Recently, we polled the participants of the CNAA – What topics/challenges would you like to hear about from other Catholic Administrators? The overall responses centered around COVID. This pandemic has tested our faith, our leadership, and our athletes. Maneuvering state and federal guidelines to keep your team safe have been a challenge. Some of us are still fully remote, some have progressed to a hybrid, and others have graduated to a full campus, including playing sports.
More so now than ever before, we find ourselves collaborating and finding out how coaches and athletic teams connect with their athletes during these unprecedented times. Sharing our learnings (the good and the bad) will help us all to push forward. We have already seen the benefits of connecting with many of you through our Zoom meetings. The engagement we have been a part of is phenomenal. We are all in this together, I hope you can join us in our November Virtual Retreat.
Let’s Move Forward Together!
Register Now for Events Below (Recordings will be available after November 20)
Hosted By: Brian Sackinsky, Eastbay National Sales Directors (West Coast) Tim Neu, Eastbay National Sales Directors (East Coast)
With the landscape of high school sports turned on its head this year, strategic planning and buying for your school’s teams has never been more important. Brian and Tim will discuss the national outlook, navigating supply chain obstacles and the best ways to maximize your budgets – plus, one lucky attendee will win a set of uniforms, on Eastbay!
Hosted By: Leo Lopoz (De La Salle High School, Concord, Ca) & Justin Petersen
Who are we and how do we help you during COVID-19? This kick-off breakfast addresses the mission of the CNAA today and how to leverage the resources in your control to bring excellence to your schools.
Hosted By: Leo Lopoz (De La Salle High School, Concord, Ca), Amanda Waters (Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, Ca), Chris Long (Juan Diego Catholic High School, Draper, Ut), Mike Kelly (Christian Brothers High School, Memphis, Tn)
Collaboration is more important than ever as we face the threat of COVID-19. This roundtable discussion brings together athletic directors, trainers, and coaches to brainstorm and share solutions with the wider world.
Hosted By: George Smith (St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
George Smith is a Hall of Fame coach who has worked with multiple NFL players over the years. As a current head football coach for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, he’s on the front lines of the decisions that we all face during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Hosted By: Adam Lichter (St Mary’s High School, Stockton CA) & Shelly Mullenix (LSU Athletics In Baton Rouge, LA)
How do you balance safety concerns with mental health concerns? Adam Lichter and Shelly Mullenix address the tricky balance together in this interview session.
Hosted By: Dominick Berarducci, AstroTurf Northwest Region General Manager Cam Worrell, AstroTurf Northern California Regional Sales Manager
Surface technologies are advancing at a very rapid rate and AstroTurf, the inventor of synthetic turf and the leading innovator in the industry, is leading the way. This presentation will give you an inside look at how a sports surfacing giant is bringing new solutions to familiar problems facing sports programs today.
Hosted By: Kent Mercer (De La Salle High School, Concord, CA)
How can coaches and directors keep up their teams’ strength, conditioning, and morale as everything shifts around them? This roundtable brings together professionals from across the nation to answer that question.
Hosted By: Anne Stricherz (Saint Francis High School, San Francisco, CA)
It’s hard to keep track of everything in our new world of COVID and precautions. This roundtable addresses how coaches, administrators and directors can include sports and spirituality in their students’ uncertain lives.
Hosted By: Carlos Arriaga (Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School, Alameda, CA)
Representing the voice of Catholic Educational Athletics in local, regional, and national governing bodies is a tricky task. Here’s how we can all go about it.
Hosted By: Chris Kirn (VP, Digital Scoreboards)
High school sports venues are going digital at a rapid pace and for many reasons. From elevating the game day experience, generating new revenue for your school, offering a student-led game ops curriculum, and more, what would this do for your school? Digital Scoreboards will be presenting on the industry growth, the ease of purchase, and conducting Q&A. Lunch is also on us as well offer Grubhub gift cards for all attendees, and anyone that submits a question will be entered to win a New digital Scoretable.