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Good Morning FIAAA Members, (4/2/21) New

We are offering several LTI courses for our members during the Annual Conference.  If you are interested, please register TODAY to avoid the late registration fees.  The fee per course is $85.  But starting tomorrow, Saturday, April 3, the cost increases by $25.  The following are the complete list of course offerings:   

Session 1: Friday, April 30, 2021 8:00am-12:00pm 

  • LTC 508: Legal Issues III (Hazing, Constitutional, Disability, Employment, & Labor Law)  
  • LTC 630: Interscholastic Contest Management – Planning, Preparation and Methods   

Session 2: Friday, April 30, 2021 2:00pm-6:00pm 

  • LTC 502: Strategies for Organizational Management (complimentary for First Time Attendee) 
  • LTC 504: Legal Issues I (Risk Management)  
  • LTC 619: The Power of Curb Appeal 
  • LTC 714: Dealing With Challenging People   

Session 3: Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:30 am-11:30am   

  • LTC 503: Enhancing Organization Management 
  • LTC 506: Legal Issues II (Title IX & Sexual Harassment)  
  • LTC 510: Legal Issues IV (Social Media, Transgender Participation, Event Management & Security, Pregnant & Parenting Student-Athletes, & Intellectual Property) 
  • LTC 706: Coaching Coaches to be Leadership and Educators   

Please register through your FIAAA AMP account for our LTI event, as well as our Annual Conference and/or Golf Outing.  We have included simple directions for registration below:   

Event Registration for Members Log in to the FIAAA AMP site: https://fiaaa.finalforms-amp.com/ 

  1.  Click on the “MEMBER” icon 
  2.  Enter your email address for your username and the password for your FIAAA AMP Member account 
  3.  On your Main Member Page, locate the “FIAAA Events” section on your account page 
  4.  To the right of the “FIAAA Events” row, click on the “*View All Events” button 
  5.  Find the FIAAA event you want to register for and click on the “Register” button next to the event 
  6.  You will be taken to the cost and fees page, Click the “Yes Register” button 
  7. Complete the registration form of the event you are registering for and when the form is complete, type your name in the signature field and submit the form 

You will be taken to the checkout page where you can download a “Generated Invoice” if needed for your Treasurer’s Office and/or mail in with a check payment.  You can also choose to pay online by credit card.  If you pay by credit card, please make sure only the fees you wish to pay for are checked.  For example, if you do not wish to pay for an NIAAA membership, make sure you uncheck that fee before checking out and entering your credit card information.   

If you have any registration questions, please email FIAAA AMP SUPPORT at support@finalforms-amp.com

Have a great day and weekend! 

FIAAA BOARD 

Thank you,
Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

FIAAA State Conference – Now Open (3/21/21)

Hello,

 FIAAA Members,  

The 2021 FIAAA Annual State Conference will take place April 30th through May 3rd at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside.  While this will be an in-person conference, attendance will be limited to approximately 200 attendees, with preference being given to those attendees from Sections 1 and 3 who are attending to receive FHSAA Compliance Seminar credit; registration will be opened up statewide on Saturday, March 20, 2021.  While social distancing will be adhered to, face coverings must be worn at all times, except while eating or drinking, and must cover both the nose and mouth.   

The conference registration fee of $125.00, $80.00 for Retired Members, will include the following:   

  • Early Bird Golf Tournament on Friday, April 30th (separate registration required)   
  • Leadership Training Courses on Friday, April 30th, and Saturday, May 1st (separate registration required)   
  • Opportunity to take the CAA Exam on Saturday, May 1st   
  • Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday, May 1st   
  • General Sessions, Workshops, and Exhibitors on Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd 
  • Mandy Stoll Silent Auction on Saturday, May 1st, and Sunday, May 2nd    
  • Reception with Exhibitors on Saturday, May 1st   
  • FIAAA Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction on Sunday, May 2nd   
  • FIAAA Annual Meeting and Breakfast on Monday, May 3rd   
  • Conference Gift   
  • Door Prizes    

The deadline to register without incurring a late fee is April 16, 2021   

Hotel reservations at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside can be reserved at the following link:   https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1595244660580&key=GRP&app=resvlink     The conference rate is $148.00 plus tax per night. 

