Newsletter Winter 2018
Completing 67 Years of Excellence While Serving New Jersey Schools
President’s Message Dear DAANJ Members, I hope your school year got off to a good start and you enjoyed your fall sports season and are ready for the winter sports season to begin. As you already know the DAANJ has started this year with a new Executive Director for the first time in 26 years. We are now being led by Executive Director, Bob Hopek. Bob’s wealth of experience with the DAANJ, NJSIAA, NIAAA and NFHS for over 4 decades as a NJ Athletic Director and DAANJ Board of Trustee member will continue to serve the membership and mission of the DAANJ well. We also now have in place a new Board of Trustee member to replace Bob Hopek in the Retired At Large position for the DAANJ. Sharon Hughes, former longtime Athletic Director at Passaic County Technical Institute and past DAANJ Athletic Director of the Year (2008) and DAANJ Hall of Fame inductee (2017) and current Big North Conference Executive Director joins us as a Board of Trustee member. Congratulations and welcome to Sharon. We will be relying on her expertise and dedication in the field of athletic administration to assist with our DAANJ matters. The DAANJ Program of Excellence Award has been given to an outstanding member school for three years and was created to recognize programs that are doing superior jobs of conducting diverse activities with a focus on providing safe and positive experiences for all participants - including student-athletes, parents and coaches. These schools demonstrate best practices within education-based athletic programming on on-going bases. This award has been renamed the DAANJ Neil Rosa Program of Excellence Award in honor of the former DAANJ Board of Trustee member. We are seeking more schools to apply for this prestigious award. If you are interested in pursuing this award for your school please contact DAANJ Board of Trustee member and Morris Hills Athletic Director, Rob Haraka at email@example.com On August 22nd the DAANJ with the NJSIAA again provided a workshop for new and limited experience (2-3 years of service) Athletic Directors at NJSIAA in Robbinsville. This in-service training is specifically designed for these Athletic Directors. This one-day course was conducted by staff from DAANJ and NJSIAA and was attended by almost 40 Athletic Directors. I encourage you to attend the National Conference hosted by the NIAAA and NFHS in San Antonio, Texas from December 15-18, 2018. Our State Conference will be held again at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City from March 11-15, 2019. Don’t miss these opportunities for professional development. Dave Ryden the Athletic Director at Marlboro High School and President Elect of the DAANJ is this year’s State Conference program chair and he has put together an outstanding schedule of topics and presenters for our State
Conference. Included in the program that Dave has created are 3 Leadership Training Courses (LTC’s), 8 general sessions and 21 professional development sessions. The full schedule of presentations at our State Conference can be found on the DAANJ website; www.daanj.org The New Jersey Department of Education has approved our request for a travel waiver for the DAANJ State Conference in March, 2019 in Atlantic City. Included in the letter from the NJDOE are the following; “After carefully reviewing your submission, the NJDOE finds that the initial 4 days of the 59th Annual State Workshop, planned for March 11-14, 2019, meets the criteria of the regulations.” “Because of this waiver, school districts, charter schools and renaissance school projects will be able to reimburse eligible attendees for overnight lodging on March 11, 12 and 13, 2019 only, provided that the remaining conditions delineated in this letter are met.” “Moreover, please be advised that the waiver of the prohibition for reimbursement for overnight lodging covers only those attendees whose home to event commute exceeds 50 miles.” The full letter from the NJDOE can also be viewed on the DAANJ website; www.daanj.org As we near the start of the winter sports season and the holiday season that comes quickly after that I hope you get a chance to spend some time with family and friends and anyone else important to you. This is a very busy few months of work for athletic administrators and while that time can be hectic and stressful it is important to remember to keep our work in perspective and do what we can to help and guide our coaches and student-athletes and try to ensure positive experiences for our most important stakeholders. Best of luck to all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me, Bob Hopek or any DAANJ Board of Trustee member if you think we might be of assistance to you in the coming months leading up to the State Conference. I hope to see you in Atlantic City in March.
Denis Nelson, CAA DAANJ-President Athletic Director River Dell High School
Message From Executive Director As the new school year brings changes, so does the DAANJ Board of Directors and its leadership. Frank Baldachino, who served as Executive Director for over twenty six years has decided to retire, however Frank will assume the title of Executive Director Emeritus. In June I had the distinct honor of being named the next Executive Director pf the DAANJ. I look forward to working with all member of our association and will attend all conference meeting to address all issues related to our association. I would like to encourage our members to continue to submit names for the various awards we present at our annual banquet (AD of the Year, SAM Award, HOF, Baldachino Scholarship, Prpofessional Development Award, Santorine Award, etc.). Contact your area representative for additional nomination information. Please feel free to contact me with any and all concerns, issues and questions you feel need addressing and I will certainly respond. Best wishes for a very successful school year. I look forward to seeing you all in March at our annual Workshop at the Golden Nugget. Have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. Thank you for the opportunity to serve our membership. Be well, stay safe!
