Board of Directors
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Jody Phillips, CAA - President
Dianne Sanzari - President-Elect
Ron Balazs, CAA - Executive Director
District Map
Last Update April 1, 2014
FIAAA Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association is to develop, enhance and preserve the educational values of interscholastic athletics. The FIAAA serves its members by providing resources to develop and enhance leadership skills, developing mentorship programs for new athletic administrators and offering numerous opportunities for professional growth. In conjunction with the Florida High School Athletic Association, the FIAAA promotes the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play in all athletic contests and works to safeguard the physical, mental, social, and moral welfare of all high school students.

FIAAA 5 Year Strategic Plan
FIAAA Online Newsletter Now Available
The first FIAAA Online Newsletter powered by All-American Sports Posters is now available. Click on the "gold seal" next to the All-American Sports Poster banner below in the left column to see the latest Edition.
Annual Conference Registration Now Online

This year’s conference registration will be done online only. In order to register for the conference you must click on the following link: https://www.regonline.com/fiaaastateconference. From this site, you will be able to register for the conference, the golf tournament and the leadership courses, as well as register your spouse and pay your NIAAA dues. There are numerous required fields that you must enter information in order to complete your registration. Upon completion, you will indicate your payment preference; check, P.O. or Complementary Certificate. It is only necessary to send to the FIAAA your check, P.O. or certificate; it is not necessary that you send a copy of your registration. For those paying by P.O., you can print out an Invoice to provide your school bookkeeper. A final receipt will be provided you when you pick-up your packet at the conference.

There will be no walk up registration at the conference as you can complete this process up until the first day you attend the conference (late fees will apply).

Additionally, there are number of survey questions that you will need to complete so that we can better meet your needs at the conference.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Annual State Conference Changes Venue

Once The annual state conference will be changing venue over the next five years alternating between the new site for next year, the Caribe Royale in Orlando, and the Orlando Airport Marriott.

The Caribe Royale is an all suite resort located east of I-4 on World Center Drive (Epcot Center Drive) at 1801 World Center Drive. Follow the link below the view this unique property. Click here for the link for FIAAA reservations for the conference.

FIAAA Award Winners Announced
At the recent January Board of Directors meeting, the Awards Committee announce the following award winners:

• Dr. Clarence Noe Outstanding Athletic Administrator Award: Ricky Bell, Leon County Schools
• FIAAA Meritorious Service Award: Rita Sousa, Fort Myers High School
• Dorothy Brunson Special Service Award (non-FIAAA members):
  • Irene Duffy
  • Dawn Hartl
  • Richard (Dick) Howell
  • Tommy Tucker
  • Steve Leland

• FIAAA Lifetime Membership: Bill Blakemore, South Fort Myers High School
• NIAAA State Award of Merit: Michael Colby, FHSAA
• Frank Kovaleski Nominee: Michael Colby, FHSAA

Congratulations to each of these outstanding individuals.

The recipients of the Mandy Stoll Scholarships (nomination form) and the Sportsmanship Awards (award form) will be announced at the conference.

FIAAA Leadership Courses Offerings
The following leadership training session and courses will be offered at the upcoming annual state conference. For a description of the courses, select the link “Course Descriptions” in the Leadership Training box at the left. Registration for these courses can be done when you register for the conference.

SESSION I: Saturday, May 03, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• LTC 504 – Legal Issues I – Risk Management
• LTC 611 – Concepts and Strategies for Interscholastic Marketing, Promotions and Supplemental Fund-Raising
• LTC 714 – Dealing with Challenging Personalities

SESSION II: Saturday, May 03, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• LTC 506 – Legal Issues II – Title IX and Sexual Harassment
• LTC 701 – Administration and Application of Middle School Athletic Programs
• LTC 790 – Leadership Training Instructional Methods and Techniques

SESSION III: Sunday, May 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• LTC 501 – Philosophy, Leadership Organizations and Professional Development
• LTC 508 – Legal Issues III – Hazing, ADA and Employment Law

SESSION IV: Monday, May 05, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
• LTC 502 – Principles, Strategies and Methods
• LTC 625 – Management of Game and Event Announcing

FIRST COURSE – $95.00, SECOND COURSE – $90.00, THIRD COURSE – $85.00, FOURTH COURSE – $80.00
The registration fee for LTC 790 will be waived if two other courses are taken.
FIAAA Launches Mentor Program
The Board of Directors has approved the contiunation of a Mentor Program and the program was launched at the beginning of this school year. Any athletic director who is need of assistance with their position is welcome to participate in the program. The first step is to contact your district director who will match you with a veteran athletic director who has agreed to assist in mentoring their colleagues. You can also contact Dan Comeau at daniel.comeau@stlucieschools.org who is the FIAAA At-Large Director who is coordinating the program. We encourage in athletic director needing assistance to seek a FIAAA mentor.
Future Conferences

2014 - May 3-6 - Caribe Royale, Orlando (1801 World Center Drive, Orlando)

2015 - May 2-5 - Orlando Airport Marriott (7499 Augusta National Drive, Orlando)

2016 - Apr 30-May 3 - Caribe Royale, Orlando (1801 World Center Drive, Orlando)

2017 - May 6-9 - Orlando Airport Marriott (7499 Augusta National Drive, Orlando)

2018 - May 5-8 - Orlando Airport Marriott (7499 Augusta National Drive, Orlando)

Conference 2014
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