In OIAAA News


The Third Annual “Summer Institute” was hosted by the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) and sponsored by OhioHealth in collaboration with the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The three-day series of courses and workshops were held June 12-14 in Columbus at the OHSAA campus.


Course presentations covered a broad range of topics which were focused upon enhancement of interscholastic athletic administrators’ duties in their role as school athletic directors.  Included in these course offerings were topics such as “Promoting Your Athletic Program Via Social Media”, “Deployment of Quality Middle School Athletic Programs”, “Legal Issues involving Title IX, Harassment, Social Media and Risk Management”, “Assessment of Athletic Coaches and Programs”, “Athletic Fund-Raising Best-Practices”, “New Athletic Directors’ Workshops”, “Leadership Management and Supervision”, “Developing Your School’s Sports Medicine Program”, and “Dealing with Challenging Personalities”.  Additionally, presentations by the OHSAA staff members helped to address topics involving the Competitive Balance initiative, use of the Arbiter system and OHSAA administrative expectations.


“This was our third summer of offering classes to assist not only our new athletic directors, but also providing our more veteran administrators with sessions that will help grow education-based programs in our schools”, stated OIAAA Executive Director, Bruce Brown.  “Our goal in offering this annual workshop-like opportunity is to share best-practices and key ideas to assist our member schools deliver the best educational opportunities through school sports to our students.”


“We are again grateful for the tremendous collaboration we’ve had with the OHSAA in playing host site as well as contributing to several of our presentations.  Along with our new Summer Institute sponsor, OhioHealth, we have developed these sessions into one of the largest summer professional development opportunities for interscholastic athletic directors in the nation.”


This year’s Summer Institute drew 287 attendees to the various course roster spots. Combined with the two prior Summer Institutes, nearly 800 attendees have filled roster spots.  In 2018, 108 different athletic directors filled the roster spots; or, 1 out of every 8 Ohio athletic directors attended this year’s Summer Institute.


In addition to the Summer Institute, the OIAAA offers extensive training sessions at their annual State Conference, which will be held November 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton Easton in Columbus.


SI 2018 Columbus (287)







700-  9




790-  9

“Social Media”: 25

“Sports Medicine”” 12

“OHSAA Update”: 14

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