Note, due to social distancing requirements, there may not be a Hospitality Suite at this year’s conference.   

We look forward to the 2021 FIAAA Annual State Conference. 

Thank you! 

FIAAA Executive Board Thank you,
Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

60 SECONDS FOR CERTIFICATION (3/19/21)

The road to NIAAA Certification contains required courses as well as electives, and this year’s FIAAA Conference will provide opportunities to take courses to meet those requirements, as well as courses for professional development!

Below is the full schedule of Leadership Training Courses (LTC) that are being offered this year –

Friday, April 30th, 8:00 am-12:00 pm: LTC Session #1 (Separate Pre-Registration Required!)

  • LTC 508: Legal Issues III (Hazing, Disabilities, Employment, & Labor Law)
  • LTC 630: Contest Management – Planning, Preparations, & Methods

Friday, April 30th, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm: LTC Session #2 (Separate Pre-Registration Required!)

  • LTC 502: Strategies for Organizational Management
  • LTC 504: Legal Issues I (Risk Management)
  • LTC 619: The Power of Curb Appeal
  • LTC 714: Dealing with Challenging Personalities

Saturday, May 1st, 7:30 am-11:30 am: LTC Session #3 (Separate Pre-Registration Required!)

  • LTC 503: Enhancing Organization Management
  • LTC 506: Legal Issue II (Title IX and Sexual Harassment)
  • LTC 510: Legal Issues IV (Social Media, Transgender, Event Management, Pregnant/Parenting, Int. Prop.
  • LTC 706: Coaching Coaches to be Leadership Educators

Register now for the 2021 FIAAA Athletic Directors Conference! It’s going to be a great weekend of Networking and Professional Development. Use the Final Forms link that was emailed to you to register – if you have any questions, email Jake von Scherrer at jvonscherrer@maclay.org.

Hello, (3/12/21)

  The 2021 FIAAA Annual State Conference will take place April 30th through May 3rd at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside.  While this will be an in-person conference, attendance will be limited to approximately 200 attendees, with preference being given to those attendees from Sections 1 and 3 who are attending to receive FHSAA Compliance Seminar credit; registration will be opened up statewide on Saturday, March 20, 2021.     Event Registration for Members Log in to the FIAAA AMP site: https://fiaaa.finalforms-amp.com/ 

  1. Click on the “MEMBER” icon  
  2. Enter your email address for your username and the password for your FIAAA AMP Member account   
  3. Locate the “My Events” section on your account page   
  4. To the right of the “My Events” row, click on the “Register for Events” button   
  5. Find the FIAAA event(s) you want to register for and click on the “Register” button next to the event   
  6. You will be taken to the cost and fees page, Click the “Yes Register” button  
  7. Complete the registration form of the event you are registering for and when the form is complete, type your name in the signature field and submit the form.

You will be taken to the checkout page where you can download a “Generated Invoice” if needed for your Treasurer’s Office and/or to mail in with a check payment.  You can also choose to pay online by credit card.   

The deadline to register without incurring a late fee is April 16, 2021   Hotel reservations at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside can be reserved here.  The conference rate is $148.00 plus tax per night. 

 Note, due to social distancing requirements, there may not be a Hospitality Suite at this year’s conference.  While social distancing will be adhered to, face coverings must be worn at all times, except while eating or drinking, and must cover both the nose and mouth.   

We look forward to the 2021 FIAAA Annual State Conference.

Thank you,

Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

Read The AD’s Playbook The Official March New Letter of the FIAAA (3/8/21)
60 SECONDS FOR CERTIFICATION (3/3/21)

We are happy to announce that the 2021 FIAAA Conference is on schedule and set for April 30 – May 3 in Orlando and will be IN PERSON! Registration info will be emailed soon and will be posted on the FIAAA.org website.  

