August 13, 2019
Dear Fellow WADA members:
Welcome back! As all of us usher in fall sports we begin connecting our student athletes to the school even with classes still a bit away, hang on to those summer moments. This is always my favorite time of the calendar with all the newly energized student athletes and coaches ready to get back into the swing of things. Hope you can enjoy and share in their excitement (after all of the ones that didn’t complete their pre-participation requirements have been wrangled).
It was great to see many of you at the WADA golf outing, thanks to Past-president Bryan Yager for all of his work to make that such a fun and engaging event. Kudos to many of you that took classes at the summer institute and hopefully you brought back ideas to implement with your students and coaches this school year. I took LTC 726 and am looking forward to using some of those strategies with our Student Leaders. Our Leadership training is such a great way to share ideas and learn from each other in a structured and applicable professional development. Thank you to John Frizzell for his leadership of that program.
WADA involvement: Looking forward to the implementation of the strategic plan, changes to our November conference, and a few other projects. If you want to get connected, reach out to your district rep or myself and we will find a great fit for you to support and get involved in our initiatives.
Reminder to start planning to bring your assistant or middle school athletic director to the fall conference, we are really excited about the involvement and engagement of those people as new and more active and supported members of the WADA team.
If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
Jeremy Schlitz, CAA