The South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association sponsors a Mentoring Program for new athletic directors.
The program begins in July of each year following the SC High School League meeting for new principals and athletic directors. At the end of this meeting new principals and athletic directors are offered the opportunity to take the NIAAA Leadership Training Course 502 – Principles, Strategies and Methods. The course is offered at no charge ($85.00 value) and presents the fundamentals and methods of athletic administration and alerts and educates regarding potential problems and possible solutions in areas such as budgets, transportation, and scheduling and parent/student/coach conflicts. The course also touches upon sample athletic/activity program philosophies, department organizational charts, procedures/checklist, public relations, coaching applications/assessments and emergency plan. Each participant receives a manual to enhance the information given in the course. Included in the manual is the CD Athletic Administration – A Comprehensive Guide ($30.00 value).
New athletic directors are paired with experienced mentors for one to two years. Mentors are available to communicate by phone, fax, email and in person to answer questions, offer possible solutions and share knowledge and information. The structure of the SCAAA Mentoring Program is informal and each mentor and mentee can develop their relationship in the manner that works best for them.
SCAAA Mentoring Program Coordinator
Hilton Head Island High School
70 Wilborn Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Office: (843) 689-4800 Fax 843-689-4947