Cleveland Partners with the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators

CLEVELAND – Positive Coaching Alliance-Cleveland and the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) are pleased to announce a new partnership effective September 9. This strategic partnership has been developed to provide additional support to OIAAA members specifically as it relates to enhancing culture development and elevating the social-emotional learning opportunities that co-curricular athletics presents.

PCA-Cleveland is one of 18 chapters of the Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit organization that provides live in-person and online tools, resources and training for athletics leaders, coaches, parents and athletes that directly align with each individual schools’ mission. As a leading professional development nonprofit association for high school administrators, the OIAAA is comprised primarily of athletic administrators of secondary schools in the state of Ohio. It was formed for the purpose of supporting and improving Interscholastic athletics and programs which enhance the development of young student-athletes, the professional inter-relationship between athletic administrators and other supervisory personnel. The OIAAA also provides educational opportunities and channels of communication for its members.

“The missions of the Positive Coaching Alliance and the OIAAA could not be in more alignment.” said Ryan Virtue, Partnership Manager for PCA Cleveland. “Through this partnership, we have a tremendous opportunity to increase dialogue and provide valuable tools to assist education-based administrators in proactively addressing some of the biggest challenges they face in their roles. It’s important to address current challenges facing athletic administrators; however we also have the opportunity to work with them proactively to address many of those issues within the youth sports environment before athletes and families even reach high school.”

PCA-Cleveland Board Chair, Neil Weiss, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Cleveland Indians added “Culture is everything to any sports organization at any level of competition. Whether you are working with youth, high school, collegiate or professional athletes there is a significant level of importance in establishing environments where leadership, reasoning and social-emotional learning are at the forefront of player development. This partnership with the OIAAA will allow significant expansion of that mindset throughout the state of Ohio.”

Bruce Brown, Executive Director of the OIAAA, stated, “The mission of our organization has been to deliver best practice resources to and promote the professional development of the school administrators who coordinate and oversee interscholastic athletics in Ohio schools. The collaboration with PCA-Cleveland allows us to enhance those resources for our members while strengthening the support of the purpose and vision of what sports can provide for the overall development of children.”

With the launch of this partnership, throughout the month of September, PCA is offering current partner/renewal pricing for PCA live workshops to any OIAAA member schools. Any interested parties should request more information at https://positivecoach.org/forms/request-more-information/. As the partnership develops, OIAAA members will also have access to continuing educational opportunities during OIAAA state and regional conferences. Specific PCA tools and resources will also be made available through the OIAAA AD Toolbox.