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  • FIAAA Board of Directors Meeting (January 21-22, 2023)

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  • Awards and Chris Hixon Sportsmanship Award Forms 

    • Starting 2022-2023 FIAAA in partnership with FinalForms has streamlined the awards nomination process. All applications will be available on the FIAAA FinalForms AMP portal.  
  • Athletic Director’s Mentoring Minute

    • The Athletic Director’s Mentoring Minute taps into real-life situations that athletic directors face throughout the year. It is an easy read and can help you handle situations without reinventing the wheel. It has been used with coaches as a tool to promote professional development to assist coaches to be proactive in their quest to run a first-class program. Please consider this to be a tool that will help you be successful in your career. Dan Comeau CMAA

FIAAA Monthly Memo- January

Your monthly source of professional content from the FIAAA

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Athletic Directors,The FIAAA hopes that you had a great Christmas and New Years holiday with your family and friends! Welcome back to the Spring Semester!

This upcoming weekend the FIAAA Board of Directors and Executive Board will be meeting to place the final touches on the 45th Annual FIAAA State Conference! This is the #1 professional development event in the State of Florida. At the conference you will be able to take NIAAA LTC Certification Courses, attend relevant AD workshops, hear FHSAA updates, win raffle prizes and much much more to help you improve your craft as an athletic administrator. Stay tuned for the registration link as it will be open in a few weeks! We hope to see you there.

As Winter Sports make their decent to the FHSAA State Championships, we wish you the best of luck and hope your school has a memorable finish as you begin to crank up Spring Sports!

Please see the Spring Sport checklist below to help you plan and prepare for a successful Spring Sports season.

Please see some important dates listed below such as the FIAAA State Conference, National Signing Day, and other important dates.

Keep leading from the front!

Go FIAAA!

-JS

John Sgromolo

County Athletic Director

Clay County District Schools

FIAAA Board of Directors District 3

FIAAA Public Relations Chairman

Thank You To Our Diamond Sponsors

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106 days until the FIAAA State Athletic Directors Conference!

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Registration COMING SOON! Be sure to attend the best professional development event for AD’s in the State of Florida! Workshops, LTC Certification Classes, FHSAA Updates, Raffles and much more!

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P.J. Fleck- Leadership

Thank You To Our Platinum Sponsors

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Newly Certified Florida Athletic Administrators!

Congratulations to the following athletics administrators on receiving the following certifications:

  • Eric Snow (CAA)
  • Chris Doutt (CIAA)
  • Aaron Frank (RMSAA)

 

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National Signing Day -February 1st, 2023

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Spring Sports Athletic Director’s Checklist

  • Run GPA Report for the start of 2nd semester (anyone who has fallen below a 2.0 unweighted GPA is ineligible for participation in the 2nd semester)
  • Meet with Spring Sports Head Coaches individually to discuss goals and expectations for the season
  • Turn on and check functionality of scoreboards at Baseball, Softball, Football complex (check bulbs,controller, power)
  • Send Schedules to Baseball/Softball/Flag Football associations if you have not done so already
  • Update Schedules for Baseball/Softball/Flag Football/ Track/ Tennis/ Boys Weightlifting on website/social media
  • Get with SRO to confirm security for spring events that need coverage
  • Send in bus requests for spring sports (as needed)
  • Begin completing awards for Winter Sports
  • Add Winter Sports Rosters to your Title IX reporting form
  • Schedule Gym Floor refinishing for summer
  • Send thank you’s to all winter sports ticket takers/volunteers
  • Secure venue for end of year athletics banquet

Controlling The Controllables-Dr. Lee Dorpfeld

Be Sure To Follow Us on Twitter At: @FIAAANews

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Certification Update!

CMAA? CAA? What does that mean?

Did you know that the NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) provides professional curriculum for athletic administrators to obtain a professional designation in the world of interscholastic athletics? You have the ability to earn certifications like CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator) and CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator) and much more through the NIAAA!

I encourage you to go to www.niaaa.org and click on the professional development tab – then click on certification and then scroll down to see the various levels of certification available. You can also see the tremendous collection of LTC’s (Leadership Training Courses) that you can take through our FIAAA Conference, through an NIAAA webinar, or through several online university providers. Each course is a tremendous learning experience on its own merit, and collectively, they lead to certification through the NIAAA.

