Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

LTI Courses

Leadership Training

The MIAAA is pleased to support the NIAAA Leadership Training Program by offering LTI Leadership courses at the division meeting days and at the state conference. The Leadership Training Program is a broad-based curriculum that enhances the leadership potential and ability of the NIAAA and MIAAA members. The program is composed of courses, each addressing a specific topic in athletic administration. Leadership Training Courses will be offered during the division meeting days and at the state convention. For the fall division meeting LTI courses, please click on the link. Please look for the registration form in your winter journal and on the MIAAA web page for the state conference.

Objectives of Leadership Training

    To provide knowledge to improve professionalism in the field of athletic administration.
    To develop a leadership pool for involvement in the NIAAA and member state athletic administrators associations.
    To help candidates prepare for the Certified Athletic Administrator examination.

Benefits of the Leadership Training Program

    Improve members’ working knowledge of the NIAAA and NFHS.
    Assist members in preparation for the Certified Athletic Administrators examination.
    Prepare members for service on NIAAA committees.
    Improve members’ working knowledge and competencies in athletic administration.
    Provide resource information in all areas of the curriculum.
    Improve professionalism in the field of athletic administration.
    Provide the opportunity to earn graduate credit.

MIAAA LTI Courses – Summer Workshop – MSHSAA Building – 7/27 & 7/28

Foundation/Leadership Courses

LTC 501     Athletic Administration: Philosophy, Leadership Organizations and Professional Development
Offered: Spring 2014
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The flagship course of Leadership Training serves as an overview for interscholastic athletic administration.

This course introduces the philosophy of educational athletics then focuses on the roles of the NIAAA, the NFHS, the State Athletic/Activity Associations, and the State Athletic Administrator’s Associations.

The course also previews the NIAAA Leadership Training and Certification Programs.

It is a prerequisite for all four evels of certification and includes study materials for the CAA certification.

Required for LTI instructors. Required for QPA application.

LTC 502     Athletic Administration: Principles, Strategies and Methods

Offered: Summer 2015 – July 27 from 2 – 6 pm

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This course takes a basic approach to the fundamentals and methods of athletic administration and alerts and educates athletic administrators regarding potential problems and possible solutions in areas such as budgets, transportation, and scheduling and parent/student/coach conflicts. The course also touches upon sample athletic/activity program philosophies, department organizational charts, activity procedures/checklist, public relations, coaching applications/assessments and emergency plans.

Required for: RAA, RMSAA, CAA and CMAA Certification
LTC 504     Athletic Administration: Legal Issues I (Risk Management)
Offered: Spring 2014
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This course has in-depth coverage of all aspects of liability for sports injuries and risk management, including the duties imposed on athletic administrators, coaches, athletic trainers, and other athletic personnel, documentation requirements for an effective risk management program, and development of a strategic plan for risk management in the context of an interscholastic athletic program.

Required for: CAA, RMSAA and CMAA Certification
LTC 506     Athletic Administration: Legal Issues II (Title IX, Sexual Harassment)
Offered: Summer 2015 – July 27 from 2 – 6 pm
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This course has in-depth coverage of compliance issues regarding Title IX and gender equity in an interscholastic athletic program, including the methodology for a school to perform a Title IX self-audit, and in-depth coverage of the issues and strategies related to the development of an effective policy for the prevention of sexual harassment in an interscholastic athletic program.

Required for: CAA and CMAA Certification
LTC 508     Athletic Administration: Legal Issues III (Hazing, ADA, Employment Law)
Offered: Summer 2015 – July 28 from 8 – noon
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This course has in-depth coverage of the issues and strategies related to the development of an effective policy for prevention of hazing in an interscholastic athletic program, coverage of the constitutional and statutory issues affecting athletic programs, including the impact of disabilities legislation on school athletics, and coverage of employment law concerns affecting athletic programs, including contract law, equal pay and FLSA issues.
LTC 511     Athletic Administration: Concepts And Strategies For Interscholastic Budgeting And Finance Using Excel Spreadsheets
Offered: Summer 2016
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This course of study provides an overview of accepted management practices and strategies. Included are budget models, timelines, documentation practices and suggested strategies for long range planning. A major component of this course will be desktop budget management using Excel Spreadsheets. It is highly recommended that attendees bring a laptop computer with at least Windows 2003, including Excel.

