NEWS FLASH :
2017 VSADA State Conference Course Offerings
 
Sunday – April 2  
 
10:00-2:00       Leadership Training Course: LTC 504 - Legal Issues I
(Amphitheater)                          *** Separate Registration through Bob Hingston/Amy Molina
LTC 504 Liability for Sports Injuries and Risk Management
This course examines relevant strategies and principles that can be used to enhance the skills of athletic administrators in communications. This course is focused on Communications concepts. Materials and strategies for the enhancement for communication skills are provided. Appendices provide relevant materials that support text materials and principles.
 
                                   Instructor:       Bob Davis (Principal, North Country Union HS)
 
3:00 – 7:00      Leadership Training Course: LTC 709 - Athletic Administration
(Maple Suite)                           *** Separate Registration through Bob Hingston/Amy Molina
LTC 709 Communications, Methods, and Applications for Athletic Administrators
This course provides in-depth coverage of the legal standards governing liability for sports injuries, including the duties imposed by courts and legislatures on athletics administrators, coaches, athletic trainers, and other athletics personnel related to safeguarding the health and well-being of student-athletes and other persons in school sports environments, along with strategies for developing, implementing, and documenting an effective risk management program for interscholastic athletics. Required for: RMSAA, CAA and CMAA Certification
 
                        Instructor:       Steve Young, CMAA (Director of Athletics, New Rochelle HS)

8:00 – 11:00 PM         AD Hospitality Sponsored by the NIXON COMPANY
(President’s Suite – Room 422)
 
Monday – April 3
 
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, and 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)
 
 
8:00 – 12:00    Leadership Training Course: LTC 721 - Athletic Administration
(Maple Suite)                           *** Separate Registration through Amy Molina
LTC 721 Positive Sporting Behavior - For the Love of the Game
In this course students will learn to implement appropriate strategies and techniques, designed to create a positive, productive learning environment, which will support a system that encourages character and self-discipline and sportsmanship. This class will provide opportunities for self assessment and reflection in regards to prior performance. In addition students will participate in class discussions, and activities which will increase their knowledge and skills of the effective components of successful character, citizenship and sportsmanship to share with their students, coaches, parents and communities.
 
                        Instructor:       Steve Young, CMAA (Director of Athletics, New Rochelle HS)
 
 
Vermont State Athletic Directors’ Association
2017 State Conference
Sheraton Inn & Conference Center
April 2 - April 4 2017
870 Williston Road (Exit #14W @ I-89)
South Burlington, Vermont  05403
(802) 865-6600

Sunday – April 2
 
10:00 – 2:00 PM                     LTC 504 - Legal Issues I
(Amphitheater)                                          Liability for Sports Injuries and Risk Management
 
3:00 – 7:00 PM                       LTC 709 - Athletic Administration
(Amphitheater)                                          Communications, Methods, and Applications for Athletic Administrators
 
8:00 – 11:00 PM                     AD Hospitality Sponsored by the NIXON COMPANY
(President’s Suite – Room 422)
 
Monday – April 3
 
8:00 – 12:00 PM                     LTC 508 - Legal Issues III
(Ampitheater)                                          Hazing, Constitutional Law, Disabilities Law, and Employment & Labor Law
 
8:00 – 12:00 PM                     LTC 721 - Athletic Administration
(Maple Suite)                                           Positive Sporting Behavior - For the Love of the Game
 
9:30-11:30 AM                        Middle School Workshops (open to HS as well)
  •  “GETTING ORGANIZED-  “Little Tips to Make Your Job Easier” 
    • Presenters: Bob Hingston, CAA & Mike O’Day, CMAA  (Retired AD’s)
  •  “DEALING WITH CHALLENGING PERSONALITIES”
    • Presenters: Bob Hingston, CAA (Retired AD)
 
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM            Athletic Director Conference Registration/Check In
(Downstairs Lobby)
 
11:00 – 12:45 PM                   A.D.’s Lunch              (On Your Own)
 
1:00 – 2:15 PM           1st Session – Key Note Speaker
(Amphitheater)                        "Creating a Championship Culture"
                                           Moderator:      David Marlow, (MMU)
                                     Speaker:          Jamy Bechler (The John Maxwell Team)
 
2:00 – 5:00 PM                       Exhibitor Registration/Set-Up
(Exhibit Hall – 1st floor)
 
2:30 – 3:45 PM               2nd Session – Workshop #1
(Amphitheater)                                        “Roundtable – AD Hot Topics”
                                   Moderator:      Bob Hingston, (Windsor)
                                                AD CONFERENCE DOOR PRIZES
 
3:45 – 4:15 PM               VSADA Executive Board Meeting
(Amphitheater)                                       
                                   
3:30 – 5:15 PM           “Attitude Adjustment”Sponsored by NIXON COMPANY
(President’s Suite – Room 422)                                                              
 
5:30 – 6:30 PM           Conference Buffet & Social
(Exhibit Hall – 1st floor)                          Hospitality Sponsored by ADRENALINE FUNDRAISING             
 
6:30 – 8:30 PM           Vendor Session – Exhibits for A.D.’s & Coaches
(Exhibit Hall – 1st floor)                          Visit Exhibit Hall – Vendor Door Prize Drawings                     
 
8:30 PM                      AD HospitalitySponsored by the NIXON COMPANY
(President’s Suite – Room 422)         
                                                     

 
Tuesday – April 4 
 
7:45 AM                             Breakfast Buffet – “Green Mountain Morning”
(Amphitheater)                               
 
8:45 – 10:00 AM         3rd Session – Workshop #2
(Amphitheater)                                        “Building your Championship Culture”
                                    Moderator:      David Marlow (MMU)
                                    Speakers:       Jeff Schulman (UVM), Chris Kenney (SMC) and Deanna Tyson (CSU)
 
10:00 – 10:15 AM       Room Checkout/Break
 
10:15 – 12:00 PM       4th Session – VSADA Business Meeting
(Amphitheater)                             Presiding:  Paul Wheeler (Lyndon Institute), VSADA President
 
12:30 PM                   CAA EXAM - Registration through NIAAA office ONLY!
(Catamount Room)              Test Administrator:     Amy Molina, (U-32)