Professional Development 2017-10-19T10:29:06+00:00


Leadership Training Courses developed by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) are offered at a Winter Week-end at the Beach, held in January at North Myrtle Beach High School. From Friday evening through Sunday. Attendees will be able to take four LTC courses, including requirements for RAA, CAA and CMAA certifications. Reasonable hotel rooms and discounts on courses make this an excellent time for athletic administrators to enhance their knowledge and a great opportunity to bring your family for a winter beach vacation. The CAA exam will be offered Sunday afternoon. To apply to take the exam, you must go to the website, go to the Online Store in the Membership Portal. All applications are no charge except the Provisional CAA PDF.  Cheryl Van Paris is the person to talk to if you have questions – 317-587-1450, ext. 201.

The CAA exam will also be offered at the Spring Conference for Athletics in March.

These courses are also offered through webinars by the NIAAA and at the NADC in December of each year. A number of colleges and universities use these courses in conjunction with other requirements to earn a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration.

Leadership Training Courses are specifically designed to address issues that high school and middle school athletic directors must deal with in their programs.  Courses are updated every five years to insure the most current information and best practices.

NIAAA offers different levels of Certification which can be earned by completing these courses.  SCAAA encourages all athletic directors and coaches who hope to become athletic directors to take some of these courses and achieve suitable levels of Certification.  As the leader of all athletic programs in your school, it is imperative that you are aware of legal liabilities, issues and concerns that can arise.  LTC courses cover such topics as dealing with difficult parents, curb appeal of facilities, legal issues, synthetic turf and many more.

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