Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Big Day Today

Lots of excitement as we start the day today!

First of all, it is the first day of school and everyone is back. Second of all, Tim and I return from the AFCA Convention in Nashville and we are charged up!

Recruiting is heating up as we come down the home stretch with signing day right around the corner. This is an exciting time for us because we find out who we will be working with the next few years.

The managers report to work this afternoon. Our first big duty will be finishing the inventory. We will be doing the physical count of everything in stock. This is an opportunity to get everything cleaned up and organized.

We will also be running reports on usage so we have a better understanding of what we are actually using the most in terms of styles and sizes.

Most of our Nike gear has been ordered, but we still have things like shoes, gloves and other Nike accessories to order. This inventory and usage reports will help us do a better job of ordering.

We also have the rest of our stuff to order, such as Riddell items like helmets and shoulder pads.

The AFCA was very beneficial. We were able to visit with other equipment managers to see what worked well for them this past season. With the new hot item of the year, the Revolution Speed helmet by Riddell, the discussion was especially good. It seems that Riddell has once again hit a home run with the product development.

We also had a Pac 10 Equipment Managers meeting which is always beneficial. All the schools were represented with the exception of UCLA, Oregon and Washington State. We talked about many things, but most of it centered around our upcoming Pac 10 Equipment Managers meeting in May, once again to be held in Las Vegas. The group decided to add more workshops and seminars to the agenda. Riddell will once again sponsor the meeting.

Spring 2009 is shaping up to be an exciting semester!

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