Sincerely, Bob Hopek Executive Director
INSIDE this Issue
Workshop Schedule............................................................................ 3 DAANJ Spouseâ€™s Program.................................................................... 9 NIAAA Board of Directors Meeting Notes............................................. 10 NJSIAA Attorney Article..................................................................... 15 Course Requirement Update.............................................................. 20 Remember When.............................................................................. 21 NIAAA Webinar Schedule 2019.......................................................... 24 DAANJ/NIAAA Professional Development and Certification.................... 28 Benefits Provided by NIAAA Members................................................. 31
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March 11-15 DAANJ Tentative Workshop Schedule SHARING SOLUTIONS - TOGETHER TOWARDS TOMORROW
Monday, March 11, 2019 3:00-7:00 PM
LTI 508 Athletic Administration Legal Issues II Topic: Constitutional Law, Disabilities Law, Employment Law & Labor Law Instructor: Bill Bruno and Sean Dowling
LTC 608 Athletic Administration Topic: Management Strategies and Organization Techniques Instructor: Bill DePonte and Bob Rossi
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Athletic Program of Excellence Meeting Committee Members Only
11:00 - 11:45 AM
CAA Test Review Presenter: Sean Dowling, NIAAA Cert. Asst. Chair
Workshop Professional Development Sessions (PDS) - BEGIN
PDS #1 Topic: Adjusting to the Life as an Athletic Administrator Presenter: Derek Sellers, Lindenwold, AD Chris Penna, Montgomery, AD Moderator: Rich Porfido, Livingston HS, AD
PDS #2 Topic: Student Athlete Leadership Teams Presenter: Ryan Miller, Scotch Plains - Fanwood, AD Moderator: Joseph Ward, Woodbridge, AD
PDS #3 Topic: The Community Approach: A New Game Plan for High School Sports Parents and Student-Athletes Instructor: Brandon Whiting, Positive Coaching Alliance Moderator:
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Exhibit Hall The Grand Coat Checkroom
12:00-12:50 PM PDS #4 Grand E Topic: Coaching Your Coaches Presenter: Dr. Ted D’ Alessio, DAANJ Trustee Moderator: Leon Owen, Willingboro, AD PDS #5 Grand F Topic: Can We Talk About What’s Wrong with the SchooI Booster Relationship? Presenter: Sandra Englund, CEO, Renosi, Inc Moderator: Tom Gambino (Immaculata, AD)
PDS #6 Showroom Topic: “Solutions & Sports”« HIB Workshop Presenter: Mary-Jo Eppright, Sterling HS, HIB Specialist Moderator: Mike McDeer, GCIT, AD 1:05-1:55 PM PDS #7 Grand E Topic: PL YOGA Fitness Presenter: Stephanie Lauren, Founder and President Moderator: Beth DelVecchio, Cresskill HS, AD
PDS #8 Topic: “Disciplining of Student/Athletes” Presenter: Mike Gatley, Mainland Reg HS, AD Moderator: Jeff DiCocco, Edison HS, AD
PDS #9 Topic: Understanding NJSIAA Heat Guidelines Presenter: John Gallucci, JAG Physical Therapy Moderator: Dan Vivino, Westwood HS, AD
Exhibit Area Open - Please Visit Vendors
PDS #10 Topic: Financial Planning Presenter: John DeLiso, AXA Equitable Moderator: Mike Pede, Middlesex Cty Vo- Tech, AD
PDS #11 Topic: School Law Updates for Athletics Presenters: Lester E Taylor, Esq. Moderator: Brian McAleer, Don Bosco HS, AD
PDS #12 Topic: Interscholastic Unified Sports Roundtable Presenters: Bill DePonte, Director of Program Development Kalee Iacoangeli Susan Colacello Moderator: Jason Longo, Freehold Boro, AD
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2:50-3:30 PM ROUND TABLE #1 Topic: “Guess What Happened to Me Today” Presenter: Dave Ryden, Marlboro, AD Moderator:
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Social Hour - Sponsored by Field Turf All are invited: Vendors, Members, and Spouses & Guests
6:15-8:00 PM 6:25-6:45 PM
General Session #1 Buffet Dinner
Guest Speaker - Mr. Vince Papale Introduction: Dave Ryden, Marlboro, AD
Welcome & Introductions: Denis Nelson - DAANJ President Volunteer Awards CAA, CMAA Certifications - Sean Dowling Madison, AD
Grand E & F
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:00-7:00 AM
Member Registration - Retirees
Grand Coat Check
Visit Exhibitors - Door Prize #3
General Session #2 Topic: “How to Improve Parent Behavior At Your Events” Presenter: Darryl Nance, CMAA. Greenville City Schools, South Carolina Moderator: Mike Wolfthal, Bishop Ahr, AD
General Session #3 Topic: News You Can Use - NJSIAA Report & Updates Presenters: Larry White, Executive Director Colleen Maguire - Director of Finances Steve Goodell, NJSIAA Attorney, NJSIAA Assistant Directors - Kim Cole, Jack DuBois, Tony Maselli, Mike Zapicchi, Bill Bruno, Al Stumpf Moderator: Dave Ryden, Marlboro, AD
Visit Exhibitors - Door Prize #4
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LTC 723 Athletic Administration Topic: Administration of Professional Growth Programs for Interscholastic Athletic Personnel Instructor: Sharon Hughes and Dave Suiter
ROUND TABLE #2 Topic: “Hot Topics of 2018” How did you handle? Presenter: Bill Librera, Chatham, AD Moderator: Mike Scuilla, Hasbrouck Heights HS, AD
PDS #13 Topic: Great Leaders Aren’t Born, They’re Made Presenter: Vito Chiaravalloti, CBA, AD Moderator: Rich Carroll, Middletown Twp, AD
PDS #14 Topic: R-School Today Presenter: Scott Rosenberg, Kinnelon, AD Moderator: 2:05-3:00 PM
PDS #15 Topic: Case Studies in Sports Psychology Presenter: Gregory Chertok Moderator: Sean Daly, JFK-Iselin HS, AD
3:05-4:05 PM ROUND TABLE #3 Topic: Sharing Solutions - “Seasoned AD” vs “New AD” Presenter: Ron Becker, Williamstown, AD Moderator: 4:15-5:05 PM
PDS #16 Topic: Let Your Alumni Be Your Voice... Tell Your Story Presenter: John Germano, Barnegat, AD Moderator: Rusty Todd, Ocean Twp, AD