President-Elect, Rocky Gillis, has put together a tremendous schedule of workshops and LTI courses along with a great exhibit hall with usual vendors and door prizes. Make plans for attending the 2021 FIAAA Conference.

As always, if you have specific questions about LTI courses, Certification, or Testing you can also reach out to Dan Talbot or Jake von Scherrer as they are both here to help you have a great year and a great career as an Athletic Administrator in Florida!

Jake von Scherrer, CMAA – Maclay School in Tallahassee – jvonscherrer@maclay.org

Dan Talbot, CMAA – Polk County Schools in Bartow, FL – dan.talbot@polk-fl.net

And don’t forget to check out The Educational AD Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts! Great interviews, best practices, along with the AD’s Toolbox in every episode. On Anchor, Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and more.

Let’s GO FIAAA!

Good Morning FIAAA Members!  (2/15/21)

I hope your 2021 is going well and that your coaches are healthy and your teams are enjoying their seasons!   I also want to let you know that your FIAAA President-Elect, Rocky Gillis of Broward County, along with the FIAAA Leadership Team, is working hard to finalize plans for our 2021 FIAAA Conference.  As you can imagine there are a lot of moving pieces to host a statewide conference and we hope to have everything finalized in the coming weeks!  We appreciate your patience!   

We also want to give a “Shout Out” to two of our own who have recently attained the level of Registered Athletic Administrator through the NIAAA’s Certification Program.

Congratulations to Andre Dobson, RAA (The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach), and John Grimesey, RAA (Horace O’Bryant School in Monroe County) who have both earned their RAA by completing the requirements and are on the path to becoming Certified Athletic Administrators!    Way to go gentlemen!  We are all Very Proud of you!   

The NIAAA Leadership Training Courses are available for all of us through the NIAAA webinars as well as that offered in-person at the FIAAA Conference!  If you have specific questions about LTI or Certification please reach out to your State Coordinators, Dan Talbot or me, as we are both here to help you in your journey as an Educational Athletic Administrator in Florida!   

Jake von Scherrer, CMAA – Maclay School in Tallahassee – jvonscherrer@maclay.org 

Dan Talbot, CMAA – Polk County Schools in Bartow, FL – dan.talbot@polk-fl.net   

Please don’t forget to check out The Educational AD Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!  We get to hear AD’s share their story, brag a little bit about their school, and offer tips for the AD’s Toolbox in every episode!  Listen for free on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iTunes, Sticher, and more!   

Let’s GO FIAAA!

Thank you,
Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

Good Morning Everyone,  (2/12/21)

Happy Friday!  The next two FHSAA Board of Director meetings (February and April) will be taking place via zoom and broadcast on their YouTube channel.  Public input will be set up the same way it was for Representative Assembly last month.  For that meeting, if you signed up to speak to a proposed bylaw change, you were “zoomed in” at the appropriate time and you were able to ask your questions/give comments during the live meeting.  Representative Assembly members could see you, you could see them.   In light of the circumstances and challenges of holding a virtual meeting, I believe this is the best format to allow Board members to receive public comment and interact with the speakers.

The FHSAA blast that was sent out this morning contains the sign-up link to the upcoming committee and general meetings on February 21 and 22.  The deadline to sign up is February 18. 

Sign Up link:

Public Comment Sign-Up (jotform.com)

Agenda link:

Florida High School Athletic Association (fhsaa.com)

Reminder:

For anyone wanting to speak to more than one item, you will submit a separate form for each item you want to speak to.  Three items you want to address?  Submit three forms…

Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Have a great weekend!

Lauren C. Otero, CMAA

Assistant Principal for Administration

H.B. Plant High School

(813) 272-3033, Ext. 227

Fax (813) 272-0624

Good Morning FIAAA Family, (2/4/21)

Please find attached the two scholarship applications we want you to District Directors begin promoting in your district:

  • Mandy Stoll Scholarship
  • NIAAA Scholarship application & cover page

The applications are posted on the FIAAA website by clicking on awards and then Mandy Stoll https://fiaaa.net/awards/mandy-stoll-scholarship-2/

Both applications are due back to the District Director before April 9, 2021.  It is the task of the District Director to narrow down the BEST male and female from each of the following classifications:

Class 7A Class 6A Class 5A & 4A Class 3A, 2A, & A
Female
Male

So it would be ideal to submit all 8 Mandy Stoll applications (one male and one female from each of the above basketball classes).  The winners from your district will be sent directly to scholarshipfiaaa@gmail.com on or before April 23 by 11:59 p.m.

