Vermont State Athletic Directors’ Association
2020 State Conference Course Offerings

Sunday – March 29
10:00-2:00   Leadership Training Course: LTC 627 - Athletic Administration
(Ampitheater)        *** Separate Registration through FamilyID
LTC 627 Athletic Administration: Administration of Interscholastic Sports Strength & Conditioning Program
This course will examine the role of the athletic director and other school administrators in supporting and developing the interscholastic strength & conditioning program within a school or district. In this regard, topic coverage will include: (1) philosophy of strength & conditioning for ages 12-18; (2) function of strength & conditioning in rehabilitation of injury; (3) roles and responsibilities of coaches and athletic administrators; (4) the interscholastic weight room – specifications and equipment; (5) financial issues and strategies; (6) helping parents, athletes and the general public understand the role strength and conditioning; (7) legal issues and risk management strategies; (8) certification of strength & conditioning personnel; (9) performance enhancing substances in interscholastic strength & conditioning; and (10) contemporary administrative issues and response strategies. Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Administrators seeking methods to better support strength & conditioning programs in middle and high school programs.
Instructor:      Devin Wendel, CAA (Athletic Director, Mt. Abraham)

3:30 – 7:30    Leadership Training Course: LTC 706 - Athletic Administration
(Amphitheatre)         *** Separate Registration through FamilyID
LTC 707 Coaching Coaches to be Leadership Educators
This course will examine the training, preparation, and guiding of coaches. Understanding the inherent tasks related to education-based athletics is an ongoing role and responsibility of the athletic administrator. The athletic administrator will be better prepared to integrate new learning opportunities for coaches. Through the nurturing of suggested knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes, enrollees in this course will be better empowered as athletic administrator to deal with the constant turnover and training of coaches that can demand much of the administrator’s time.
Instructor:      David Marlow, CMAA (Activities Director, MMU)

Monday – March 30
8:00 – 12:00  Leadership Training Course: LTC 503 - Athletic Administration
(Diamond Ballroom I)        *** Separate Registration through FamilyID
LTC 503 Athletic Administration: Enhancing Organization Management
This course is a companion course to Strategies for Organization Management and outlines an approach to the fundamentals and methods of athletic administration and alerts and educates athletic administrators regarding potential problems and possible solutions in areas such as special events, public relations, awards, fundraising and Booster Clubs. The course also touches upon ways to increase or improve citizenship and sportsmanship through positive initiatives. Athletic Administrators will have a hands-on experience creating handbooks and a strategic plan for their school. Required for: RAA, RMSAA, and CAA Certification
Instructor:      Geri Witalec, CAA (Athletic Director/Assistant Principal, BFA Fairfax)
8:00 – 12:00  Leadership Training Course: LTC 726 - Athletic Administration
(Diamond Ballroom II)        *** Separate Registration through FamilyID
LTC 726 Athletic Administration: Student Leadership Development
Student Leadership Development is an essential component to any successful education-based athletic program. In this course will be covered numerous ways to actively develop leaders in your local school and at the state level. Topics that will be covered include: captains council, student leadership workshops, service learning, and local and statewide student summits. The society in which we live is ever-changing and so are our student-athletes resulting in a necessity to evolve in finding new ways to teach and challenge students to be the next generation of leaders. Enrollees that will derive the greatest benefit include educators who seek ideas and materials to help develop student leadership in their respective school, state and across the nation.
Instructors:      Dan Marlow, CMAA (Athletic Director, BFA St. Albans) & Dave Miceli, CAA (Athletic Director, Burr & Burton Academy)

Vermont State Athletic Directors’ Association
2020 State Conference

Sunday – March 29
10:00 - 2:00 PM
LTC 627 - Athletic Administration
Administration of Interscholastic Sports Strength & Conditioning Program
3:30 – 7:30 PM
LTC 706 - Athletic Administration
Coaching Coaches to be Leadership Educators
7:30 – 11:00 PM
(President’s Suite – Room 422)
AD Hospitality – Sponsored by The Graphic Edge
Monday – March 30
8:00 – 12:00 PM
(Diamond Ballroom I)
LTC 503 - Athletic Administration
Enchancing Organizational Management
8:00 – 12:00 PM
(Diamond Ballroom II)
LTC 726 -Athletic Administration
Student Leadership Development
9:30-11:30 AM
(Diamond Ballroom II)   
Middle School/High School AD Workshop
Presenter: Bob Hingston, CAA
10:00 AM – 12:45 PM
(Conference Center Lobby)
Athletic Director Conference Registration/Check In
1:00 – 2:30 PM
(Diamond Ballroom I)
1st Session – 3 Dimensional Coaching Workshop
"Building a Legacy within your Athletic Culture"
Moderator: David Marlow, CAA (MMU)
Speaker: Wes Simmons (3d Coaching Presenter)
2:00 – 5:00 PM
(Exhibit Hall – 1st floor)
Exhibitor Registration/Setup
2:45 – 4:00 PM
(Diamond Ballroom I)
2nd Session - 
“Roundtable – AD Hot Topics”
Moderator:    Bob Hingston, (Windsor)
4:00 – 4:30 PM
(Diamond Ballroom I)
VSADA Executive Board Meeting
4:00 – 5:30 PM
(President’s Suite – Room 422)
“Attitude Adjustment” – Sponsored by Coach Evaluator
5:30 – 6:30 PM
(Exhibit Hall – 1st floor)
Conference Buffet & Social
Hospitality Sponsored by Adrenaline Fundraising - Bob White
6:30 – 8:30 PM
(Exhibit Hall – 1st floor)
Vendor Session – Exhibits for A.D.’s & Coaches
Visit Exhibit Hall – Vendor Door Prize Drawings
8:30 PM
(President’s Suite – Room 422)   
AD Hospitality – Sponsored by The Nixon Company
Tuesday – March 31
7:45 AM
Breakfast Buffet – “Green Mountain Morning”
8:45 – 10:00 AM
3rd Session – 
“Anxiety in Student-Athletes and How We Can Help”
Moderator: David Marlow, CMAA (MMU)
Speaker: Sean Perry (We R H.O.P.E.)
10:00 – 10:15 AM Room Checkout/Break
10:15 – 1:30 PM 4th Session – VSADA Business Meeting
Presiding: Hank Van Orman (U32), VSADA President
2:00-3:30 PM
(Catamount Room)
CAA EXAM - Registration through NIAAA office ONLY!
Test Administrator: David Marlow, CMAA (MMU)

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