PDS #17 Topic: Meeting Expectations for Sports Field Quality Presenter: Jody Gill, President, Sports Turf Managers Association Moderator: PDS #18 Topic: It’s All About the Journey... Not the Medal Presenter: Mr. Michael Wasko, Superintendent, Hanover Twp SD Moderator:
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General Session #4 Topic: Transgender Athletics Presenter: Robyn Gigl, Attorney Moderator: Carl Buffalino, South River HS, AD
Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:00-8:30 AM
Fitness Walk / Run
Valet Park Desk Area
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Membership Registration - Retirees
9:00 - 10:00 AM
State Officials Fee Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)
9:00 - 11:00 AM
CAA Test Test Moderators: Bob Hopek, CMAA, Sean Dowling, CMAA, Davis Suiter, CMAA
9:30 - 10:20 AM PDS #19 Topic: Developing and Using Athletic Websites Presenter: Chuck Donahue Jr, Southern Reg AD Mark Jankowski, Southern Reg Tech Fasc. Moderator: PDS #20 Topic: What is your “Why?” Instructor: Vincent Esposito, Henry Hudson Reg, AD Moderator:
Grand Coat Checkroom
10:30 - 11:50 AM
General Session #5 Topic: “Building A Sports Medicine Team: Do you have the key players? Presenter: Meghan Mattson, LAT, ATC, Rothman Orthopedics Moderator: Rich Shello, Ridge HS, AD
11:55 - 12:00 PM
Door Prize #5
General Session #6 Topic: Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete Presenter: Glenn Terry, NCAA Moderator: Joe Piro, Nutley HS, AD
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1:10 - 2:30 PM
General Session #7 Topic: School Safety for After School Events Presenter: Jeff Gale, Department of Education Moderator: Dave Frazier, Rutherford HS, AD
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Banquet Photo Session Pre-Banquet Reception
The Grand Ballroom
5:15 - 7:30 PM
DAANJ Annual Awards Dinner Master of Ceremonies: Bill Vacca - DAANJ Trustee
The Grand Ballroom
8:00 - 11:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2019 7:15-8:45 AM
PDS #23 Topic: Retirement System Update Presenter: Mort Reinhardt – President, Reinhardt Associates Moderator: Bob Grace – DAANJ
General Session #8 Showroom Topic: Annual Business Meeting Presenter: Robert Hopek - DAANJ Executive Director Moderator: - Denis Nelson, DAANJ President
Door Prize #6–Golden Nugget Weekend
11:05-11:30 AM Board of Trustees Meeting Showroom Moderator: Denis Nelson – DAANJ President
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DAANJ Spouse’s Program Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5:00-6:00 PM
Social Hour – Field Turf Reception
Buffet and Keynote Speakers
Grand E & F
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:00-7:00 AM
PL YOGA WORKOUT
Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:00-8:30 AM Fitness Walk/Run 7:15-9:15 AM
Wine and Cheese Reception
Valet Parking Desk Area Chairman’s Club
5:15-7:30 PM DAANJ Annual Awards Dinner
Hatteras 2 The Grand Ballroom
Friday, March 15, 2019 7:15-8:45 AM
we can’t wait to see you 1951
at the conference!
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July 2018 NIAAA Board of Directors Meeting Section Meeting Section Meeting Notes Board participated in LTI 903 (Concepts of Program Philosophy in International Schools) Course Pilot on Saturday July 8 (a.m.) Board Subcommittees also met on Saturday July 8 (afternoon) Summer 2018 Meeting of the NIAAA Board of Directors was called to order by President Sitz at 7:56 a.m. on Sunday July 9. Highlights of the meeting included: Financial Report: 1. Membership is at an all-time high in excess of 11, 300 2. The Finance Sub-Committee and the NIAAA Executive Staff and NlAAA Board continues to be pleased with the presentation of financial information as provided by Mike Manion of Woodley Farra 3. The NIAAA Board believes that production of IAA Magazine continues to be not only a valuable tool for Athletic Administrators but also a financially sound outreach operation of the organization 4. The NIAAA Endowment fund continues to grow and as such the Association continues to give increased dollars back to membership initiatives across the nation 5. There was significant conversation regarding the on-going relationship with the NFHS and NADC. As leadership within the NFHS changes, the Association will continue to engage in dialogue with the Board and the NFHS to develop a mutually beneficial relationship for all concerned parties Committee Reports: 1. Committee Applications: a. 35 individuals from across the country have been approved to be appointed to 11 different committees b. Joe Keller of Washington (Publications) has been extended through 2019 and has been approved to serve as Vice-Chair to replace Dr. Bob Stinchcomb. After the conclusion of that extension, a succession plan has been put in place to appoint Mark Rarick (North Dakota) as vice-chair. c. Section leadership is encouraged to continue to solicit applications for all committees NIAAA Classroom: 1. Issues from the recent learning management system migration have been solved. LMS was down for a number of days because of outside issues but at this point all issues have been resolved and the LMS system is up and functioning. 2. LTI 501, 502, 504, 506, 508, 510 are all available for purchase as on-line courses. The plan is that 503 will be completed for uploading by mid-September 2018. 3. January 2018 - June 2018, 500+ on-line LTI courses have been presented to the membership. As a result of the LTI reimbursement, the NIAAA will be returning in excess of $26.000 back to states. Mentoring Ad Hoc Committee: 1. Led by Dori Smith (Missouri) to include 20 members. Committee has been asked by the Board to develop templates, webinars and videos to assist states in the important work of Mentoring new Athletic Directors.
