CADA is gearing up for the start of the school year. Each year we send out a listing of our current affiliate members to the Colorado Athletics Directors to keep on file for all their purchasing needs. Below is the listing that will be emailed out and that is featured on the website of the 2016-2017 current affiliate members to date. If your company is not listed below we have not received your dues for this year.
The All School Summit was held on August 1-2, 2016 at The Denver Marriott South. A few of our members attended and this is what they had to say!
Attending the CHSAA All School Summit was a great way to get back in the swing of things. I appreciated the networking opportunities, the inspirational messages (particularly about building culture), being kept current on what is happening around the state, and the chance to sit down with our league AD's. -Jesse Shawcroft, Centauri AD
As a new athletic director I found the All School Summit extremely beneficial. There was defiantly a lot of information presented, especially around the new transfer packet. Having the opportunity to connect and talk through the process with CADA reps put me at ease with the process. The CADA breakout sessions just further drove home the point that they want to help new AD’s. I left there with AD’s from around the state saying, “just call if you have questions.”
-Kevin Clark, Loveland High School
Opinion on the Annual CADA Conference this year!
Every year I list the reasons not to attend:
1. Terrible timing, too close to May
2. I should use the money towards my athletic programs to cover their needs
3. Is it really worth the expense?
Every year I return, and I am always SO glad I went.
1. I came away with knowledge, resources, and connections that have more value than how I would have spent the funds otherwise.
2. I came away reaffirmed that I'm not the only AD that feels overwhelmed, underfunded, and just trying to strike a balance between home and work.
3. The time away from the chaos at school allowed me to tackle some tasks that I had been putting off, unable to tackle because of the time and focus that they required.
I've already put it in my calendar for next year. Sometimes it takes leaving the dance floor to stand on the balcony to be able to be in a place to reflect and grow.
High school sports participation increases for 27th consecutive year
Led by an encouraging report in football participation nationwide, the number of participants in high school sports increased for the 27th consecutive year in 2015-16 according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
Based on figures from the 51 NFHS member state high school associations, which includes the District of Columbia, the number of participants in high school sports reached an all-time high of 7,868,900 – an increase of 61,853 from the previous year.
With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.