You can also email or phone me if you have questions about certification as well as our Florida LTC Coordinator, Dan Talbot of the Polk Co. School District. I am here to help you, I hope you have a great year and a great career as an athletic administrator in Florida!

Please feel free to contact our NIAAA State Coordinators at the info below:

Dan Talbot, CMAA

Polk County Schools in Bartow, FL

dan.talbot@polk-fl.net

863-661-0647

Scott Drabczyk CMAA, M.Ed

Director of Athletics

Horizon High School

Scott.Drabczyk@ocps.net

Get Certified and Go FIAAA!

Thank You To Our Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors

Mentoring Minute

The Athletic Director’s Mentoring Minute taps into real-life situations that athletic directors face throughout the year. It is an easy read and can help you handle situations without reinventing the wheel. It has been used with coaches as a tool to promote professional development to assist coaches to be proactive in their quest to run a first-class program. Please consider this to be a tool that will help you be successful in your career.https://www.amazon.com/Athletic-Directors-Mentoring-Minute-School/dp/B0B5PLFJKH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=168T08UBAPEBO&keywords=mentoring+minute+dan+comeau&qid=1666105082&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjg0IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=mentoring+minute+dan+com%2Caps%2C229&sr=8-1

Dan Comeau CMAA

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Newsletter Content Submissions!

Have something to put into the newsletter?

Have something to put into the newsletter?

Greetings FIAAA family,As the creator of The FIAAA Monthly Memo and Newsletter, I welcome you to feel free to contact me if you have information that you would like to be included in the monthly memo/newsletter.

Please email me at john.sgromolo@myoneclay.net

Have a great school year!

GO FIAAA!

John Sgromolo

County Athletic Director

Clay County District Schools

FIAAA Public Relations Committee Chairman

IMPORTANT LINKS

Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

 


FIAAA Monthly Memo- October

Your monthly source of professional content from the FIAAA

Fall Sports Finish Up, Winter Sports Get Started

Fall Sports Finish Up, Winter Sports Get Started

Athletic Directors,The FIAAA hopes that you have had a happy and healthy Fall Sports season! Each month your professional organization the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (FIAAA) will send you our “Monthly Memo!”.

The purpose of the Monthly Memo is to keep you informed with all aspects of Athletic Administration in the State of Florida as well as provide you with best practices as an Athletic Director. We hope that you find the Monthly Memo as a valuable resource for your development as a professional.

As Fall Sports in our state (Football, Volleyball, Golf, Swimming and Diving, and Cross Country) make their decent to the FHSAA State Championships, we wish you the best of luck and hope your school has a memorable finish.

In the coming weeks we will begin the FHSAA Winter Sports season (Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Wrestling, Competitive Cheerleading, and Girls Weightlifting). Please see the Winter Sport checklist below to help you plan and prepare for a successful Winter Sports season.

Please see some important dates listed below such as the NIAAA National AD Conference, National Signing Day, Sports Officials Appreciation Weeks, National Athletic Directors Day and much more!

Keep leading from the front!

Go FIAAA!

-JS

John Sgromolo

County Athletic Director

Clay County District Schools

FIAAA Board of Directors District 3

FIAAA Public Relations Chairman

Thank You To Our Diamond Sponsors

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52 days until the NIAAA National Athletic Directors Conference!

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE NIAAA CONFERENCE

December 9th-13th, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee

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The Best Ideas Are OUR Ideas! Jesse Cole- Yellow Tux Guy

Thank You To Our Platinum Sponsors

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Newly Certified Florida Athletic Administrators!

