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RE:                          Completion of 2017 OIAAA “Summer Institute”






The Second Annual “Summer Institute” hosted by the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) was completed recently in Columbus, Ohio.  The three-day series of courses and workshops were held June 20-22 at the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) buildings and at Whetstone High School in Columbus.


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 “Enhancement of Outdoor Facilities”, “Deployment of Quality Middle School Athletic Programs”, “Legal Issues involving Title IX, Harassment, Social Media and Risk Management”, “Time Management in the Athletic Office”, “Athletic Fund-Raising Best-Practices”, “New Athletic Directors’ Workshops”, and “Enhancing Curbside Appeal of Your Facilities”.  Additionally, presentations by the OHSAA staff members helped to address topics involving the new Competitive Balance initiative, use of the Arbiter system and OHSAA administrative expectations.


“This was our second summer of offering a range of classes to assist not only our new athletic directors, but also providing our more veteran administrators sessions which 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.”


This year’s Summer Institute drew 220 attendees to the various course roster spots. Combined with the 2016 Summer Institute, 500 attendees have filled roster spots which makes the Ohio Summer Institute one of the largest summer workshops for interscholastic athletic administrators in the country.  In addition to the Summer Institute, the OIAAA offers extensive training sessions at their annual State Conference, which will be held November 12-15, 2017 at the Hilton Easton in Columbus.


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