Enrollees who will derive the greatest benefit: Administrators desiring to incorporate Microsoft Excel and computer programs into budget management practices.
LTC 608     Athletic Administration: Management Strategies and Organization Techniques
Offered: Spring 2015
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This course is designed to inform athletic administrators how to more effectively organize and manage their time, apply time management principles, be more productive and have balance to life. Instruction will focus on 12 key components and strategies, including proven techniques and tips to teach participants how to: Set Goals and Priorities, Plan for Results, Organize for Success, Process Paperwork, Delegate Effectively, Eliminate Time Wasters, Enhance Decision- Making, Make Meetings Productive, Conquer Procrastination, Utilize Technology, Communicate Effectively and Reduce Stress.
LTC 612     Athletic Administration: Technology I Basic Computer Application
Offered: Summer 2016
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This course is an excellent resource and a useful tool in the everyday responsibilities of the athletic administrator when making presentations to community groups, booster clubs, boards of education, etc. Attendees will receive basic instruction and procedures in Word and PowerPoint. The hands-on course offers the athletic administrator an opportunity to actively create Word documents and PowerPoint presentations during the presentation of the course. Attendees will receive a resource disk to watch training sessions as many times as they want while they practice in Word and PowerPoint. For maximum benefit, it is highly recommended that attendees bring a laptop computer with at least Windows 2003, including PowerPoint, to the class.

Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Administrators seeking basic computer Word and PowerPoint skills for everyday office operations and presentations.
LTC 613     Athletic Administration: Technology II Advanced Computer Application Skills (Please bring a laptop to class)
Offered: Summer 2017
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This course is designed for those who would like to understand the use of Excel and Outlook as office and program management tools. Topics will include email, calendar, folder management, attachments, favorites, advanced searches and Outlook 2007. Additional areas covered in the overview are, creating charts, graphs, forms and documents in Microsoft Excel. The hands-on course will offer the athletic administrator an opportunity to actively take part in the presentation of the course.

It is highly recommended that attendees obtain or bring a lap top computer with at least Windows 2007 (including Outlook and Excel) for this class.
LTC 614     Athletic Administration: Technology III Enhancing Public Presentations
Offered: Summer 2014
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This course is designed for those who would like to learn to use some of the advanced features of PowerPoint such as action buttons, master slide design, narration, sound and video insertions. Participants will also learn to use Photo Story 3 as a means of creating video stories and converting PowerPoint to video. Innovative methods of presentation and steps to better presentations, as well as public speaking, are included in the course. The hands-on course offers the athletic administrator opportunities to actively take part in the presentation of the course. For maximum benefit, it is highly recommended that attendees bring a laptop computer with at least Windows 2000, including PowerPoint and Photo Story 3, to this class.

Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Administrators seeking to improve their speaking and presentation skills as well as those who wish to improve their ability to use technology to enhance public presentations.
LTC 616     Athletic Administration: Management of Indoor Physical Plant Assets
Taken only through NIAAA
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This course considers spectator facilities, special use gymnasiam, natatoriums, laundry rooms and locker rooms, and the various systems that support them. Mechanical system checklists for use in regular inspections and maintenance programming will be provided. In addition, considerations and issues related to construction and remodeling programs will be discussed.
LTC 617     Athletic Administration: Administration Of Interscholastic Sports Medicine Programs
Offered: Spring 2016
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This course will examine the role of the athletic director and other school administrators in supporting and developing the interscholastic sports medicine program within a school or district. In this regard, topic coverage will include: (1) philosophy of sports medicine services; (2) roles and responsibilities of the Certified Athletic Trainer (A.T.C.); (3) roles of other members of the sports medicine team; (4) the high school sports medicine center specifications and equipment; (5) helping parents, athletes and the general public understand the role of athletic trainers; (6) legal issues and risk management strategies; and (7) contemporary administrative issues and response strategies.

A series of appendices will also be developed to provide athletic directors and athletic trainers with helpful information. These appendices include: (1) physical plant floor plans and photographs; (2) contract format for employment of off-duty emergency response personnel for emergency care; (3) samples of multi-purpose student athlete information card; (4) sample site-specific emergency response plan; (5) a descriptive sports medicine handbook for coaches and parents; (6) position proposal guide for Certified Athletic Trainers in secondary school athletics programs; (7) public presentation power point slides and bullet point lecture to develop for a sports medicine program; and (8) references and resources.

Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Administrators seeking methods to better support sports medicine programs in high school programs.
LTC 618     Athletic Administration: Management Of Interscholastic Athletic Player Equipment
Offered: Summer 2015
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This course will make use of principles, strategies and best practices for fitting, adjusting, managing, reconditioning and maintaining athletic apparel, footwear and protective equipment. All methods and techniques discussed will be drawn from American Equipment Managers Association standards and practices.

Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Administrators who are inexperienced with techniques and methods for maintenance of competitive player equipment
LTC 619     Athletic Administration: The Power Of Curb Appeal
Not Offered
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The power of curb appeal is highlighted in this course. Visitors to a school often form an opinion of the school and community based on first impressions of the appearance of the facilities. This course discusses the power of curb appeal and how communication can enhance curb appeal. Strategies and methods are provided for maintaining structures and facilities as well as a comprehensive and thorough study of Best Turf Field Maintenance Practices as well as Best Operational Management Practices.

Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Administrators seeking techniques and methods to enhance public confidence in the administrator’s ability to maintain athletic facilities and to project a positive image to the community.
LTC 625     Athletic Administration: Management Of Game And Event Announcing
Offered: Spring 2014
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This course is designed to assist the athletic administrator in understanding his/her role in managing the public address program for athletic contests. Topics include the role of the athletic administrator and announcer, announcing guidelines for addressing emergency situations, security situations, and unsportsmanlike situations, pre-game, during contest and post game announcements; halftimes; preparing student announcers and understanding sound systems. Attendees will receive announcing guidelines endorsed by the NIAAA, NAIA and the NJCAA. A CD addresses key issues regarding public address announcing and demonstrates proper and improper announcements.
LTC 627     Administration of Interscholastic Sports Strength and Conditioning.
Offered: Spring 2017
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This course will examine the role of the athletic director and other school administrators in supporting and developing the interscholastic strength & conditioning program within a school or district. In this regard, topic coverage will include: (1) philosophy of strength & conditioning for ages 12-18: (2) function of strength & conditioning in rehabilitation of injury; (3) roles and responsibilities of coaches and athletic administrators; (4) the interscholastic weight room – specifications and equipment; (5) financial issues and strategies; (6) helping parents, athletes, and the general public understand the role of strength & conditioning; (7) legal issues and risk management strategies; (8) certification of strength & conditioning Personnel; (9) performance enhancing substances in interscholastic strength & conditioning; and (10) contemporary administrative issues and response strategies. Course only taught by national faculty.
LTC 700     Athletic Administration: Administration Of Middle School Athletic Programs
Offered: Summer 2015 – July 28 from 8 – noon
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This course provides insights and strategies for the leadership of developmentally sound educationally compatible middle level school athletic programs. Middle school philosophy is discussed along with the relationship it has to the psychological and physical development of the middle school child. This course also focuses on concerns and/or challenges raised about the value of middle school sports programs in today’s educational setting.
LTC 701     Athletic Administration: Administration And Application Of Middle School Athletic Programs
Offered: Summer 2016
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This course provides strategies for the development of middle school athletic programs and concentrates on the role of the middle school coach and coaching principles. Middle level athletics is an essential part of the total educational process and an excellent opportunity for the home, school and community to work together in order to provide a positive educational experience for middle level children.

Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Administrators seeking to develop student leadership and school citizenship programs as well as implementing leadership strategies among coaches.
LTC 705     Athletic Administration: Coach Centered Educational Athletics A Character Based Coach to Coach Mentoring Program
Taken only through NIAAA
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Character based coach to coach mentoring programs utilize the talents, strengths and qualities of the entire team of coaches to maximize the potential of the coaching staff. Mentoring is an attitude, a relationship and an investment which provides coaches the opportunity to support and nurture each other professionally, personally and ethically. This course will highlight mentoring models that demonstrate key behaviors to implement when establishing an effective mentoring program. It will also provide athletic administrators strategies and methods to develop and enhance successful coach to coach mentoring programs.
LTC 709     Athletic Administration: Communications, Methods And Applications For Athletic Administrators
Taken only through NIAAA
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This course examines relevant strategies and principles that can be used to enhance the skills of athletic administrators in communications. This course is focused on Communications concepts. Materials and strategies for the enhancement for communication skills are provided. Appendices provide relevant materials that support text materials and principles.
LTC 714     Athletic Administration: Dealing with Challenging Personalities (Not for Admin Academy Credit)
Offered: Summer 2017
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This course examines the causes of challenging or difficult personalities in society, with specific reference to interscholastic athletic programs. Basic management strategies include the use of emotional intelligence and transactional analysis considerations and methods. Specific protocols will be defined for dealing with individuals who must be right, must win, must be logical and must be accepted. In addition, techniques will be covered for preventing or responding to anger, sarcasm, denigration, complainers and backbiters and rigid-obstinate personalities. A model will also be discussed for creative interaction with parents who demand involvement in athletic department decision-making or who seek to influence the decisions of senior administrators.
LTC 720     Athletic Administration: Community Centered Educational Athletics � A Character Based Approach to Identifying and Unifying the Whole Team
Taken only through NIAAA
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Character based educational athletics can only truly succeed when the entire community School Board, Superintendent, Principal, Parents and Boosters support and embrace the values and views lived daily in the school setting by the student and strategies needed to implement these programs within the entire community athletes, coaches, athletic department and school faculty. Without question, teachable moments in athletics prepare students for life when the whole community supports and reinforces those life lessons. This course will empower the athletic administrator to motivate the entire community to walk the talk by creating strategies to use in your school community.
LTC 721     Positive Sporting Behavior- For the love of the game.
Offered: Spring 2015
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In this course students will learn to implement appropriate strategies and techniques, designed to create a positive productive learning environment, which will support a system that encourages character and self-discipline and sportsmanship. This class will provide opportunities for self assessment and reflection in regards to prior performance. In addition students will participate in class discussions and activities which will increase their knowledge and skills of the effective components of successful character, citizenship and sportsmanship to share with their students, coaches, parents, and communities.
LTC 723     Administration of Professional Growth Programs For Interscholastic Athletic Personnel
Offered: Spring 2016
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Since Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, the number of high school sports programs has increased geometrically. This pattern of growth has created and ever-increasing demand for trained coaches at all levels of high school and middle school competition. While the term “trained” may be defined variously, legal definitions, court cases and professional standards of care have clearly identified various competencies and performance expectations for coaches. In courts, these standards have placed increased responsibilities on athletic directors. First, is an obligation to carefully screen candidates for coaching positions during the hiring process. Second, is the responsibility to provide in-service training opportunities to ensure that all coaches are prepared for their work with children of variable skill and maturity levels.
LTC 790     Athletic Administration: Leadership Training Instructional Methods And Techniques
Offered: Summer 2014
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Since its inception, the integrity of the NIAAA LTI program has been maintained through the consistent and accurate delivery of course curricula. LTC 790 ensures the consistent and accurate delivery of all LTI courses by first providing instructors with an awareness of the expectations that are placed upon them as course instructors, and then by providing instructors with the appropriate instructional strategies, methods and techniques necessary to properly deliver the courses to students. Current LTI National Faculty Instructors guide potential LTI instructors through a series of exercises and interactions that demonstrate best practices for the successful teaching all LTI courses. To become an LTI instructor, individuals must complete LTC 501, LTC 790 and the course the individual will be instructing.

Required for LTI instructors.
LTC 799     Athletic Administration: Standards of Excellence in Interscholastic Athletic Programs
Offered: Spring 2014
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Leadership Training Course 799 has two purposes and potential benefits for high school athletics directors. For newly or recently appointed directors, the course provides an overview OF 11 NIAAA Leadership Training Courses (LTCs) including key concepts, strategies, and best practices. Whether working to improve a program or looking for long-range planning guidance, this overview of 11 NIAAA course components can be of value. At the close of each of the nine chapters contained in the course manual, other LTCs are cited wherein an athletic director can derive more detailed information on a particular topic addressed within each 799 chapter. For more experienced directors, the same planning and guidance benefits can be derived. However, an additional benefit and incentive can be realized by seeking NIAAA Recognition of Program Excellence as an exemplary athletic program. For this purpose, the course provides an assessment instrument that describes in detail important components of an educationally sound interscholastic athletic program. Required for QPA application.