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Award of Merit: 1. Phil Rison of Kentucky !Indiana will receive the NIAAA Award of Merit in San Antonio in December 2. Rich Barton (Utah) was added to the list of nominees for the NIAAA Award of merit Frank Kovaleski: 1. Gary Stevens (Maine) has been selected by the Board for the Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award Distinguished Service Award: 1. 11 individuals will be recognized for Distinguished Service Awards. Award winners include: Bunky Dow, CAA; Marianne Shultz, CMAA; Lisa Corprew, CAA; Scott Garvis, CMAA; Ken Mahoney, CMAA; Kevin Simmerman, CMAA; Lorell Jungling, CMAA; Bill Clements, CAA; Jamie Sheetz, CMAA; Tol Gropp, CMAA; Dave Tikker, CAA 2018 Special Commendation Awards: 1. Rich Barton, Scott Nordi and Deb VanKiuken - to be recognized for the completion of their times on the Board 2. Annette Scogin and Jean Ashen to be recognized as outgoing committee chairs. NFHS Citation Award: 8 individuals will be recognized for NFHS Citation Awards. Award winners include: Anthony Amerio, CMAA; Robert Stratton, CAA; Jim Cann, CAA; Mike Morris, CMAA; Josh Scott, CMAA; Cliff Odenwald, CAA; Ray Moore, CMAA; Scott Nordi, CAA. Endowment FundlProfessional Outreach: 1. 5 outreaches were approved in 2017 with 3 more approved after July 1,2018 (North Carolina, District of Columbia and Indiana) 2. $64,000 available for professional outreach for 2019 - 2020 Scholarship Committee 1. Section leadership is asked to reiterate to Executive Directors and NIAAA State Liaisons to get out the word as it relates to having students recognized as part of the NlAAA scholarship program Membership: 1. Total 640 lifetime retired memberships 2. 11,348 total membership 3. 111 international members (double check number) Bob Gardner Retirement Gift: The NlAAA recognized out-going NFHS Executive Director Bob Gardner with a gift earlier this month. The gift highlighted covers from each of the National Conventions that have occurred during Mr. Gardnerâ€™s tenure with the National Federation. S- Strategic Plan: 1. the NIAAA Board of Directors approved the below listed individuals as chairs for the Associations upcoming 5 Strategic Plan a. General Chair - Mark Armstrong b. Program Chair - Trish Witkin c. Financial Chair - Scott Nordi d. Operations Chair - Rich Barton 2. Section leadership is encouraged to gather and forward information about volunteers from each state to serve on
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the 5th strategic plan Certification: 1. The Board welcomed Pete Shambo who will chair certification beginning in December 2. Job descriptions for the Certification Chair and Vice-Chair are complete and will be added to the POP Manual. 3. A rubric has been established for the oral CMAA and will be shared with the Certification Committee for approval in December. Professional Development Academy: 1. 4 courses will be offered at the state coordinators conference in September with the possibility of 2 (synthetic turf and coaching coaches) moving to a pilot in July 2018. Two other courses (diversity and emotional support of the student athlete) being moved to board approval if well received at the coordinators meeting. 2. Jim Teff Award: a. Candidates for the Jim Teff Award will be recognized in Indianapolis at the annual State Coordinators meeting in September. PDAItems: 1. Individuals obtaining certification should complete the on- line WORKSHEET prior to submitting for approval. Only at the point of submission should candidates submit the final application for certification 2. Fall webinar schedule - send out to section leadership. 3. Collect any data from Section leadership related to authorship (sp.) ofLTI courses? 4. Share example from South Dakota on how to promote LTI cohorts at the state level? NIAAA Newsletter: 1. A renewed version of the AD Insider should be coming out before the end of the summer. Updates version will include embedded video as well as an IAA journal with articles available to all athletic directors, not just members. Awards and Recognition: 1. NIAAA Board had discussion related to awards and their respective submissions. It is imperative that both states and sections are diligent in using appropriate forms and review forms to ensure accuracy and completion. As has been past practice, the NIAAA Executive Staff will continue to review applications and work with submitters at ensure candidates for all awards are treated in a a fair and consistent manner. San Antonio Conference: 1. Board reviewed the tentative schedule for the San Antonio Conference and had discussion on topics and times for open forum and round table discussions. The Board also expressed a desire to emphasize the increased levels of professional development as materials are being released so that attendees can plan their respective travel plans accordingly. IAA Textbook:
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1. The Board learned that a revision to the current textbook is forthcoming Lobbyist: 1. NIAAA policy pages will continue to be uploaded in to the portal for each section as a tool to keep membership abreast of goingson in our nationâ€™s capital and in various states. 2. Lobbying efforts on behalf of the NIAAA have now placed the organization in a position as an organization of reference and knowledge as it relates to youth sports, school safety and interscholastic activities. Budget development: 1. The 2018 - 2019 budget was approved as presented. Board Goals: 1. New Initiatives: a. Promote/Support the creation of an Ad Hoc Mentorship Committee to develop materials for a national mentorship program. b. Support and encourage efforts to improve the NIAAA website. c. Promote and support the efforts of the Ad Hoc International Committee to increase international membership. d. Explore using the Endowment Fund to target additional resources toward new ADâ€™s. e. Develop the organizational structure for preparation of the Fifth Strategic Plan Committee. 2. Ongoing Initiatives: a. Support training and implementation initiatives for section and state leaders to utilize the NIAAA Membership Portal to conduct business. b. Promote the NIAAA Classroom as a professional development resource for the organization. c. Promote and support the development of on-line courses within the Professional Development Academy. d. Support initiatives that increase NIAAA membership and promote dual membership status. e. Continue to support the implementation of the NIAAA Fourth Strategic Plan. Staff Goals: 1. Staff Specific a. Coordinate and refme the role of the new Administrative Assistant/Professional staff member through teaching and learning process, while strengthening staff interaction of all. b. Continue fulfillment of the 4th Strategic Plan, while implementing foundational plans for beginning the 5th Strategic Plan process. c. Continue to evaluate processes and offerings associated with the national conference with the goal being to continue improvement of the experience, increase relevance and professional growth for attendees, and financial stability and ongoing sustainability. d. Transition from e-News to AD Insider. 2. Membership CommunicationlEnhancement a. Begin development of revamping the website. b. Continue to grow the social media and email message promotion of the NIAAA benefits of professional development, membership, Certification, Leadership Training in leading the foundation of education-based athletic programs.
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3. Professional Development a. Continue to evaluate the need for any new future online courses, with logistics and meeting certification demands serving as a guide. Formalize LTC 503 and 510 for online release, and evaluate how to best deliver internationally, and/or certification for middle school. c. Evaluate the continuous effort to strengthen the NIAAA Classroom as a hub of learning for athletic administrators. 4. State Associations a. Work to find new ways to benefit state athletic administrator associations through education, fmancial, support, initiative and program efforts. b. See through the successful implementation of current projects involving affiliate organizations including the Hall of Fame digital display, online logo shop, award nomination/selection software, NSCA agreement; telephone system, and others. 5. Board a. Continue to assist board members in the understanding of the NlAAA mission, vision and purpose among the five levels of service to the Board of Directors. b. Assist Board of Directors with continued professional development initiatives for the Endowment Fund. A. Employee Excellence B. Member Satisfaction C. Business Results CMAA Oral Presentation Processes: 1. Certification shared with the Board the guidelines for the oral CMAA project. This guideline serves to provide additional information and direction to CMAA candidates and as such is another valuable tool for those individuals working through the process Chris Hixon Fund: 1. The Baord was made aware that in excess of $27,000 have been donated from across the nation in memory of Parkland Florida Athletic Director Chris Hixon. The family of Mr. Hixon is using these funds to start a county - wide scholarship fund in Florida. National Certification Commission: 1. The NIAAA has renewed our annual certification with the NCC. This level of accreditation predates Advanced Ed certification and adds another layer of credibility to the NlAAA certification processes.
