Oregon Athletic Directors Association



OADA State Conference

The 2017 Conference will be held April 21-25 at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. A final copy of the Conference Schedule is available HERE. (updated 4-8-2017)


Online Registration

Registration for this year's State Conference in Sunriver can be completed online HERE.

To see a list of who has successfully registered for the 2017 State Conference and see which LTA Courses you signed up for, click HERE. Current as of 4/2/17

Future Conference Dates

DATES                         LOCATION   

    2018  4/14-17               TBD

    2019 4/13-16               TBD

    2020  4/19-22              TBD

    2021  4/4/17-20           TBD



As you make plans to attend, please remember to book your accomodations through Sunriver Resorts. The Association is contracted to book a block of accomodations as part of the Executive Board's efforts to keep costs down. All accomodations including lodge rooms, Lodge Village Suites, Ponderosa Suites, and houses managed by Sunriver Resorts are included in our agreement. By meeting the Association's contracted room agreement, we are able to receive a significant break on meeting room rentals and meals, which helps make the conference more affordable for all our membership.

The Direct link to Sunriver Reservations is HERE. Be sure to mention you are registering through the OADA Conference.

For general information about the conference, please contact OADA Vice-President, Tim Sam for details - tim.sam@medford.k12.or.us

Vendor Information

On behalf of the Oregon Athletic Directors Association, we would like invite you to attend the 47th annual OADA State Conference scheduled for Sunday April 21 through Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, OR. Vendors who attended and showed at the 2016 conference have until January 19, 2017 to sign up to guarantee their spot. We are planning for 58 available exhibitor spaces at this year’s conference, so please do not delay!

We encourage vendors to become part of the OADA Family. The State Conference typically has a 90% or more attendance for all Oregon Athletic Directors making it a valuable resource for vendors and AD's to connect. Here is some addtional information:

Welcome Letter

Sponsorship Levels

Vendor Contract

If you have any questions, Contact Craig Rothenberger at crothenberger@junctioncity.k12.or.us or (541) 520-2045

Annual OADA Scholarship Golf Tournament

This year's tournament will be held at the prestigeous Crosswater Course. The printable entry form is available HERE


Athletic Directors: Please Note!  The data base of LTC taken has been updated and is now posted. Check out LTC Courses Completed database: CLICK HERE

2017 State Conference LTA Offerings

Course Descriptions:


FRIDAY, APRIL 21    5:00 – 9:00p    

LTC 501 Philosophy, Leadership Organizations & Professional Development            
Taught by Lorena Woods, Armand Larive MS
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 Institute and Certification Program. Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Athletic administrators seeking to learn more about educational athletics, national organizations, and those interested in pursuing the certification process. 
Required for: RMSAA, RAA, CAA and CMAA Certification

LTC 710A Current Issues in American Sports                        
Taught by: Kris Welch CMAA, OSAA; Tim Sam CMAA, North Medford HS; Dennis Burke, Wilsonville HS
(Dealing with Parents, AD Burnout, Ethics & Media Relations, Retaining Coaches, Technology). A panel of secondary level athletic administrators and outside experts will lead small-group discussions of important issues and effective response strategies for 3 topics of contemporary issues selected to be presented. Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Administrators seeking discussion of current issues and problem resolution strategies.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22    8:00a- 12 Noon  *Be aware that Saturday Courses will likely conflict with participation in the Golf Tournament*

LTC 504 Legal Issues I (Risk Management)                        
Taught by: Craig Rothenberger, CAA, Junction City HS
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. Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Administrators seeking information concerning Constitutional law and the need of exposure to causes for negligence and to legal “Standards of Care”.
Required for: RMSAA, CAA and CMAA Certification

LTC 510 Legal Issues IV-Social Media, Transgender, Event Management, Security        
This course has been cancelled

LTC 611 Promoting Marketing, and Fundraising                        
Taught by: Sandy Luu CAA, Catlin Gable HS
This course provides strategies and ideas to successfully promote and market interscholastic programs and to enhance the success of supplemental fund-raising efforts. Promotional activities designed to create interest in, increase enthusiasm for, and enhance the image of, a school’s interscholastic activities program are described. Models of supplemental fund-raising are summarized, including a focused segment on working successfully with booster clubs and safeguarding of funds that have been raised. The potential for raising funds through grants and outreach efforts for major gifts are introduced. Detailed information related to corporate sponsorship is provided.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23    11:45 – 3:45

LTC 631 Emergency Management                            
Taught by: Jay Hammes, Safe Sport Zone Representative. 
This class is new to the LTA offerings.  This course will provide an overview of how to mitigate/prevent, prepare for and manage emergencies during interscholastic athletic events. The course will highlight venue and event safety, security and emergency management issues. The course will provide guidelines for creating an emergency team, assessing the venues for risks and needs, developing and implementing emergency management plans and debriefing after an incident.

MONDAY, APRIL 24 1:00 – 5:00p        

LTC 610 Today’s Athletic Technology Solutions for Productivity & Communication    
Instructor: Kris Welch CMAA, OSAA; Sandy Luu CAA, Catlin Gable HS
“Is There an App for That?” This course is designed for those who would like to learn how to use user friendly software and software/phone applications to improve efficiency and effectiveness at work. Participants will learn how to use apps to improve productivity, communication and access information 24/7/365. The hands-on course offers the athletic administrator opportunities to actively engage in the class by downloading apps and activating the software. Learn how to select the most appropriate digital tool or resource for the administrative task in question. For maximum benefit, it is highly recommended that attendees bring a laptop computer/tablet and smartphone to this class.

LTC 614 Technology III, Enhancing Public Presentations    
Instructor: Terry Hanson CMAA, OADA Co-Executive Director
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. For maximum benefit, it is highly recommended that attendees bring a personal computer with at least Windows 2007 (including PowerPoint and Photo Story 3).

LTC 630 Contest Management        
Instructors: Jay Hammes, Safe Sport Zone Representative
This course examines the historic foundations and precedents for contest management as an extension of educationally sound sports programs. Planning methods for contest management are examined including selection of supervisory personnel, suggested need assessment tools, and checklists for the development of supervision plans and policies. In addition, an overview of methods is suggested for creation of an educationally sound competition environment among players, coaches, students and other spectators. 

LTC 715 Maintaining Appropriate Professional Boundaries    
Instructor: Ron Richards, CAA, McNary HS
Enrollees who will derive the greatest benefit: Administrators seeking awareness as it relates to interaction between student and educator. Legal statues, and reporting mandates in which all athletic administrators should be familiar.