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MSSADA Newsletter MSSADA Newsletter - Winter 2014
2014 Spring Conference
39th Annual Event Returns to Hyannis
The 39th Annual MSSADA Conference will take place again at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, March 18-21.

Tuesday, March 18 will open with the offering of several LTI Courses through the NIAAA Professional Development program and conclude with a conference social.

Wednesday will see more LTI courses and a special session for new ADs and first time conference attendees. The Opening General session at 1 p.m. will feature Greg Dale, PhD, Duke University. Two concurrent workshop sessions will feature six different topics and the day will conclude with the President's NIAAA Awards Banquet.

Thursday will continue with additional concurrent workshop sessions throughout the day and concludes with the MSSADA Conference Awards Banquet.

See the full developing agenda here. Registration should be completed by now. If you have any questions check the MSSADA Website.

LTI Courses

Five courses at three different time frames to allow one individual to complete three courses at Hyannis.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
11am - 3pm
Hyannis Resort & Conf Center
LTC 508 - click for flyer

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
11am - 3pm
Hyannis Resort & Conf Center
LTC 790 - click for flyer

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
4pm - 8pm
Hyannis Resort & Conf Center
LTC 627 - click for flyer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8am - 12pm
Hyannis Resort & Conf Center
LTC 560 - click for flyer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8am - 12pm
Hyannis Resort & Conf Center
LTC 611 - click for flyer

Please direct any questions to:
Rich Lewis, LTC Coordinator
Home Tel: 508-842-4611
Cell: 508-414-5294

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2014 Spring Conference
Sports Psychologist to Keynote Conference
Dr. Gregory A. Dale, Ph.D., Professor of Sport Psychology and Sport Ethics, Duke University will be presenting the opening general session address on Wednesday, March 19th. Dr. Dale serves as the Director of the Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs for Duke Athletics. In addition to his work with Duke athletes and coaches, Greg consults with numerous high school, college and professional athletes and teams. He also provides interactive and engaging professional development workshops for high school and middle school coaches as well as workshops for parents and student athletes.

Greg has written four books related to coaching, parenting and performance in sport. In addition, he has written scripts and served as the “expert” on a series of thirteen videos on leadership, performance and parenting. Greg has been featured on Good Morning America, ESPN, MSNBC, Court TV and numerous national radio programs. He is a member of the Sport Psychology Staff for USA Track and Field.

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Summer Institute
Section 1 Program a Summer Gem
The 2014 Athletic Administrator Leadership Training Summer Institute is fast approaching at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster Massachusetts. This year's Summer Institute will be June 29 through July 2. Fourteen of the fully accredited courses made available through the NIAAA Leadership Training Institute will be presented and registrants can take as many as five classes during the four day event. All the Leadership Training Classes will be taught by National Faculty instructors. The Summer Institute is presented by Section 1 of the NIAAA.

The Ocean Edge Resort is a world class resort located on the Cape. The normally $450.00+/night 1-bedroom condos or deluxe king-size rooms are yours for $190.00/night plus a $10.00/night service fee when enrolled in this LTC Institute. Join your colleagues from Section 1, in this 11th Annual educational/recreational, family oriented program. More Institute information here.

Summer Institute Course Offerings

Session I
(Sunday 6/29, 3-7 pm)
504 - Legal Issues I (Risk Management)
615 – Athletic Field Management

Session II
(Monday 6/30, 7:30–11:30 am)
506 - Legal Issues II (Title IX, Sexual Harassment, ADA & more)
705 - Coach-Centered Educational Athletics
617 – Administration of Interscholastic Sports Medicine Programs

Session III
(Monday, 6/30, 12:30-4:30 pm)
508 - Legal Issues III (Hazing, Federal Law & Event Security
511 – Strategies for Interscholastic Budgeting and Finance

Lobster Cruise (optional)
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Session IV
(Tuesday, 7/1, 7:30-11:30 am)
709 – Communications, Methods and Applications
710B - Current Issues in American Sports
630 – Interscholastic Contest Management – Planning, Preparation and Methods

Session V
(Tuesday, 7/1, 12:30-4:30 pm)
625 – Management of Game and Event Announcing
719 – Leadership, Management/Supervision and Decision-Making Concepts

Golf at the Ocean Edge Championship Golf Course (optional)
12:00 - 5:00 pm

All conference reception (free)
5:30 - 7:30 pm:

Session VI
(Wednesday, 7/2, 7:30-11:30 am)
619 – The Power of Curb Appeal
790 – Leadership Training Instructional Methods and Techniques

CAA Exam
(Wednesday, 7/2, 9:00 – 10:30)

Registration fee structure
5 classes - $625.00
4 classes - $525.00
3 classes - $425.00
2 classes - $300.00
1 class - $155.00

Golf - $85.00/pp at the Ocean Edge Championship Golf Course

Lobster bake cruise @ $50/pp

Register Here for Summer Institute

More about Ocean Edge - Brewster MA

The Ocean Edge Resort is a spectacular landmark with a rich New England history, Ocean Edge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Originally built as a residence for the Nickerson family, the estate also includes a carriage house, stone tower (which served as the 19th hole for their private golf course) and a private game preserve (now Nickerson State Park). The architectural style of the Mansion closely resembles an English country manor with an eclectic blend of Renaissance Revival and Gothic themes.

