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Updates on Athletic News and Notes in Connecticut
2011-12 CAAD SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD ANNOUNCED: - Woodroww Wilson Middle School Boys basketball team is this years recipient of the CAAD Sportsmanship Award for allowing a special needs student to be an integral part of the team and to allow him playing time rergardless of the outcome of the game.
ORDER A CAAD JACKET: - Turfer Products is giving every CAAD Conference attendee a Fleece jacket which can also be used as the lining for an all weather outer shell. This shell usually costs $199.95 but CAAD MEMBERS CAN BUY IT FOR $89.95. Go to the following link and folllow the instructions. The credited price willl be added at the end of the purchase prior to submitting a credit card. To buy Click Here
NIAAA STATE OF CONNECTICUT LTC DATA BASE: - The NIAAA has released the latest data base for Connecticut's Athletic Director's who have taken LTC Courses as of Ocotber 1, 2012. To view this document click here Click Here. For a description of each LTC course click here Click Here.
STATE OF CONNECTICUT-DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: REPORT ON ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELDS: - For those of you needing information about chemicals found in Rubber filled fields and crumb rubber Click Here
CAAD MODULES AND CIAC/CHSCA WORKSHOPS MERGE: - In June 2007 President Dorwin signed an agreement officially merging the 2 leading coaching education programs in the state. This alliance will be called the CONNECTICUT COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAM and will be under the direction of CAAD Executive Director Fred Balsamo. Questions can be forwarded to the CAAD office at (203) 651-3921 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org .
CAAD RETIRED AD REQUIREMENTS:-Life membership CAAD Gold Cards for retired athletic directors were initiated in 1996, at which time 34 cards were distributed. There are 138 retired athletic directors who have been awarded Gold Cards, including 12 deceased.
As of June 2012, the average number of years that our retired AD’s have served our schools is 19.39 and 2,675 total years served.
To be eligible for a Gold Card you must have been an athletic director for a minimum of five years in Connecticut and be retired from teaching. Retiring from teaching and becoming a part-time athletic director makes you ineligible, as well as retiring from the AD position and continuing to teach. Those people will be eligible when they fully retire.
CAAD does not isuue CIAC passes, only Gold Cards that admit you to all interscholastic contests except CIAC tournaments. CAAD Gold Card members can obtain a tournament games pass on a game by game basis by contacting the CIAC. The CIAC has a list of all Gold Card members that are eligible to receive a tourney game pass. For more info contact - Ed Tyburski at email@example.com