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The Crash Nearly Killed Him, But Vital NJSIAA Attorney Makes Inspiring Comeback Trees, cars, clouds, houses — they all whizzed past Steve Goodell as he gripped the handlebars of his black carbon fiber Specialized bike and sped faster and faster down the winding, country roads. He had made this 50-mile training loop from the Whole Foods parking lot in Marlton to Tabernacle and back roughly 400 times, and he knew the terrain intimately: Where the winds picked up, where the sun would be in his eyes, where to watch for traffic. The longtime attorney for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, the state’s governing body for high school sports, Goodell worked round-the-clock fighting cases, advising officials, filing briefs and keeping the organization’s court record nearly spotless. But he longed for Saturdays, when he would wake up at 6:30, down a homemade smoothie, throw his bike in his silver Subaru WRX, flip on NPR and head for Whole Foods. And this ride, on this day — Oct. 15, 2016 — was like all the other 400 rides. Until in an instant, it was different in the worst way imaginable. Goodell and his group of 20 cyclists flew down the road as fast as 30 MPH, their wheels separated by less than a foot. As a seasoned rider, his mind constantly ping-ponged the potential disasters lurking all around: His speed, the cyclists on all sides, traffic, potholes, roadkill, pedestrians, cross-wind gusts, an unexpected car door opening. But it happened too fast. One instant he was riding. The next, Goodell was airborne. Then came darkness. And finally, the worst feeling of all: Nothing. The specially configured Chrysler Pacifica pulled up to NJSIAA headquarters in Robbinsville at 9:32 on a recent Wednesday morning and Goodell motored out and down a ramp on his wheelchair. A retired friend and the driver, Dan Haggerty, carried Goodell’s bag through the door. Goodell,60, had barely made it inside before Kim DeGraw-Cole, an NJSIAA assistant director, whispered to him about a high-stakes appeal hearing later that afternoon. Next, he was in a meeting with NJSIAA Executive Director Larry White, followed by a session with assistant director Tony Maselli. Everyone at the NJSIAA — which oversees 435 schools and more than 280,000 athletes in 32 sports — seeks Goodell’s wisdom and feels better after he’s weighed in. After all, he’s represented the NJSIAA for 27 years — the past eight as lead counsel — helping write the bylaws and constitution and representing the organization in virtually every scandal the past quarter-century, from the Camden basketball brawl in 1992 to the Paterson Eastside international pipeline in 2017. Goodell’s vast insights are critical to keeping the organization upright during an era when it’s facing more legal challenges than ever
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before from disgruntled parents, athletes, schools and even lawmakers. And this much is clear: Even though Goodell now is a quadriplegic paralyzed from the chest down, none of it has changed his role as perhaps the most important person overseeing New Jersey high school sports. “I can’t imagine this job and doing it well without having Steve there to ask questions,” White said. “I count my blessings every day he’s there and gives me the answers.” Many at the NJSIAA can’t even believe Goodell is alive. Not after what happened on that ride. Not after more than a dozen surgeries, the months-long stay in a rehab facility, and all he goes through every day. “His recovery has been miraculous,” said Ted Bertuccio, Goodell’s longtime friend and cycling partner. “I was there for the accident, and it was the most horrifying thing I’d ever seen.” ‘NOTHING’S MOVING’ There was no time to react. No time to swerve, slow down or brace. Goodell and the pack of cyclists were approaching ball fields along Forked Neck Road in a tiny Burlington County township called Shamong when something went wrong, kicking off the sickening domino effect riders fear most. One cyclist fell. Then another. Then another. Then Goodell. Bertuccio, from the back of the pack, saw Goodell’s body lift into the sky and tumble over the handlebars, like a man being sucked over a wave. Robin Wahl, another rider in the back, heard the guttural pang of carbon bike frames slamming against the pavement. Chris Foster, one of the leaders of the ride, watched Goodell go from upright to down in a flash. Four cyclists on the ride, including Goodell, said whatever caused the disaster is a mystery. But they agreed unexpected traffic from a tournament at the ball fields caused the group to slow abruptly. “The physics of the crash, I can’t explain what happened,” Goodell said. “One second I was riding, the next second I had slammed my head against the pavement.” When Goodell’s eyes opened, he realized he couldn’t move. “Your mind says, ‘Get up,’” he said. “But nothing’s moving.” Then he noticed the awful numbness. He felt it creep up his body, from his toes to his stomach. “When it got to my chest, I panicked,” Goodell said. “That’s when I said, ‘Oh no. I want to be able to breathe.’”