A grand Massachusetts New England hotel on four hundred acres from the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course to the sea in Brewster, near Chatham, Cape Cod where endless activities meet the ultimate in relaxation and Cape Cod dining the New England resort for family getaways, romantic New England vacations, Cape Cod weddings, business meetings, Cape Cod golf and tennis (see the suggested list of activities).

****Stay extra days at the same discount rate as follows: Thur. - Sat., 6/26-28 and/or Wed-Fri. 7/2, 3 & 4 for $190.00/night. There are only 60 condos available at this special price. Register early. For the latest updates and information for this professional development and family experience go to

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Eight Webinars Coming this Spring
Eight different courses that are part of the Leadership Training Institutes curriculum are being offered this spring.

In an effort to meet the needs of individual who desire to enhance their knowledge of interscholastic athletic administration and cannot attend the national conference or state conference, the NIAAA offers selected courses utilizing the internet through webinars. This offers the opportunity to take Leadership Training courses from the comforts of the office or home and receive the same quality instruction, ability to ask questions and interact with peers as is provided in the classroom setting.

The cost for a webinar class is $125 which includes the course manual and a certificate of completion. Additional courses are going to be offered in July for the first time as well.

It would be suggested to use a computer that is connected to the greatest bandwidth (DSL, Cable or T-1 line) which could be at your school if you do not have high speed at home. Slower speeds take longer to load pictures/power points. Students should also have a sound card, speakers and a microphone (for purposes of asking questions). A chat room is also available so students can ask questions by keystroking questions to the instructor.

The schedule for Spring 2014: (All courses are taught in two hour sessions conducted on two consecutive weeks beginning at 7:30 pm eastern time)

501 - March 25 & April 1
502 - April 8 & April 15
504 - March 24 & March 31
506 - March 27 & April 3
508 - April 10 & April 17
608 - April 9 & April 16
700 - March 26 & April 2
703 - April 7 & April 14

Webinar registration form

National LTI Faculty are required to re-certify by taking or teaching the new 790 Instructors course prior to the 2014 national conference. The class will be taught on two consecutive Wednesdays for two hours each evening starting at 7:30 pm eastern time. There are three scheduled webinars with the first being February 26 and March 5, the second being April 30 and May 7 and the third being September 24 and October 1. A national faculty member can register for one of these classes by contacting Cheryl Van Paris (

On-Line Classes Are Also Available:

501, 502, 504, 506 and 508 are available on-line through the University of Maine.

501 and 502 are available on-line through Ohio University.

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NIAAA National Conference
National Conference Workshops Available Online
If you missed the 44th National Athletic Directors Conference in December in Anaheim, as a service to all athletic administrators, workshop presentations are available on the NIAAA and NFHS websites. As a matter of fact the past five conference workshop offerings are available for your perusal. Visit here to view many of the presentations from Anaheim and previous National Conferences. This is a great resource on a wide variety of topics.

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Student Benefits
Software Available to Assist Students on College Tests
The National Interscholastic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has partnered with eKnowledge and are offering SAT and ACT college test preparation programs (online and/or DVD) for less than $20.00. These programs usually cost between $200 and $250 dollars.

These programs will help students master the SAT and ACT college entrance exams and receive more scholarship opportunities.

Go here to learn more and access the opportunity for all your students, athletes or not.

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National Focus
Promoting the Value of High School Athletics
The NIAAA and the NFHS have combined forces to provide state associations and local schools materials to use to help emphasize the value of high school activities in the overall curriculum of high schools today.

This includes Public Service Announcements (PSAs) available for airing at sporting events or on local radio stations. You should check with your state activity association to get copies of the radio ads that have been tailored to each state. Video PSAs can be accessed here.

Print ads are also available for inclusion in school publications as well as public journals and newspapers. One of those ads appears on the opposite page from this story in this newsletter. Electronic versions are also available to add to school websites and the websites of businesses supporting high school activities. Click here to download the electronic versions of print ads:



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