All NIAAA scholarship applications should be submitted to scholarshipfiaaa@gmail.com by April 23rd, 2021.  There is no need to narrow down those applications.

Below is a condensed recap of the process.  Please contact me via email at talleyt@duvalschools.org  if you have any questions.

SELECTION PROCESS for District Directors

  • Begin Promoting to the schools in your district
  • The applications are on the FIAAA website
  • A maximum of four males and four females (one per classification) will be selected by each FIAAA Director.
  • One (1) male and one (1) female winner will be selected from each of the four designated categories based on the FHSAA basketball classifications along with (2) at large winners selected from any of the designated categories. 
  • There will be a total of four (4) males and four (4) females and (2) additional at large winners for a total of ten (10) scholarship winners.
  • School Athletic Directors must submit applications to their FIAAA District Director by April 9, 2021.
  • Must submit a color photo of the applicant in JPEG format
  • District Directors must submit their classification winners to scholarshipfiaaa@gmail.com by April 23rd, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • ALL NIAAA applications should be submitted to scholarshipfiaaa@gmail.com by April 23, 2021.
  • Overall State Winners will be selected by the FIAAA Higher Education Committee.

The Scholarship winners will be announced at the FIAAA State Conference in May at the Banquet.

FHSAA News

CONTINUING MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS (MB2 & MB2-P) NOW AVAILABLE & DUE APRIL 30th (4/2/21) New

Per Bylaw 3.6.2, all member schools currently renewing their membership annually, and those that have just completed a five year membership cycle, must now complete a continuing membership application specific to their school type. All traditional public, charter and university laboratory schools must complete an MB2 application and all private schools need to complete the MB2-P. Submission of the correct form is mandatory to remain a member for the 2021-22 school year.

A list of all schools required to submit this application this year can be found here.

It is due by Friday, April 30, 2021, or a late fee will be assessed. For questions, please contact J.A. Colasanti at jcolasanti@fhsaa.org.

FHSAA GOVERNANCE ELECTIONS SET TO BEGIN (3/19/21)

FHSAA Governance Candidacy forms are now available to all eligible FHSAA School Representatives as designated on Home Campus. Click here for a list of open positionsCandidacy forms are due to governance@fhsaa.org March 31, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. Elections will be held April 5-9, 2021. Your school’s section and division can be found on Home CampusPlease contact Scott Jamison with any questions at sjamison@fhsaa.org.

2021 Fred E. Rozelle SportsmanshipDue 3/25/21 (3/12/21)

Nomination forms for 2021 Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Program are being accepted and are due March 25. Submitting an AT07 Exceptional Sportsmanship Report will also automatically nominate a school for this award. You can submit an AT07 HERE.

The Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Program honors schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the regular season and the FHSAA State Series. This award is presented to one winner and one runner up in each classification, whose entire sports program best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship as demonstrated by its coaches, players and spectators.

For more information, contact Danielle Hogle at dhogle@fhsaa.org.

FHSAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING (3/9/21)

During the meeting, the Board heard from members of the public and listened to feedback from FHSAA member school stakeholders regarding how to proceed with the upcoming classification cycle. The Board voted unanimously to use the October 2020 student enrollment numbers and move forward with a one-year classification cycle.

The Board of Directors will meet again for their fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 school year on April 25-26, 2021. This meeting will be held at the FHSAA Office in Gainesville and streamed live online via YouTube.”

GAINESVILLE, FL (3/8/21) – The Florida High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors met Monday via Zoom to discuss Policy 12.1.3 Classification Cycle.