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Wahl, who works as a paramedic in South Jersey, had swerved wide to avoid the crash before rushing over to Goodell, who was lying face-down in the street. Two other riders also were injured, but not as severely as Goodell. “Everyone was moving except for Steve,” Wahl said. “Just the fact that he was face down was very strange.” She immediately assessed the scene, looking over Goodell’s body for injuries, asking if he was okay and shouting for a rider to call 911. A crowd from the ball fields gathered, traffic backed up around the accident and a woman shouted to move Goodell out of the street. “Don’t you touch him!” Wahl screamed. “You could sever his spine!” Wahl, while stabilizing Goodell’s head and neck, said she rolled him over with the help of her husband, a former EMT. Goodell’s face grew pale, cold and clammy, then blue-ish, like he wasn’t circulating air. Wahl was terrified he would stop breathing. And he still had no movement. “He’s just going, ‘I can’t feel my arms or my legs. I don’t think this is good.’” Wahl remembered. “I just kept saying, ‘We don’t know anything. It will be okay.’” In her mind, she feared the worst. After about 30 minutes, an emergency helicopter landed in a nearby field. Goodell had spent his life mounting challenges — he had been a champion distance runner at Bucknell (Pa.) University, then came law school at the University of Texas, followed by a grueling bike trek from London to Florence, Italy. His life had been built around pushing his body — and mind — to the limits. But he had never faced anything like he would in the months ahead. ‘GRATEFUL HE WAS ALIVE’ Laurel Goodell, a lecturer in the geosciences department at Princeton University, was with a class in the central Pennsylvania wilderness looking at bedrock geology in an old strip mine when she got the call her husband was injured. She grabbed a car on site and sped toward Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Once there, she saw her husband on a gurney, his head and neck stabilized with a thick plastic neck brace. Then, doctors described the injury: An incomplete fracture of the C7 vertebrae in his spinal cord, with damage to other vertebrae as well. He likely would be paralyzed for life. “At that point,” Laurel Goodell said, “we were just grateful that he was alive.” Steve Goodell was rushed into emergency surgery. He spent two weeks at Cooper before transferring to Magee Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia. Life became one nightmare after another. He lost his ability to swallow, so feeding him was difficult and he lost 30 pounds, dwindling
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to a skeletal 135. He developed a life-threatening pressure sore on his tailbone, resulting in five surgeries. He had a tracheostomy, leading to secretions and another problematic open wound. In April 2017, Goodell was released from Magee and came home to Lawrence Township, where he found more problems. Laurel had to oversee a renovation to move Steve’s bedroom to the first floor and install and a mechanical lift to help him to and from bed, and the bathroom needed to be expanded so he could bathe. The burden became crushing for Laurel Goodell, who suddenly had to shoulder every responsibility while scaling back her own professional life. “There are times where it gets really hard,” Laurel Goodell said. “‘Okay, I finally got Steve down to sleep. Now I have to clean up the kitchen, put out the garbage, pay some bills, do that laundry. Oh yeah, I have that stack of papers to grade.’ “You cry a lot behind closed doors or in the shower.” But seven months after returning home, Steve Goodell re-learned to swallow, hurdling a significant barrier. It meant he could eat real food again, which added weight and strength. At Magee, therapists taught him to use a stylus to scroll through an iPad, and by mid2017 he could hold a cup and fork, so he also could start feeding himself. Then, Goodell had his eyes on an idea that at one point seemed unfathomable: Returning to work. ‘LIVE FOR A PURPOSE’ In fact, Goodell never imagined he wouldn’t get back to work. The goal kept him going. He likely would never ride a bike or walk again. But maybe he could help the NJSIAA win another case. “It’s hard to imagine life without doing what you like to do and what you do best,” Goodell said. “I spent many, many months watching television, and I can’t live my life that way. You have to live for a purpose.” Plus, when NJSIAA colleagues visited Goodell, they’d seek his advice on the latest issues. “He joked, ‘Get it in now because I can’t bill you,’” said Colleen Maguire, the NJSIAA’s director of finance and administration. Maguire said with Goodell out, his value was clear. He had an ability to leave emotions out of controversies and allow facts and NJSIAA bylaws to guide decisions. Plus, his knowledge of NJSIAA regulations and past case law was encyclopedic. “We all were scared, like, ‘Are we going to be able to handle this longer term if he never can make a recovery?’” Maguire said. Despite his injuries, Goodell, who also represents several municipalities, didn’t lose any clients. By summer 2017, his range of motion with his hands had steadily improved, although his fingers remain tightly scrunched and pressed into his palms. Still, it’s enough for him to hold a stylus and use it to punch out words and scroll on an iPad. His desk at his law firm, Parker McCay, is raised so his wheelchair can scoot under it, and he can make calls through a headset by poking a button. He can get all his work done; it just takes longer.
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He also has a network of friends and family to shuttle him places, and in-home nurses who provide care in the mornings and night. And he constantly leaned on support from his two daughters: Molly, 27; and Emily, 29. “It was so meaningful to Steve to get back to work,” Laurel Goodell said. “It was a really big factor in his recovery. It gave him something to work for in a way.” ‘WHAT WE TEACH OUR KIDS’ On Sept. 13, 2017, Goodell motored his wheelchair into NJSIAA headquarters for the organization’s monthly Executive Committee meeting. It was his first time back, and it came — remarkably — less than a year after the accident. The 50 or so officials from across the state gathered were used to witnessing moving and special athletic accomplishments. After all, sports are the lives for many. But seeing Goodell that morning — back to work, his circumstances drastically different — leveled nearly all in the room. The longtime NJSIAA attorney, the man tasked with looking out for 280,000 athletes across New Jersey who run and jump, could no longer do those things himself. But it wouldn’t stop him from showing up and doing his job. Before the meeting began, the officials, many fighting tears, spontaneously rose to their feet and burst into applause. Goodell nodded in recognition, emotions building in his own chest. “You can always look at these situations and make the connection to sports,” said White, the NJSIAA Executive Director. “This is a tremendous example of how he faced this adversity and he said, ‘It’s not going to get the best of me.’ He was able to return to his job, and that just speaks so much to his determination. “I mean, that’s what we teach our kids,” White continued. “You get knocked down, what are you going to do? Stay down, or are you going to get up?”
DAANJ Social Media Information The DAANJ has an active role in Social Media. You can find posts from fellow Athletic Directors in the following Accounts: Twitter - @ADsofDAANJ Instagram – @ADsofDAANJ Facebook - @ADsofDAANJ The Email for all 3 Accounts is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Core Course Requirement Update Beginning on January 1, 2019, Leadership Training Course 503 will be required for RAA, RMSAA, and CAA designations. December 31, 2018 will be the last date for passing the CAA Exam without the completion of LTC 503. Beginning on January 1, 2019,Leadership Training Course 510 will be required for CMAA designation and completion of a minimum of five LTI Electives, one 600 level, one 700 level, and three additional electives from any level.
New Evaluation Process 1. Attend and complete course 2. Instructor will advise attendee to visit the group page for the evaluation, additional resources, and conversation with classmates 3. Attendee logs into member portal. In the black menu bar select Group, Leadership Training Institute and the course completed 4. Evaluation is available under Group Pages - Course Evaluation 5. Select the state the course is being offered. For Webinars and National Conference please use the Webinar or National Conference option. If your location isnâ€™t listed, please use Other Location
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BY BOB GRACE
Our former Executive Director, Mr. Frank Baldachino, put together an impressive compilation of the chronology and history of the Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey. Below you will find a synopsis of four randomly selected years in the fifty eight year history of our association. In future editions of our Newsletter we will continue to bring you information on several more years in our long and storied history.
1960 Virgil Sasso of Fair Lawn High School was the President of the DAANJ. The annual Workshop was a one day outing held at Fairlawn High School. The one day format included speakers on various topics.
