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Summer Institute

The VIAAA will offer our Annual Leadership Training Program Summer Institute in Charlottesville at Monticello High School on July 17-18, 2023.  The institute will offer eight leadership training courses during this two-day workshop. 

The cost for the institute is based on the number of courses a student takes. See the listing below 1 course - $100.00   2 courses - $190.00                                      

Late Registration Fee after July 8, 2023, is $10.00 for one course and $20.00 total for more than one course.

ONLINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION (Pay Online with a credit card or by check): If you do not have an AMP account, email Lisa Corprew at to request access.

For hotel reservations: The VIAAA has contracted a special rate for this event of $115 plus tax. This rate includes free internet access and a hot breakfast bar. The block of rooms is located at the Hyatt Place, 2100 Bond Street, Charlottesville.  When making a reservation by phone, please call 800-993-4751, and mention the group code for this event: G-VA73.  For online reservations, use this link: Booking Link RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE PRIOR TO JULY 7, 2023 (to ensure you receive this rate and a room).  

We recommend you bring a laptop or device to access course information.

For additional information, contact Derek Farrey at 703-431-4763 (Cell) or email

The following courses will be offered:

Monday, July 17, 2023, at Monticello HS at 1 PM

LTC 504 Athletic Administration: Legal Issues I (Liability for Sports Injuries & Risk Management)

Instructors: Tom Horn, CAA and Carol Callaway, CMAA

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. Strategies are provided for developing, implementing, and documenting an effective risk management program for interscholastic athletics. Required for: CAA, RMSAA, CIAA and CMAA certification

LTC 710-A Athletic Administration: Current Issues in Education-Based Sports

Instructors: Jim Harris, CMAA and Jeremy Eubank, CAA

(Ancillary and Additional Funding Sources for Athletics; Professional Development and Mentoring of Coaches; Multi-Sport Participation versus Specialization and Club Programs; Student Mental Health; Transgender Athletes). An instructor(s) will lead small-group discussions related to important issues and effective response strategies for 3 contemporary topics (selected from 5 available for LTC 710-A). The instructional format of this course will consist of brief presentations, group interaction and sharing of ideas. Participants will play an active role as these issues are debated and explored. Enrollees who will derive the greatest benefit: Administrators seeking insight and possible solutions relative to current issues in the field.

LTC 611 Athletic Administration: Concepts and Strategies for Interscholastic Marketing, Promotions and Fund-Raising

Instructors: Kevin Adams, CMAA and Shea Collins, CAA

This course will provide the athletic administrator with strategies and ideas to successfully promote and market the school’s interscholastic programs and to enhance the success of supplemental fund-raising designed to create interest in, increase enthusiasm for, and better the image of a school’s interscholastic activities program. Models of supplemental fund-raising are summarized, including a focused segment on working successfully with booster clubs and safeguarding of funds that have been raised. The potential for raising funds through grants and outreach efforts for major gifts are introduced. Detailed information related to corporate sponsorship is provided. Appendices include sample materials that may be utilized for grant and corporate sponsorship applications, marketing plans and booster clubs, as well as fund-raising resources.

LTC 614 Athletic Administration: Technology III – Enhancing Public Presentations

Instructors: Derek Farrey, CAA and Greg Mullins, CAA

This course is designed for those who would like to learn to use some of the advanced features of PowerPoint such as action buttons, master slide design, narration, sound, and video insertions. Participants will also learn to use available software as a means of creating video stories and converting PowerPoint to video. Innovative methods of presentation and steps to better presentations, as well as public speaking, are included in the course. The hands-on course offers the athletic administrator opportunities to actively take part in the presentation of the course. For maximum benefit, it is highly recommended that attendees bring a laptop computer capable of using Microsoft Office and Google programs and tools to this class. Enrollees who will derive the greatest benefit: Administrators seeking to improve their presentation skills as well as those who wish to improve their ability to use technology to enhance public presentations.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at Monticello HS at 9 AM

LTC 508 Athletic Administration: Legal Issues III (Hazing, Constitutional Law, Disabilities Law, & Employment & Labor Law)

Instructors: Tom Horn, CAA and Rick Lilly, CMAA

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. There is also 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. Required for: CMAA Certification


LTC 627 Athletic Administration: Administration of Interscholastic Sports Strength & Conditioning Program

Instructors: Jim Harris, CMAA and Robert Curd, CAA

This course will examine the role of the athletic administrator and other school administrators in supporting and developing the interscholastic strength & conditioning program within a school or district. In this regard, topic coverage will include: (1) philosophy of strength & conditioning for ages 12-18; (2) function of strength & conditioning in rehabilitation of injury; (3) roles and responsibilities of coaches and athletic administrators; (4) the interscholastic weight room – specifications and equipment; (5) financial issues and strategies; (6) helping parents, athletes, and the general public understand the role of strength and conditioning; (7) legal issues and risk management strategies; (8) certification of strength & conditioning of personnel; (9) performance enhancing substances in interscholastic strength & conditioning; and (10) contemporary administrative issues and response strategies. Course taught only by national faculty.


LTC 723 Athletic Administration: Administration of Professional Growth Programs For Interscholastic Athletic Personnel

Instructors: Shani Twyman, CAA and Nathel Hailey, CAA

There is an ever-increasing demand for trained coaches at all levels of high school and middle school competition. Legal concerns, parental expectations and the objective of providing the best education-based approach for athletes have spurred this movement. Training may include professional development, education and mentoring initiatives. All continuing efforts should be based upon the National Standards for Sport Coaches and would include individual school-sponsored programs, state association requirements and professional providers such as the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Professional Development Academy, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coach Education program and the American Sport Education Program (ASEP). Providing continuing professional development and education for coaches is one of the 14 legal responsibilities of athletic administrators.

LTC 799 Athletic Administration: Standards of Excellence in Interscholastic Athletic Programs

Instructors: Carol Callaway, CMAA and Bobby Krause, CAA

Leadership Training Course 799 has two purposes and potential benefits for high school athletic administrators. For those athletic administrators who are new to the profession, the course provides references to a variety of best practices outlined in 27 NIAAA Leadership Training Courses (LTCs) including concepts, strategies, and suggested best practices. Whether working to improve a program or looking for long-range strategic planning guidance, this overview of 27 course components will inspire and encourage significant review, change, and visionary growth. The course manual provides nine chapters that are summarized with detailed checklists developed from topics experienced in the other LTCs. For the more experienced athletic administrator, the same planning and guidance can be derived. However, an additional benefit and incentive discussed in the course is an opportunity to seek the NIAAA Recognition of Program Excellence. This recognition program will identify an exemplary athletic program through the Quality Program Award (QPA) process. The LTC 799 information (its resources, rubrics, and applicable examples) provides guidance of the assessment instrument describing in detail, important components (policies, operations, and best practices) of an educationally sound interscholastic athletic program. This course is required for athletic administrators applying for the QPA at the Exemplary Level.


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