“Becoming a member of the one of the nation’s leading state athletic administrators association has tremendous benefits (for a complete summary of all member benefits, click HERE).  To become a member follow the instructions, below.”

Step 1: If you have NOT registered for your OIAAA Account (also known as your AMP Account), please fill out the form below and click submit.  After, you will soon receive a username and password for your OIAAA or AMP account. If you have already have a password and account go to Step 2….

OIAAA Membership Form

Please complete our account confirmation request form below. An OIAAA representative will follow up to provide access to your account on OIAAA AMP.


Step 2:  Click HERE to log into your account to apply to be a member of the OIAAA.


For Current, Active & Non-Active Athletic Administrators

  • Dual Membership
    $135 Yearly
    • Includes both OIAAA and NIAAA membership

  • Administrator Membership
    $350 Yearly
    • Includes OIAAA, NIAAA & OASSA membership for qualified administrators
  • Lifetime Dual Membership
    $1000 Lifetime
    • Includes OIAAA and  NIAAA for active athletic administrators

For Retired Athletic Administrators only

  • NEW for Students and other Affiliated Members
    $20 Yearly
    • Includes OIAAA and NIAAA for college students
  • Retired Dual Membership

    $50 Yearly
    • Includes both OIAAA and NIAAA membership - for retired athletic administrators only
  • Retired Lifetime OIAAA Membership
    $200 Lifetime
    • Includes OIAAA lifetime membership for retired athletic administrators only
  • Retired Lifetime Dual Membership
    $400 Lifetime
    • Includes OIAAA and NIAAA membership for retired athletic administrators only





The OIAAA was founded in 1956 by several Ohio high school athletic administrators. The first president of the OIAAA was Bill King.   The OIAAA Executive Board has four voting officers (Past-President, President, President-elect and Secretary), two non-voting officers (Treasurer and Executive Director), six voting representatives (one from each of the six Ohio districts) and several non-voting committee chairs. Officers and District Representatives serve two year terms with a designated rotation of officers from among the six districts.

The annual state conference is held in mid-November and draws approximately 80 vendors with an average of 350+ conference attendees. Additionally, the OIAAA provides Leadership Training Courses to membership at several District events and the state conference during the school year as well as a Summer Institute. The OIAAA works closely with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) on numerous projects throughout the year and assists in the coordination of delivering the required Coach Education course (“Fundamentals of Coaching”) to over 45,000 Ohio interscholastic coaches.

The OIAAA Strategic Plan was recently updated (November of 2011) with a new, focused mission statement of the organization: “The OIAAA advocates for our members by promoting the education values of interscholastic athletics and providing high-quality services for our stakeholders.”



  • OIAAA membership includes an additional $1,000,000 of liability insurance along with an Accidental Death or Dismemberment insurance.
  • Access to “Buckeye Network”: A “Who to Contact” list of Ohio athletic administrators who serve to assist fellow OIAAA members with specific topic expertise.
  • Members will receive the OIAAA electronic newsletter.
  • Members can attend Annual State OIAAA Conference at a discounted rate
  • Members will have access to the statewide list-serve.
  • Receive research expressing importance of education-based athletics.
  • Direct communication to members through social media.


  • Members will have direct linkage with the NIAAA and NIAAA professional development training.
  • Members will have professional connections and representation with other Ohio school administrative organizations (OASSA, OSBAI BASA).
  • Members will be eligible for awards program (annual recognition by peers).
  • Members can pursue leadership opportunities within the OIAAA at the district or state levels.
  • Members may serve and/or receive Athletic Administration mentoring.


  • Members are provided consistent support and training to preserve the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and maintain the place of these programs in the curricula of schools.
  • Members can assume a primary leadership role in the promotion of Coach Education in Ohio.
  • Members will be able to network with other professionally-driven athletic administrators.
  • Members will have opportunities to be published in OIAAA newsletter and online forums.
  • Members are provided a direct voice to the OHSAA office and Board of Directors.


  • Dedicated to information and program offerings.
  • Direct links to OIAAA key affiliates.
  • Registration for the Annual State Conference.
  • Membership downloads and information updates.
  • Archived OIAAA eNewsletters.
  • State and District Leadership Directory.
  • The Role of the Principal in Interscholastic Athletics-Freel 12-minute video to share with school administrators as to their vital role in promoting school-based athletics in your school and community. Produced in cooperation with the NASSP and the NFHS.
  • Listings of professional development/Leadership Training opportunities for athletic administrators.

Why the NIAAA?

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Athletic Administrators consistently contribute the longest days among staff members in most American school districts. The second work day begins when the regular school day ends, and what has been planned, organized and implemented by the athletic administrator, goes into action. Whether an athletic administrator, assistant principal in charge of athletics, athletic director, coordinator, liaison or supervisor; there is a delicate balance among profession, personal time, and family, as the’AD’ provides student participation opportunities within education based athletic programs.