1972 Richard Lansing of Point Pleasant Boro High School was the President of DAANJ. The annual Workshop was a two day format , held at the Colony Motel in Atlantic City on March 21st & 22nd. There was no Keynote Speaker in 1972, only group discussions on some of the following topics; “Managing an Athletic Program”, “Role of the Director of Athletics in the Negotiating Process”, Accountability in Athletic Supervision”, and “Current Concerns at Athletic Contests”. Seven Retirees were honored in 1972 and there were 12 Exhibitors at the Workshop.
1978 Bob Feeney of Shore Regional High School was the President of DANJ. The annual Workshop had just moved to the Tamiment Country Club, in the Poconos, and was designed as a 3 day format, from March 20th to 22nd. The Theme of the Workshop was “Preparing for the 80’s”. Rev. Angelo Palermo, Principal, Bishop Eustace High School was the Keynote Speaker, his topic, ‘Preparing for the 80’s’. Five Retirees were honored at the Awards Banquet, along with “Athletic Director of the Year”, Ben Maggio of Plainfield High School. There were 18 Exhibitors at the Workshop.
1989 George Maier of Haddon Township High School was the President of DAANJ. The annual Workshop was a four day format, held at Trump Plaza from March 20th to 23rd. DonnyConn, Los Angeles, California was the Keynote Speaker, his topic, ‘We are the Best Business, You and I’. Seventeen Retirees were honored in 1989 at the Awards Banquet. Robert Hopek of North Hunterdon Reg. High School was honored as the “Athletic Director of the Year”. There were 37 Exhibitors at the Workshop.
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A Great Story.... A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband dressed in a homespun threadbare suit stepped off the train in Boston and walked timidly, without an appointment, into the Harvard University President’s outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn’t even deserve to be in Cambridge. “We’d like to see the president,” the man said softly. “He’ll be busy all day,” the secretary snapped. “We’ll wait,” the lady replied. For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away. They didn’t, and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, even though it was a chore she always regretted. “Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they’ll leave,” she said to him. He sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn’t have the time to spend with them, and he detested gingham dresses and homespun suits cluttering up his outer office. The president, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple. The lady told him, “We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus.” The president wasn’t touched. He was shocked. “Madam,” he said, gruffly, “we can’t put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery.” “Oh, no,” the lady explained quickly. “We don’t want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard.”
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The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, then exclaimed, “A building! Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard.” For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. Maybe he could get rid of them now. The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, “Is that all it costs to start a university? Why don’t we just start our own? “ Her husband nodded. The president’s face wilted in confusion and bewilderment. Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Pallo Alto, California, where they established the university that bears their name, Stanford University, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about. You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them. -- A TRUE STORY By Malcolm Forbes
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NIAAA Webinar Schedule 2019 Spring, 2019 501- Wednesday’s - March 20 and March 27502 - Tuesday’s - April 2 and April 9504 - Monday’s - March 18 and March 25 506 -Thursday’s - April 4 and April 11508 - Monday’s - April 1 and April 8625 - Tuesday’s - March 12 and March 19701- Wednesday’s - April 3 and April 10 799 - Thursday’s - March 21 and March 28Summer, 2019 501- Tuesday’s July 23 and July 30502 - Monday’s July 29 and Aug 5510 - Wednesday’s July 24 and July 31503 - Thursday’s July 25 and Aug 1611- Tuesday’s July 9 and July 16626 - Monday’s July 8 and July 15630 - Wednesday’s July 10 and July 17 700 - Thursday’s July 11 and July 18Fall, 2019 501- Tuesday’s - October 29 and November 5 502 - Thursday’s - October 17 and October 24504 - Tuesday’s - October 15 and October 22 506 - Thursday’s - October 31 and November 7511- Wednesday’s - October 16 and October 23631- Monday’s October 28 and November 4705 - Monday’s October 14 and October 22703 - Wednesday’s - October 30 and November 624 | DAANJ WINTER 2018
DAANJ Annual Conference Registration - Somethings Old and Something NEW! It’s that time of year again - time to register for the DAANJ’s 59th Annual ADs Workshop. Once again, we will be at the Golden Nugget from Tuesday, March 12th thru Friday, March 15th. Registration will again be through Family ID. THE LINKS ARE: For Active Members: https://www.familyid.com/daanj/2019-active-member-conference-registration-membership For Retired Members: https://www.familyid.com/daanj/2019-retired-member-conference-registration-membership They can also be found under the Conference/State Conference tab on the DAANJ website (www.daanj.org) Registration will close on March 1st, but please register soon rather than later. New this year – you can pay by credit card. (Please note - there is an Administrative fee associated with this payment method). You can still pay by check or PO with no fee added. Please use your email confirmation to process your PO right away. Anyone registering “on site” this year will have to use the credit card payment option. Just a reminder - Room reservations for the DAANJ State Conference must be arranged directly with the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Phone 1-800-777-8477. The cost is @$91 per night. To get our DAANJ group room rates mention our code, ADIR19. Reservations must be made prior to 3/1/19.
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DAANJ/NIAAA Professional Development and Certification Why Get Certified? Professionals seeking certification will: • Develop a sense of personal and professional satisfaction. • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the profession.
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Provide growth of professional knowledge and expertise. Enhance the perception of the profession. Increase the potential for employment opportunities or incentives.
