Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Nominations Available

The FHSAA would like to extend the opportunity for student-athletes in member schools to participate as part of the FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  The purpose of the committee will be to provide a voice for student-athletes within the FHSAA governance structure, in the following areas:

            •     Current issues facing student-athletes

            •     Input regarding rules and regulations

            •     Input on FHSAA special initiatives (e.g., sportsmanship campaign)

            •     Promotion of a positive image of the student-athlete.

The 16-member statewide committee will meet once or twice annually at the Robert W. Hughes FHSAA Building in Gainesville.  Projected meeting dates are Friday October 13, 2017 and Friday March 9, 2018.  Participation in these meetings is a mandatory requirement of the committee.  A student’s participation would involve a trip to the meeting, accompanied by a chaperone.  Expenses (e.g., mileage, lodging, per diem) will be paid by the FHSAA. 

Please review the enclosed nomination form and select two student-athletes (one male and one female) in your school who have an interest in serving on the committee.  The FHSAA is interested in applicants who possess the following qualities:

•    must be an active student-athlete participating in at least one FHSAA-sanctioned or recognized sport;

•    must be a sophomore (rising junior) or junior (rising senior) in good academic and disciplinary standing;

•     must show a commitment toward representing the interests of all student-athletes;

•     must display strong character and commitment to sportsmanship and integrity; and

•     must demonstrate leadership in your school.

We have slots for 9 more students for the 2017-2018 school year. 

We currently have the following representation:

·        Section 1

o   Female, Senior, Public School

o   Male, Senior, Private School

o   What type of nominations do we need from Section 1?

§  Male and Female juniors from public, charter or private schools

§  Male seniors from public or charter schools

§  Female seniors from private or charter schools

·        Section 2

o   Male, Senior, Public School

o   What type of nominations do we need from Section 2?

§  Male and Female juniors from public, charter or private schools

§  Female seniors from public, charter or private schools

·        Section 3

o   Male, Senior, Public School

o   What type of nominations do we need from Section 3?

§  Male and Female juniors from public, charter or private schools

§  Female seniors from public, charter or private schools

·        Section 4

o   Female, Senior, Private School

o   Male, