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CONGRATULATIONS to our newest NYS Certified Athletic Administrators (CAA) who passed the CAA Exam at our recent conference in March. They include: Mark Bubniak (Averil Park), Andy Buchsbaum (Oswego), Missie Hastings-LaVigne (Brushton), Thomas Morrell (Elmira), Alan Quackenbush (Locust Valley), Mark Sanderson (Gainesville), Robert Van Scoter (Danville) and Jeffrey Wheaton (Shortsville). The next CAA Exam will be given at the NYSPHSAA Office in Latham on Monday, June 19th at 1 pm. Applications must be made through the NIAAA Office with qualifying standards needed to sit for the exam.


The entire 2017 NIAAA Leadership Training ONLINE WEBINAR COURSE SCHEDULE is now available. Go to "News" (above) and click on the story to see the schedule and get the link to register with the NIAAA. See how you can take LTI Courses in the convenience of your own home and on your schedule. SPACE IS LIMITED, so register early!!

About Us

The New York State Athletic Administrators' Association was formed in 1981 under its parent affiliate organization, the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators' Association. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth and image of interscholastic athletic administrators throughout New York State. It is also dedicated to preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place these programs have in the curricula of every school in New York State.


The NYSAAA works in partnership with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators' Association, the National Federation of State High School Associations and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. It is also an active member in Section 1 of the NIAAA (Northeast States), and the National Executive Directors' Council.

The NYSAAA is committed to recognizing the expanding role of the athletic administrator in secondary education and the increasing importance of professional growth and development in fulfilling that role. Member benefits include:

  • Professional Development
  • Orientation for New Athletic Administrators
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Leadership Training Institute
  • Certification Programs
  • Awards Programs
  • Legislative Action
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Website - Active & Up to Date

Annual State Conference

The NYSAAA conducts an annual conference in March for its membership. This usually has been a three day conference, convening on Wednesday and concluding on Friday afternoon. In past years, the conference has attracted nearly 350 athletic administrators from across the state and has been proud to host over 125 exhibitors representing all facets of the athletic and sporting goods community.