Overview of NIAAA LTC Completion Requirements For Certification Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA): • LTC 501, 502 , 503 (RAA is a NOT prerequisite for CAA)
Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA) • LTC 501, 502, 503, 504, 506, 508 and 510 • CAA earned • 1 Operations and Management Courses selected from 600 series and 1 Leadership Courses selected Registered Middle School Athletic Administrator from 700 series (RMSAA): • LTC 501, 502, 503, 504, 700, 701 • Three additional elective course from either the 600 or 700 series • Completion of a graduate level written document, Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA): • LTC 501, 502, 503, 504, 506 completion of a graduate level oral presentation, • Served minimum of 2 years as an Athletic Adminor successful completion of a Quality Program istrator with signed contract Assessment project through the NIAAA. • Pass multiple choice exam covering broad spectrum of relevant topics to secondary school athletic administration A detailed list of Certification Requirements and the application process can be found at: http://www.niaaa.org/niaaa-programs/niaaa-certification-program/about-niaaa-certification/
When/Where Can I Take the CAA Exam? National Athletic Directors Conference (San Antonio, TX) CAA Prep—12/16 (8:00—8:45) CAA Exam—12/18 (9:00—11:00) DAANJ Annual Workshop (Atlantic City, NJ) CAA Prep—3/12 (11:00—11:45) CAA Exam—3/14 (9:00—11:00)
Section 1 Summer Institute (Brewster, MA) CAA Prep 6/25 (12:30—1:30) CAA Exam (9:00—11:00) Other dates and test sites can be found at http:// www.niaaa.org/events-calendar/ *Additional test dates/sites in NJ may be arranged by contacting the DAANJ (see below)
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When/Where Can I Take LTC Courses? NIAAA/NFHS National Athletic Directors Conference (December 14-18, 2018 — San Antonio, Texas) Each year all 48 LTC Courses developed by the NIAAA Professional Development Academy are offered at the National Athletic Directors Conference. Conference and course registration information can be found at: https://www.adconference.org/ Future NADC Date/Locations December 14‐17, 2019 National Harbor, MD December 11-15, 2020 Tampa, FL December 10-14, 2021 Denver, CO DAANJ Annual Workshop (March 11-15, 2018 — Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino, Atlantic City) Each year the DAANJ will offer LTC Courses on a rotating basis at the annual conference. Class offering will usually include one 500 level course, one 600 level course and one 700 level course. In 2018 we will be offering LTC 508, 608 and 723. Workshop and course registration information can be found on the DAANJ website, the Family ID landing page or at: https://www.familyid.com/daanj/2019-activemember-conference-registration-membership Future DAANJ Annual Workshop dates March 17—20, 2020 (Golden Nugget) March 16—19, 2021 (Golden Nugget) NIAAA Section 1 Summer Institute (June 23-26, 2018) - Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster, MA Each year NIAAA Section 1 host s a summer institute at the historic Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod. This year the course offerings will be LTC 503, 504, 506, 508, 510, LTC 611, 617, 619, 630, 631 and LTC 707, 719, 720. Cost of registration and accommodations can be found on the Section 1 website: www.section1niaaa.org/
Periodic DAANJ Course Offerings Through out the year the DAANJ will be offering LTC course at various locations around the state. Course offerings will be primarily based on member need/request. Check the NJSIAA forum, and DAANJ website for information. All LTC registrations for DAANJ offered course must be completed using Family ID. Webinars The NIAAA offers key courses for certification, as well as rotating additional courses taught by webinar each fall, spring and summer. Refer to www.niaaa.org for upcoming webinar dates and courses. On-Line Courses The NIAAA has launched on-line courses that lead to certification. Included are: LTC 501, 502, 503, 504, 506, 508 and 510. Each offering is an interactive online course that you take on your own time, at your own pace, and wherever you would like. Each four-hour length course includes a digital manual, an interactive teaching style, instructional videos and more to help make the learning process interesting, easy and convenient for you. Courses are available to those around the nation and the world interested in NIAAA Certification, continuing education credits and expanding courses taken within the NIAAA Leadership Training Institute curriculum. A list and description of all LTC courses can be found at: http://www.niaaa.org/niaaa-programs/leadershiptraining-institute/leadership-training-coursedescriptions/ Have questions—need more information—contact: David Suiter, CMAA Professional Development/Certification Coordinator 856-275-6445 email@example.com Sean Dowling, CMAA Ass’t Professional Development/Certification Coordinator 973-590-6974 firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Hopek Executive Director 908-319-0307
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Professional Development Program LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE The DAANJ Executive Committee encourages our members to participate in the Leadership Training Programs. They are excellent reference materials. We also encourage our membership to work towards their athletic administration national certification. Courses will be be offered at the annual workshop as as the sites and dates throughout the year as requested. Should you have a particular need please contact Bob Hopek at email@example.com for assistance. Thank you for your participation in these most important educational experiences.
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Benefits Provided NIAAA Members Benefits Provided NIAAA Members The national professional organization dedicated solely to services, assistance and development for the providers of secondary school “Education Based Athletics” programs.
The national professional organization dedicated solely to services, assistance and development for the providers of secondary school “Education Based Athletics” programs. Professional The national professional organization dedicated solely to services, assistance and development for the providers of secondary school “Education Based Athletics” programs.
North Central Accreditation NIAAA is the first association accredited by North Central Association Commission Accreditation and School Improvement. North Centralon Accreditation North Central Accreditation NIAAA is the first association accredited by North Central Association Leadership Instituteaccredited by North Central Association NIAAA is theTraining firstAccreditation association Commission on and School Improvement. Educational curriculum of 38 courses taught at national and state Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. conferences, institutes and NIAAA webinars. Students can earn CEUs, Leadership Training Institute through a master’s through select universities. Leadership Trainingdegree Institute Educational curriculum of 38 courses taught at national and state Educational curriculum of 38 courses taught Students at nationalcan andearn state conferences, institutes and NIAAA webinars. CEUs, Certification Program conferences, institutes andthrough NIAAA webinars. Students can earn CEUs, through a master’s degree select universities. Four levels of professional certification including Registered, Middle School, through a master’s degree through select universities. Certified and Certified Certification ProgramMaster Athletic Administrator. Certification Four levels ofProgram professional National Athletic Directorscertification Conferenceincluding Registered, Middle School, Four levels ofCertified professional certification including Registered, Middle School, Certified and Master Athletic Administrator. Annual Conference hosted in cooperation with the NFHS offering educational, Certified and Certified Master Athletic Administrator. services, Athletic informational leadership and networking opportunities. National Directors Conference National Athletic Directors Annual Conference hosted inConference cooperation with the NFHS offering educational, Hall of Fame Annual Conference hosted in cooperation with the opportunities. NFHS offering educational, services, informational leadership and networking Induction and recognition of individuals that have strongly impacted the services, informational leadership and networking opportunities. profession of athletic administration. Hall of Fame Hall of Fame Induction and recognition of individuals that have strongly impacted the Code of Ethicsrecognition and Professional Standards Induction of individuals that have strongly impacted the professionand of athletic administration. Clarifies our principles. profession ofmission athletic and administration. Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Clarifies our mission and principles. Clarifies our mission and principles.
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