How does being a part of a professional association fit a busy lifestyle? What does this professional organization provide that will assist in adding order to a sometimes hectic schedule? How can individuals with a heart for helping others succeed be assured they are affiliated with a like-minded group? Why the NIAAA?

As we lead each day in school communities helping build tomorrow’s future, each ofus understands and relies on such qualities as integrity, credibility and a shared mission. These practical and often emotional criteria are ones that assist in determining in what areas we will rely, share experiences, and devote time and energy.

The NIAAA champions the profession of administering athletic programs in our nation’s high schools and middle schools. No other body values, promotes, preserves, supports and stands ready to uplift the cause of the athletic administrator, as does the NIAAA. Providing education, leadership and service platforms allows the NIAAA to best help colleagues network, choose from resources, draw from practices and give back to your profession while advancing in one’s career.

NIAAA Membership
If you are involved in administering interscholastic athletics at either the high school, middle school or junior high level, you should join the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. The NIAAA is a national professional organization administered by and for athletic administrators for the purpose of:

  • Promoting the professional growth and image of interscholastic athletic administrators
  • Promoting the development and prestige of state athletic administrators organizations which will contribute, in cooperation with state high school associations, to the interscholastic athletic program of each state
  • Providing an efficient system for the exchange of ideas between the National Federation of State High School Associations and state athletic directors organizations and individual athletic administrators
  • Preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the curricula of schools

Membership Benefits

  • Interscholastic Athletic Administration, a quarterly professional journal written by and for athletic administrators
  • High School Today, a monthly NFHS publication includes information on national issues affecting interscholastic athletics and activity programs
  • $2,000,000 liability insurance while performing the duties of an athletic administrator
  • $2500 term life insurance
  • Ability to purchase Long Term Health Care at discount rates
  • Ability to purchase excess Cancer Insurance and Accident Insurance at discount rates
  • Discount on registration fees for the NIAAAlNFHS National Conference for high school directors of athletics
  • Opportunities to serve on national committees
  • Exclusive $10 per year subscription to receive online From the Gym to the Jury publication that includes current legal rulings related to athletics (Subscribe at and select “Subscribe Now” -Subscription code is NIAAA)
  • Opportunity to nominate students from your school for the NIAAA Scholarship annually
  • Opportunity for national recognition through the NIAAA Awards Program

NIAAA Membership Categories

1 Regular ($80) -anyone employed by a school or school district or state association who has among their duties the administration of interscholastic athletics
2 Retired ($30) -any person retired from active athletic administration and who has been a regular member of the NIAAA. Retired members do not receive the liability insurance benefit
3 Lifetime, Regular ($800) -available to anyone who qualifies as a regular member
4 Lifetime, Retired ($300) -available to anyone who qualifies as a retired member
5 Associate ($80) -anyone who is involved in athletic administration or school administration at any level or anyone who is a student or instructor in athletic administration
6 Student ($15) -any degree seeking person enrolled in college undergraduate classes associated with education or athletic administration, management or marketing. Student members receive receive all benefits afforded a regular member except insurance benefits and holding office

Insurance Benefits
The NIAAA provides membership a number of insurance benefits.

Liability Insurance -the NIAAA provides each regular member excess liability coverage up to $2,000,000. Excess means coverage beyond any other coverage the member has through his/her employer. This liability insurance covers any suits for claims involving bodily injury or property damage. This liability does not cover suits for discrimination, wrongful suspension of a coach or athlete or any other claim not involving bodily injury or property damage. Suits for such claims occurring during the course of employment would have to be covered by the employer. (NOTE: NIAAA members serving on the NIAAA Board or NIAAA Committees are covered under the NIAAA’s Directors and Officers Policy) For additional information go to the Bollinger Insurance web site at

Term Life Insurance -the NIAAA provides $2,500 term life insurance for any current member with exception of student members. The benefit is paid to the surviving spouse or to the estate (if no surviving spouse) unless a beneficiary form has been completed and sent to the NIAAA office. Should the insured prefer to specify a beneficiary, please download and complete a beneficiary form. Mail the completed form to the NIAAA office at 9100 Keystone Crossing, Suite 650, Indianapolis, IN 46240. All members (except student members) are eligible for this life insurance as long as they were a current member of the NIAAA upon their death. For additional information go to the Bollinger Insurance web site
AFLAC Excess Accident and Cancer Insurance -All NIAAA members are entitled to purchase AFLAC Acident and/or Cancer Insurance at discounted association group rates.

Long Term Health Care Insurance -All NIAAA members are entitled to purchase long term health care insurance at discounted association group rates. The insurance is offered by Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. A number of different policy options are available.

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The OIAAA Qualified for the NIAAA Membership Commendation Program for the 2012-13 School Year. Ohio’s membership to the NIAAA increased 10% last year.