and EPL; collegiate and professional conferences; and national governing bodies. Visit www.teamworks.com for more information.
For more information about survey results, please contact Sophie Kot (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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