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201 4 -1 5 FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Fall Meeting Friday, October 10, 2014. Meet the 2014-15 SAAC. Section 3 Representatives Kellisha Bellamy, Booker (Sarasota) Tyler Lopes, Seacrest Country Day (Naples) Elizabeth Roux, Gulf Coast (Naples)
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2014-15 FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Fall Meeting Friday, October 10, 2014
Meet the 2014-15 SAAC • Section 3 Representatives • Kellisha Bellamy, Booker (Sarasota) • Tyler Lopes, Seacrest Country Day (Naples) • Elizabeth Roux, Gulf Coast (Naples) • Matthew Walker, George Jenkins (Lakeland) • Section 4 Representatives • Kendra Guerrero, Archimedean (Miami) • Sydney Konrath, Marathon • Antonio Menarde, Archimedean (Miami) • Sima Vazquez, Carrollwood (Miami) • Section 1 Representatives • JurianEdelenbos, Fleming Island • Ryan Fournier, Escambia • Katie Ringdahl, Oak Hall (Gainesville) • Daniel Veillux, St. Francis Catholic (Gainesville) • Section 2 Representatives • Andrew Cacciatore Holy Trinity (Melbourne) • Caroline Gibbs, Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs) • Alexandra Romanello, Nease (Ponte Vedra) • William Thomas, Dunnellon
Icebreaker • Desert Island • You’ve been exiled to a deserted island for a year. In addition to essentials, you may take: • one piece of music • one book • one luxury item • What would you take and why?
What is fhsaa? • We are the governing body for interscholastic athletics in the state of Florida. We are a not-for-profit corporation that, while not appointed by the Florida Legislature, cooperates with the Legislature and the Florida Department of Education in governing interscholastic athletics.
What is Fhsaa? FHSAA Bylaw 1.2 FHSAA Bylaw 1.5 Fundamental Belief Interscholastic athletic programs play a vital role in the education of students who participate in them. Through their participation in interscholastic athletics, students are provided character-building opportunities to demonstrate Honesty Integrity Respect Caring Cooperation Trustworthiness Leadership Tolerance Personal responsibility • Purpose • Provides leadership for the development, supervision and promotion of interscholastic athletic programs sponsored by its member schools. • Participation in these programs enriches the educational experience of qualified student-athletes by providing them with opportunities to compete in an equitable, sportsmanlike and wholesome manner.
What is FHSAA? • Jamie Rohrer, Associate Executive Director for Administrative Services • Structure of the FHSAA • Governance • Board of Directors (POLICY) • Representative Assembly (BYLAWS) • Executive Director (ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE) • Staff • Athletic Services • Eligibility and Compliance • Communications • Finance and Accounting
Hot topics • Natalie Strappy, Director of Compliance • Student-Athlete Transfers and Eligibility • What makes a student ineligible? • Appeals Concerning Eligibility • What is the process? • Athletic Recruiting • Justin Harrison, Associate Executive Director for Athletic Services • Sportsmanship • Officials • Classifications/ District Alignments
SAAC Mission Statement “We work to represent the best interests of all student-athletes by presenting their concerns to the FHSAA, thereby developing initiatives for future improvement. Our goal is to promote the advancement of sportsmanship and integrity by fostering an ethical, safe, competitive environment on and off the field.”
Roundtable • What have you faced as a student athlete that has caused concern? • What are some areas in which you can be proactive, and how?
Saac initiatives • Think of areas you KNOW you are able to address and initiate change. • Give concrete examples to base initiatives • Student based and student run • How can I implement change in my school?
Here are some of YOUR ideas Fan Etiquette Improving Grades Positive Features of Student-Athletes Student-Athlete Safety Sportsmanship Show School Spirit in the Community Community Involvement Surviving Budget Cuts College Requirements
Sunshine State SpiritShowdown • Inspired by Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) • It was launched as a program to help promote sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play • Video submissions from last year : • Clay High School (winner) • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L7AStMSIMA&list=PLZjuFVQzKj_t_8S5tKfMROfca5xxSefbx&index=6 • Bloomingdale High School • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KVk0fJv8oE&list=PLZjuFVQzKj_t_8S5tKfMROfca5xxSefbx&index=4 • Lennard High School • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgVa9rJZeLU • West Orange High School • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_PVx5Os-PA
Sunshine State Spirit Showdown Overview • Videos must be between 90 seconds and 3 minutes • Must also include at least 30 seconds of discussion about why school should be winner • Cheers must be positive • Sportsmanship is the overall goal for this program • Submissions are uploaded to FHSAA website by established deadline and YouTube playlist is created with all of the submissions • Fans will be encouraged to watch all videos and vote on favorites using Survey Monkey link on social media sites
Sunshine State Spirit Showdown Choosing a Winner • Fans will be encouraged to watch all videos and vote for favorite using Survey Monkey link on social media sites • Fan votes will be divided by school population to keep competition fair amongst large schools and small schools • SAAC makes final decision on winner which will be determined based on the following criteria: • Positive sportsmanship • Student body and Community participation • School spirit • Originality of cheers • Organization of the group/student body • Overall fun • Social media votes
Sunshine State Spirit Showdown Timeline • October • October 13th: Introduce Program to FHSAA Member Schools through email blast and social media • Explain rules, criteria for videos, submission requirements • Member schools will be able to film student cheering section during the Fall & Winter Sports Season • November • Reminders sent to FHSAA Member Schools through social media • Explain rules, criteria for videos, submission requirements • December • Reminders sent to FHSAA Member Schools through social media • Explain rules, criteria for videos, submission requirements • January • Reminders sent to FHSAA Member Schools through social media • Explain rules, criteria for videos, submission requirements • February • February 2nd: Deadline for member schools to submit videos • February 12th: Videos that meet the criteria will be uploaded to FHSAA YouTube using the playlist feature. FHSAA YouTube Playlist will be placed FHSAA website and social media and promoted through FHSAA website headlines and social media. Fans will be encouraged to watch all videos and vote on favorites using Survey Monkey link on social media sites • March • March 12th: Fan voting ends. Poll will be taken off the FHSAA Facebook Account at 5 pm. • March 13th: Second SAAC Meeting of the Year • SAAC will watch videos from all member schools that have submitted, critique using established guidelines and determine winner.
Saac initiatives • What are the initiatives for the 2014-2015 school year • Sportsmanship through School Spirit Competition • How to execute • Schools submit 90-second to 3-minute videos for SAAC to evaluate at March 13th meeting
FHSAA Resources • Website • www.fhsaa.org, “For Students” tab • FHSAA Social Media • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Videos • State Finals Events • PA Announcements, Table Space, Flyers • Student Volunteer Program
Next meeting March 13th Thank you for coming! Safe travels home Quinten Ershock