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Resources for Athletic Directors

North Carolina Athletic Directors Association

NCADA Mentoring Program

The NCADA mentoring program began 10 years ago with the idea of matching veteran school athletic directors (mentors) with new athletic directors. We want a new athletic director to have help available as soon as they are hired, or as soon as possible. The Mentoring Program is dependent on experienced athletic directors volunteering to be a mentor and taking the time to help new AD’s. City-county athletic directors or school system administrators must be aware of new AD’s within their system and work to make them comfortable in their role. It is also vital that new athletic directors seek help either by contacting their system administrator for athletics and/or Tim Bennett ( For a list of mentors by region, just click on the NCADA Mentoring List. Select someone from your region and contact them immediately. The athletic directors on this list have volunteered to help.

Athletic Director's Toolbox

The NCADA Toolbox was designed to bring clear, consistent, accurate, and easy to find information to the site based athletic administrator. The ever changing landscape of educational athletics requires current, timely information and access to reliable resources 24/7. The development of the toolbox was an NCADA member service project.


NIAAA Membership/Benefits

If you are involved in administering interscholastic athletics at either the high school, middle school or junior high level, you should join the National Interscholastic athletic Administrators Association. The NIAAA is a national professional organization administered by and for athletic administrators for the purpose of: Promoting the professional growth and image of interscholastic athletic administrators Promoting the development and prestige of state athletic administrators organizations which will contribute, in cooperation with state high school associations, to the interscholastic athletic program of each state Providing an efficient system for the exchange of ideas between the National Federation of State High School Associations and state athletic directors organizations and individual athletic administrators Preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the curricula of schools

NIAAA Online Courses & Webinars

In an effort to meet the needs of individuals who desire to enhance their knowledge of interscholastic athletic administration and cannot attend the national conference or state conference, the NIAAA offers selected courses in a webinar format. Our webinars offer the opportunity to take courses from the comforts of the office or home and receive the same quality instruction, interaction and networking opportunities as is provided in a classroom setting. Each webinar costs $125 for members and $155 for non-members. The course fee includes the course manual and an acknowledgment of course completion.

NIAAA Certification Process

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.

NCAA Eligibility

NCAA Eligibility Center High School Portal