Congratulations to Tim Hibbs (RAA) and Clarence Williams (RIAA) on their newly earned certifications!
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National Signing Day- November 9th, 2022

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Winter Sports Athletic Director’s Checklist

  • Send out Ticket Taker Schedule/Sign Ups
  • Winter Team Pictures/Media Day – confirm with photographer and yearbook staff
  • Send Basketball Schedules to Officials Association/ Wrestling Schedules to Officials Association/ Soccer to Officials Association
  • Check Scoreboard in Gym/ Soccer Stadium/ Wrestling Clocks
  • Individual Preseason Face to Face Meeting with Winter Sports Head Coaches
  • Update Gym Schedule
  • Prepare postseason letters and certificates for Fall Sports
  • Schedule police coverage with SRO for Winter Sports
  • Assign administrative coverage for winter events.
  • Order Winter Rye
  • Review “Out-of Season” regulations through email for Fall/Spring sports.
  • Schedule and plan Winter National Signing Day- November 9th, 2022
  • Verify Fall Sports Rosters for Postseason in Home Campus
  • Send thank you letters to all Fall sponsors volunteers/ post thank you’s
  • Set end of season face to face coaches meeting and evaluations with Fall Sport Coaches
  • Fall Academic Team Champion submissions 11/21/2022
  • Announce tryouts and first practice dates for Winter Sports on social media/website/campus announcement
  • Email winter & spring coaches to confirm final schedules and input into HomeCampus

Be Sure To Follow Us on Twitter At: @FIAAANews

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CMAA? CAA? What does that mean?

Did you know that the NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) provides professional curriculum for athletic administrators to obtain a professional designation in the world of interscholastic athletics? You have the ability to earn certifications like CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator) and CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator) and much more through the NIAAA!

I encourage you to go to www.niaaa.org and click on the professional development tab – then click on certification and then scroll down to see the various levels of certification available. You can also see the tremendous collection of LTC’s (Leadership Training Courses) that you can take through our FIAAA Conference, through an NIAAA webinar, or through several online university providers. Each course is a tremendous learning experience on its own merit, and collectively, they lead to certification through the NIAAA.

You can also email or phone me if you have questions about certification as well as our Florida LTC Coordinator, Dan Talbot of the Polk Co. School District. I am here to help you, I hope you have a great year and a great career as an athletic administrator in Florida!

Please feel free to contact our NIAAA State Coordinators at the info below:

Dan Talbot, CMAA

Polk County Schools in Bartow, FL

dan.talbot@polk-fl.net

863-661-0647

Scott Drabczyk CMAA, M.Ed

Director of Athletics

Horizon High School

Scott.Drabczyk@ocps.net

Get Certified and Go FIAAA!

Thank You To Our Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors

Mentoring Minute

The Athletic Director’s Mentoring Minute taps into real-life situations that athletic directors face throughout the year. It is an easy read and can help you handle situations without reinventing the wheel. It has been used with coaches as a tool to promote professional development to assist coaches to be proactive in their quest to run a first-class program. Please consider this to be a tool that will help you be successful in your career.https://www.amazon.com/Athletic-Directors-Mentoring-Minute-School/dp/B0B5PLFJKH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=168T08UBAPEBO&keywords=mentoring+minute+dan+comeau&qid=1666105082&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjg0IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=mentoring+minute+dan+com%2Caps%2C229&sr=8-1

Dan Comeau CMAA

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Newsletter Content Submissions!

Have something to put into the newsletter?

Have something to put into the newsletter?

Greetings FIAAA family,As the creator of The FIAAA Monthly Memo and Newsletter, I welcome you to feel free to contact me if you have information that you would like to be included in the monthly memo/newsletter.

Please email me at john.sgromolo@myoneclay.net

Have a great school year!

GO FIAAA!

John Sgromolo

County Athletic Director

Clay County District Schools

FIAAA Public Relations Committee Chairman

IMPORTANT LINKS

Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

 


 


To Do:

2022-2024 WINTER SPORTS DECLARATIONS

The FHSAA is requesting that each member school complete their declaration for all WINTER sports.

Once you log into Home Campus, you will be able to choose your declarations. Your school will need to select one of the following options: State Series, Independent, JV Only, MS Only (middle school only), or No Team. 

If you are unsure that you will have a team in a sport, please add the sport as an “Independent” to avoid any fees for future drops. This commitment is due by August 26, 2022

If you have any questions concerning a sport, please contact Scott Jamison at sjamison@fhsaa.orgIf you have any questions related to Home Campus and submitting the form, please contact homecampus@fhsaa.org.

Winter Sports:

Basketball (Boys)

Basketball (Girls)

Competitive Cheerleading

Soccer (Boys)

Soccer (Girls)

Weightlifting (Girls)

Wrestling (Boys)

Wrestling (Girls)