The purpose of the North Carolina Association for Athletic Education (NCAAE) is to provide learning experiences for athletic educators which will assist them in attaining and maintaining the knowledge and skills to provide optimum athletic education for their students.
A Message from the President
Welcome to NCAAE! I am your President Cynthia Terrell. It is my privilege and honor to represent you and the entire state of North Carolina as my fellow educators, teachers, and coaches. Please do not hesitate to contact me in regards to any issues, comments, or clarifications you may have concerning our association or your job(s). Our board will do our utmost to get your answers swiftly and accurately.
Please make sure to check our website for any additional athletic and legislative updates, conferences, conventions, or general information you may need to know. We want you to be an informed colleague armed with the proper knowledge so that our student-athletes, parents and the community you serve will have a safe, productive, and successful school year and athletic season.
Cynthia Terrell NCAAE President Wakefield High School W: 919-562-3600
SportFit Heart: A FREE ECG Screening Event for Young Athletes
The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 2,000 Americans under age 25 die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. For competitive athletes, the risk is three times greater. This free screening event is open to athletes in all disciplines between 12 and 18 years of age. Participants and parents will receive results on the day of the event.
All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Presented by the WakeMed Heart Center and Duke Children’s and WakeMed Children’s Specialty Services.
Screenings are by appointment at WakeMed Heart Center, 3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC
Free Volleyball Coaches Clinic at Applachian State Univeristy
To attend, RSVP to Chad Willis at:
Information from the NCHSAA Winter Board Meetings
The Board approved a summer dead period of two weeks for all sports in terms of off season work. One week during the week of the fourth of July and one week during NCCA coaches clinic.
The Board approved change in basketball start date for non-football playing schools. Those schools may start practice on October 15 and start playing games on first day of practice for football playing schools. Extra games must be completed prior to first playing date for football playing schools; those games will not count for seeding but it does give those schools additional revenue possibilities. This rule is a revival of a rule that was previously in place.
Athletic Directors were asked to have coaches note that the NCHSAA realizes there are many questions relative to the actions taken by the Board of Directors. Please do not call the NCHSAA with questions. They are discussing and clarifying the ways the NCHSAA Staff is to interpret this information. They will inform coaches of these clarifications as soon as possible.
Middle School Coaching Clinic
"Middle School Monday," July 22, 2013 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, 1921 W Lee Street, Greensboro, NC
NCAAE will once again co-sponsor special Monday sessions specifically for middle school coaches at the North Carolina Coaches Association Coaching Clinic on Monday July 22, 2013 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. Whether you are a new middle school coach, assistant middle school coach, or are experienced at the middle school level and want to stay at the top of your game, this event is made just for you!
About 120 middle school coaches attended the 2012 clinic. Find out more at http://www.nccoach.org or Contact Mac Morris at or phone 336-379-9095. We hope to see you there!
The NFHS provides online courses covering content from all eight domains contained in the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE 2006).
Registration is free and provides access to all online coaching courses. Currently, the Learning Center provides nine sport-specific courses, as well as "Concussions in Sports", "The Role of Parents", and "Sportsmanship" with more free courses to come.
The NFHS Learning Center offers coaches the opportunity to become nationally certified through the NFHS "Accredited Interscholastic Coach" certification program.
Coaches can also receive college credits and CEUS for online coursework.
Registration also provides free access to the "Locker Room" link which includes helpful links, articles and downloads for coaches.
North Carolina's Let's Move! Active Schools Co-Chairs
Stephanie Braswell East Franklin Elementary
Anne Wiggin Iotla Valley Elementary
Affiliates & Partners
NCAAHPERD Works with Other Organizations The Alliance partners with other organizations that have common goals and interests. We encourage you to support their work as well as ours as together we strive to create a healthier, more creative, and active North Carolina.
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NCAAHPERD is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization of athletics, health, physical education, recreation, and dance professionals whose mission is "To provide advocacy, professional development, and unity for health, physical education, recreation, dance, and athletics professionals and students in order to enhance and promote the health of North Carolinians. Our vision is to be the leading organization promoting and supporting a healthier, more creative, and active North Carolina."