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2014 - 2015 Vendor Members

Academic Specialties
Academy Sports Turf
Advanced Exercise Equipment
All American Sports
All American Sports Poster
Aluminum Athletic Equipment
American Concession Supply
AMP Sports
B & H Sports
Big Game Promotions
Big Teams
Blicks Sporting Goods Co.
BSN Sports
Clell Wade Coaches Directory
Coaches Aid
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Crown Trophy Littleton/Arvada/Tech Ctr.
DarbyReps Audio & Video
FieldTurf USA
Fisher Tracks
Focus Community Partners
G.R. Marolt and Assoc.
General Acrylics, Inc.
Gilman Gear
The Graphic Edge
GTM Sportswear
Healthstyles Exercise Equipment
Hellas Construction
Herff Jones Company
Horizon Coach Lines
HUMANeX Ventures
Lifetouch Sports Photography
Marquee Mats
Memory Book Studio
Musco Sports Lighting
Neff Company
Nevco Scoreboard Co. c/o Churchich Recreation LLC
Ouray Sportswear
Over the Divide Athletics
Performance Surfaces, LLC
Pro Sports
Push Pedal Pull
Renner Sports Surfaces
Rogers Athletic
Schedule Star/HighSchoolSports.net
Side Effects, Inc.
Signs & Shapes
Sportline of Arvada, Inc.
Sports Imports, Inc.
Wenger Corporation
Western Awards


CADA Calendar
Dec. 1 - First Contest Winter Sports
Dec. 5 - CHSAA Legislative Council proposals are due
Dec. 13-17 - NIAAA National Conference
Jan. 28 - CHSAA Hall of Fame Dinner
Jan. 29 - Legislative Council Meeting
April 25-28 - CADA Conference Breckenridge, CO

 News and Notes from your CADA

CADA Outreach Meetings are coming in January. Please check the CADA website for the meeting date, time, and location coming to your area.

  Tips and Tricks of the Trade

In the following link, Dakota Ridge A.D. Matt Heckel shares some great ideas for gathering substantive and additional information when you complete your formal end of season Coaching Evaluations.

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 Featured Articles

Being Realistic About Youth Sports

Sitting in the AD chair we are often brought into the discussion of multi-sport athletes vs. the athlete wanting, or possibly being forced, to specialize in only one sport. Pressures from outside put our students in a tough spot on which direction to go. We think back to our own high school days and how we were influenced by anyone in authority on the best way to earn an athletic scholarship. Unfortunately, more and more students are getting the message that specialization is the best path to a college scholarship, and it plays a role in the number, or lack thereof, of multi-sport athletes within our programs.

The link below brings a tremendous perspective from one of the NBA's all-time best point guards on what is really best for the high school athlete. After reading, attempt to utilize the article as an assessment on your own philosophy of what high school sports should be.

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How to get people to listen

Effective, inspiring communication takes practice, commitment, honesty and a willingness to interact with the people you're trying to win over, writes Dave Pottruck. "Electronic communication is a tool for communicating information - not for inspiring passion," The following link gives you great ideas on how you can improve your own skills in becoming a more effective communicator with your team.

"Why" do we do what we do?

"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe" Author and Presenter Simon Sinek in studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way-and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. This 18 minute TED Talk will enlighten you and cause you to evaluate how you are looking at your athletic department. Athletics is what we do...but ask yourself as the leader of the department "Why" do we do athletics?

A.D. Insights

Please follow the link and give us your opinion on the following survey question:

"Are you looking forward to the CADA Conference being back up in Breckenridge this year?"

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