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2020 West Virginia Athletic Directors Association

41st Annual Spring Conference

Important Information and Invitation to Attend

 

The West Virginia Athletic Directors Association would like to invite all high school and middle school athletic directors to attend the 41st Annual Spring Conference at the Stonewall Resort on Saturday, March 28 to Sunday, March 29.  The WVADA Spring Conference is being held in conjunction with the WVSSAC Board of Control Meeting which is being held at the Stonewall Resort on Sunday, March 29 to Tuesday, March 31.  This is to encourage athletic directors to be able to attend both the Annual Conference and the Board of Control Meeting.

 

The WVADA Board of Directors have an excellent agenda for the conference.   The conference will feature:

  • Conference Pre-Registration
    • Due on Friday, March 6
    • Registration includes WVADA Dues for the 2020-2021 School Year
  • 8 Workshops Discussing Important Issues for WV Interscholastic Athletic Programs
    • “Wounded Warriors Project” on Saturday from 1:10 to 2:00 p.m.
    • “3-D Coaching” on Saturday from 2:35 to 3:15 p.m.
    • “Recognizing Signs of Student-Athlete Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health Issues” on Saturday from 3:40 to 4:20 p.m.
    • “Roundtable Discussion on Important Issues for WV Interscholastic Athletics” on Saturday from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.
    • “WVSSAC Update” on Sunday from 8:30 to 9:20 p.m.
    • “Pre-Season Parent Meetings Required By WV State Code” on Sunday from 9:20 to 10:10 a.m.
    • “Coaches Observations, Focus Support Plans and Improvement Plans” on Sunday from 10:25 to 11:05 a.m.
    • WVADA Business Meeting
  • 4 NIAAA Leadership Training Courses
    • LTC 503 Enhancing Organization Management on Saturday from 8:00 to 12:00 noon
    • LTC 706 Coaching Coaches to Be Leadership Educators on Saturday from 8:00 to 12:00 noon
    • LTC 504 Legal Issues I: Liability for Sports Injuries and Risk Management on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    • LTC 726 Student Leadership Development on Monday from 8:00 to 12:00 noon
  • CAA Exam to become a Certified Athletic Administrator
    • To qualify to take the CAA Exam, must have taken LTC 501, LTC 502, LTC 504 and LTC 506
    • Need to complete NIAAA application and submit at least one month prior to the test
    • The WVADA Board of Directors have agreed to reimburse the first ten athletic directors to earn their CAA or CMAA $150.00 of their cost for classes toward the certification.  Proof must be presented showing completion of the certification.  This is an incentive to earn this certification as soon as possible.  Four CAA Completers have been reimbursed so far.
  • Conference Banquet on Saturday Evening
  • Cost of the banquet is included with registration
  • Extra banquet tickets can be purchased for spouse and/or family member
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Featured Speaker
  • WVADA Awards
    • WVADA High School and Middle School Athletic Directors of the Year
    • NIAAA Award of Merit
    • Distinguished Services Awards
      • Presented to individuals outside of education who have contributed to school athletic programs and community programs
      • Please take time to nominate someone from your community for this award
    • WVADA Scholarship Winners
    • Special Awards
  • Hospitality Room after the Banquet
  • Exhibitors
    • Opportunity to meet with and discuss equipment and facilities needs for your school with companies that can supply what you need
    • Anticipate 15 or more exhibitors
  • First Time Attendees: Free Conference Registration
    • As an incentive to attract new attendees, the WVADA Board of Directors will provide free registration for WVADA members who are first time attendees at the annual WVADA Conference
    • Requirements for First Time Attendees to Qualify for Free Conference Registration
      • Must pre-register for the conference
      • Must attend the entire conference
      • Must register for at least one Leadership Training Class being presented at the conference
      • No free registrations at the conference site
  • Silent Auction
    • Used as a fundraiser for the WVADA Scholarship Program
  • Conference Gift
    • Included with registration
  • Golf Outing
    • In conjunction with the WVSSAC Board of Control Meeting on Sunday on the Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort (register for golf through the WVSSAC Board of Control Packet)
  • Stonewall Resort Room Reservations
    • The WVADA has a block of rooms reserved at the Stonewall Resort for Friday and Saturday nights
    • The WVSSAC Board of Control Meeting has a block of rooms reserved at the Stonewall Resort for Sunday and Monday nights
    • Will have to make separate reservations for WVADA Conference & WVSSAC Board of Control Meeting
    • Room Rates are: $115 per night for single or double which includes free parking and internet access
    • Reservations MUST be made by Friday, March 13
    • After March 13, rooms will be available on a first come basis with no guarantee of room availability
    • To make reservations, call Stonewall Resort at 304-269-7400

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