Important Dates
  • WIAA NEW A.D. WORKSHOP--JULY 21 & 22--Access information on the WIAA website through the A.D. login or contact the WIAA Offices
  • Annual Retired A.D. Golf Outing - September 16 at Evergreen Golf Course, Elkhorn
  • 48th Annual WADA Conference - "All In--All the Time--All Together"                                 November 8-11, 2014, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells.  Note:  The 2014 Confere Schedule is available.  Click on Fall Conference found in the left tool bar Quicklinks.

The WIAA and WADA co-sponsor an annual workshop for new athletic directors. This year the workshop will take place at the WIAA offices in Stevens Point on July 21 & 22. The workshop presents an excellent networking and training opportunity for athletic directors new to the profession.  Use your athletic director login on the WIAA site ( for more information or contact Deb Hauser, WIAA Associate Director at (715) 344-8580 on how to register for the workshop. 
Included in the workshop training is the highly relevant and applicable athletic administrator’s NIAAA Leadership Training Course 502 with materials and documents that can be edited and personalized to the individual school.  This course is offered on Monday, July 21 at 1:00 pm.
NIAAA LTC 502—Athletic Administration:  Principles, Strategies and Methods
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, scheduling and parent/student/coach conflicts.  The course also touches upon sample athletic/activity program philosophies, departmental organizational charges, activity procedures/checklists, public relations, coaching applications/assessments and emergency plans.



WADA is proud to announce the award of six, $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at the post-secondary level. This special scholarship is awarded to children of current WADA members who are presently serving as an athletic administrator in Wisconsin high schools or middle schools. The WADA scholarships will be awarded to the honorees after successful completion of their first semester in college.  WADA congratulates:

  • Tyler Hammil, graduating senior from Milton High School where his father Brian Hammil is the athletic administrator.  Tyler plans to attend UW-Platteville
  • Jacob Hirsbrunner, graduating senior from Monroe High School where his father Dave Hirsbrunner is the athletic administrator.  Jacob plans to attend UW-Madison.
  • Theresa Knutson, graduating senior from Aquinas High School where her father Ted Knutson is the principal and athletic administrator.  Theresa plans to attend the University of Connecticut.
  • Jenna Sanken, graduating senior from Pittsville High School, where her father Todd Sanken is the athletic administrator.  Jenna plans to attend Carroll University.
  • Ashley Tanck, graduating senior from Gibraltar High School where her mother, Peggy Tanck is the athletic administrator.  Ashley plans to attend Lakeland College.
  • Corrine Terpstra, graduating senior from Pepin High School. Her father Barry Terpstra is the athletic administrator at Durand.  Corrine is considering attending either UW-River Falls, Winona State University or Chippewa Valley Technical College.

The annual deadline for the WADA scholarship is April 1.  For more information on the WADA and NIAAA scholarship process, please view scholarship information found by clicking on Scholarships in the left hand tool bar of the WADA homepage. 



Fall Golf Outings
The annual fall golf outing for retired A.D.’s is September 16 at the Evergreen Course in Elkhorn.  Look for registration information coming in August from Scott Lindgren, CMAA and Retired A.D. Liaison.
WADA Strategic Plan
To view the WADA Strategic Plan click on “Resources” in the top tool bar and “Strategic Plan.”  The plan encompasses areas of operation, certification and professional development, special projects and programs, promotion and retention and finance, revenue and marketing.  
WADA State Conference Grant Application
The WADA Board has developed a grant for first time attendees at the annual state conference held in November.  To read more about the grant, please click on “Fall Conference” in the left hand tool bar.