Courtesy of Taylor Teixeira, NEWMAC Coordinator of Sports Administration and Communications
BOSTON, Mass. – On June 14th the New England Division III Commissioners Association (NEDIIICA) is set to host the NCAA New England Conference Rules Seminar at Worcester State University. The NEDIIICA is comprised of the commissioners/executive directors of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), the Little East Conference (LEC), the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC), the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and the North Atlantic Conference (NAC).
The NEDIIICA held a regional rules session in 2012 as part of a pilot program from the NCAA and the group is excited about the opportunity to host again in 2017. "Anytime the NEWMAC can bring this type of programming to its membership we will do so. The NEDIIICA has made it a focus and a priority to partner together to host educational programs in our region and we are thankful for the NCAA and the Division III staff for providing us this opportunity. We are also fortunate that the sponsors of this event have come to support this event as we couldn't do it without them" says NEWMAC Executive Director, Patrick B. Summers.
The sessions on the docket include NCAA bylaws that are geared towards administrators, coaches and sports information directors. There are over 400 participants that will be in attendance coming from 80 Division III institutions in New England.
The NEDIIICA would like to take the opportunity to thank the five sponsors of the New England Regional Rules Seminar, All Worldwide Travel, AMI Graphics, Championship Award-Guys, Learfield Licensing Partners LLC, and Spelman Johnson, who without their support the event would not be possible.
What our sponsors are saying...
|All Worldwide Travel "All Worldwide Travel, Inc. decided to support the NEDIIICA, because it continues to be an integral learning/informational platform for both administrators and coaches. Having an event within close proximity of the member institutions provides an opportunity to embrace a larger audience, therefore broadening the educational values and topics currently being discussed within the DIII spectrum. We are thankful for opportunity to sponsor the NEDIIICA" - Holly B. Gampa, President, All Worldwide Travel, Inc.|
|AMI Graphics "Located in Southern New Hampshire, AMI Graphics got its start focusing on the sports signage needs of colleges in New England. Now AMI provides signage solutions to over 400 colleges and universities, and dozens of athletic conferences, nationwide. We are pleased to be taking part in the NEDIIICA Rules Seminar and look forward to strengthening our relationships with representatives from the attending New England schools." – Ed Miles, General Manager, AMI Graphics|
|Championship Award-Guys "Recognition and Celebrating Successes are Vital in life. We have proudly supported college athletes for over 25 years and look forward to continuing that tradition."|
|Spelman Johnson "Spelman Johnson welcomes the chance to partner with the NEDIIICA. It is an outstanding opportunity to engage athletics administrators at institutions where we have a rich history of service in higher education as well as intercollegiate athletics."||
What some Commissioners are saying...
"The NESCAC is proud to collaborate with our colleagues in New England to offer this professional development opportunity for our members. This one-day seminar is a great way to engage multiple administrators and coaches from our institutions in a cost effective manner. We are grateful for the support from our sponsors as well as the involvement of the NCAA staff to make this event possible." NESCAC Executive Director - Andrea Savage
"The CCC is proud to partner with our seven sister multi-sport conferences in New England to provide NCAA rules education to the region's membership right here at home. This special opportunity allows our member institutions to educate staff in an affordable, one-day setting with minimal travel and expense. I am grateful for the long-standing and unwavering collegiality among New England conference commissioners that allows us to join forces on so many wonderful initiatives that ultimately benefit the Division III membership and the student-athletes we serve in our great part of the country" CCC Commissioner. - Gregg Kaye
"The Regional Rules Seminar is a win-win for all involved. Schools get to send more staff members and they save both money and time because flights are not involved. The NCAA wins because several coaches from the same institution receive invaluable ruleeducation in just one day. It is truly a terrific initiative and we are grateful to the Division III staff for making this opportunity available to our New England region." GNAC Commissioner - Joe Walsh
"The camaraderie and working relationship between the NCAA Division III New England leagues is second to none. The Little East Conference is proud to partner with the NCAA staff and the regional conferences to bring this outstanding professional development opportunity to our membership. We thank the sponsors for their investment in our region and Division." Little East Commssioner - Cora Brumley
"The MASCAC is proud to be hosting the New England Regional Rules at Worcester State University in their new state of the art Wellness Center. This is a fantastic educational experience for the staff of our MASCAC member institutions, as well as a great opportunity to network with their Division III New England colleagues." MASCAC Commissioner - Angela Baumann
"The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) is grateful to the other seven New England conference's for their time and dedication to bringing this educational and essential professional development opportunity to the region. One of the essential foundations of a strong athletic program is the knowledge and understanding of the rules and regulations that we as Division III members all agree to follow. This will be a great day for the NAC membership to continue to grow and network with their New England peers. We very appreciative of the support from our sponsors and the work of the NCAA to make this event possible.” NAC Commissioner - Marcella Zalot.
"The NECC is grateful for the opportunity to send close to eighty staff and coaches to something as important as rules education." NECC Commissioner - Del Malloy