NEWS FLASH :
Vermont State Athletic Directors’ Association
2019 State Conference Course Offerings

Sunday – March 24


10:00-2:00   Leadership Training Course: LTC 720 - Athletic Administration
(Ampitheater)        *** Separate Registration through /Amy Molina
LTC 720 Community Centered Educational Athletics - A Character Based Approach to Identifying and Unifying the Whole Team
Character based educational athletics can only truly succeed when the entire community—School Board, Superintendent, Principal, Parents and Boosters—support and embrace the values and views lived daily in the school setting by the student and strategies needed to implement these programs within the entire community athletes, coaches, athletic department and school faculty. Without question, teachable moments in athletics prepare students for life when the whole community supports and reinforces those life lessons. This course will empower the athletic administrator to motivate the entire community to walk the talk by creating strategies to use in your school community.
Instructor:      Geri Witalec-Krupa, CAA (Athletic Director/AP, BFA Fairfax)

3:30 – 7:30    Leadership Training Course: LTC 707 - Athletic Administration
(Amplitheatre)        *** Separate Registration through/Amy Molina
LTC 707 Assessment of Interscholastic Athletic Programs and Personnel
This course examines a philosophical rationale and a variety of methods that may be used to assess athletic programs and personnel. The goals of this program are to improve the performance of athletic coaches and other athletic department personnel, improvement of program operations and improvement of satisfaction among players, parents and employees. A central theme is to encourage assessment of needs, interests and opinions that can enhance goal-setting and planning priorities. The course examines a philosophical rationale for assessment of high school sport programs, discusses basic statistical concepts, focuses on Affective Assessment, describes various Personnel Assessment methods and concepts, and details various Program Assessment techniques.
Instructor:      Doug Killgore, CMAA (AHSAAA Past President. NIAAA Past Secretary)

Monday – March 25

8:00 – 12:00  Leadership Training Course: LTC 714 - Athletic Administration
(Valcour Room)        *** Separate Registration through Amy Molina
LTC 714 Dealing with Challenging Personalities
This course examines the causes of challenging or difficult personalities in society, with specific reference to interscholastic athletic programs. Basic management strategies include the use of emotional intelligence and transactional analysis considerations and methods. Specific protocols will be defined for dealing with individuals who “must be right,” “must win,” “must be logical” and “must be accepted.” In addition, techniques will be covered for preventing or responding to anger, sarcasm, denigration, complainers and backbiters and rigid-obstinate personalities. A model will also be discussed for creative interaction with parents who demand involvement in athletic department decision-making or who seek to influence the decisions of senior administrators.
Instructor:      Doug Killgore, CMAA (AHSAAA Past President. NIAAA Past Secretary)

8:00 – 12:00  Leadership Training Course: LTC 508 - Legal Issues III
(Amphitheater)        *** Separate Registration through Amy Molina
LTC 508 Hazing, Constitutional Law, Disabilities Law, Employment & Labor Law
This course provides in-depth coverage of the legal standards governing hazing in interscholastic athletics programs and strategies for developing, implementing, and documenting an effective anti-hazing policy, along with extensive coverage of the constitutional rights of student-athletes that must be respected by schools when sanctioning athletes for misconduct, the impact of federal disabilities legislation on school sports programs, and the employment and labor law issues related to the administration of interscholastic athletics programs, in particular the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Instructor:      Bob Davis (Principal, North Country Union HS)
 
 

Vermont State Athletic Directors’ Association
2019 State Conference

 
Sunday – March 24
10:00 - 2:00 PM
(Ampitheater)
LTC 720 - Athletic Administration
Community Centered Educational Athletics - A Character Based Approach to Identifying and
Unifying the Whole Team
2:00-3:30 PM
(Catamount Room)
CAA EXAM - Registration through NIAAA office ONLY!
Test Administrator: Amy Molina, (U-32)
3:30 – 7:30 PM
(Ampitheater)
LTC 707 - Athletic Administration
Assessment of Interscholastic Athletic Programs and Personnel
7:30 – 11:00 PM
(President’s Suite – Room 422)
AD Hospitality – Sponsored by
Monday – March 25
8:00 – 12:00 PM
(Valcour Room)
LTC 714 -Athletic Administration
Dealing with Challenging Personalities
8:00 – 12:00 PM
(Amphitheater)
LTC 508 - Legal Issues III
Hazing, Constitutional Law, Disabilities Law, Employment & Labor Law
9:30-11:30 AM
(Exhibit Hall)   
Middle School/High School AD Workshop
Presenter: Bob Hingston, CAA
  • “THINKING OUTSIDE the BOX”
    • How to manage teams with shrinking numbers in their program
  • ”RECRUITING and KEEPING COACHES”
    • How do we continue to keep quality coaches at the JV/MS level?
10:00 AM – 12:45 PM
(Downstairs Lobby)
Athletic Director Conference Registration/Check In
1:00 – 2:15 PM
(Amphitheater)
1st Session – Education Based Athletics as a Positive School Component
"Why We Do What We Do & How to Survive in an Academic Culture"
Moderator: David Marlow, CAA (MMU)
Speaker: Doug Killgore, CMAA (The Bow Tie AD)
2:00 – 5:00 PM
(Exhibit Hall – 1st floor)
Exhibitor Registration/Setup
2:30 – 4:00 PM
(Amphitheater)
2nd Session – Workshop #1
UVM Injury Research Update
           Presenter:  Dr. Beynnon/Rebecca Choquette 
“Roundtable – AD Hot Topics”
Moderator:    Bob Hingston, (Windsor)
AD CONFERENCE DOOR PRIZES
4:00 – 4:30 PM
(Amphitheater/Exhibit Hall)
VSADA Executive Board Meeting
4:00 – 5:30 PM
(President’s Suite – Room 422)
“Attitude Adjustment” – Sponsored by
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
Tuesday – March 26
7:45 AM
(Amphitheater)
Breakfast Buffet – “Green Mountain Morning”
8:45 – 10:00 AM
(Amphitheater)
3rd Session – Workshop #2
“R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness Campaign”
Moderator: David Marlow, CAA (MMU)
Speaker: John Broderick (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Sr. Dir. of Ext. Affairs)
10:00 – 10:15 AM Room Checkout/Break
10:15 – 1:30 PM 4th Session – VSADA Business Meeting
Presiding: Sean Farrell (Middlebury), VSADA President