Welcome to the New Website!

    We are glad to have our new website launched. Take some time to look around and become familiar with the site. The Membership dashboard makes it easy to search the directory, update your information and renew. Check back frequently for updates on the CADA Conference, NIAAA news and the Affiliate Directory. Follow the calendar of events for posted meetings or read articles from the latest newsletter. Click Here to start exploring.

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    CADA Mobile App Update

    The CADA App has a fresh new look! Available on Andriod and iOS, our app gives you instant access to the AD Directory, Vendor Directory, Stadium Directory and more! Search CADACO and download the app from iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you're already familiar with the CADA App, login and check your member information. Contact us at for changes and updates to your information. 

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    Exhibitor Registration and Sponsorship Open!

    Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration is now open for the 46th Annual Convention and Trade Show, The trade show will be held April 28-29, 2019 at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. 

    Exhibits sold out early last year so don't be left out! Click here for the Exhibitor Prospectus and Registration/Sponsorship Contract.

    We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Convention and Trade Show!

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    NIAAA Certification Program

    About the Program

    The NIAAA Certification Program is a voluntary professional service to athletic administrators and is based on the premises of continuing education, professional growth and program development in the vocation of interscholastic athletic administration. It recognizes and incorporates the professional development opportunities provided by the Leadership Training Institute. The attainment of professional certification demonstrates the completion of a comprehensive plan for self-improvement that will enhance the ability of the athletic administrator to better serve the school, community and profession.

    The NIAAA became a member of the National Certification Commission in October 1995 in an effort to stay abreast of information pertinent to the Certification Program on a national scope.

    On October 26, 2001, the NIAAA Certification Program was granted “full registration” by the National Certification Commission recognizing the NIAAA Certification Program as one meeting the commissions rigid standards of excellence.

    Certification Objectives

    The NIAAA certification program objectives are:

    • To promote the professional standards, practices and ethics of athletic administration
    • To encourage administrator self-assessment by offering guidelines for achievement
    • To improve administrator performance by encouraging participation in a continuing program of professional growth and development
    • To identify levels of educational training essential for effective athletic administration
    • To foster professional contributions to the field
    • To maximize the benefits received by the school community from the leadership provided by certified athletic administrators

    Certification Benefits

    • Develops a sense of personal and professional satisfaction
    • Demonstrates a commitment to excellence in the profession
    • Provides growth of professional knowledge and expertise
    • Enhances the perception of the profession
    • Increases the potential for employment opportunities or incentives
    • Participation in a nationally registered certification program

    Interested in becoming NIAAA certified?

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    Calendar of Events

    We've posted the outreach meeting dates for January 2019 as well as opened registration to our exhibitors and affiliates for the 2019 Annual Convention and Trade Show. Check our calendar here.

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    Articles to Check Out

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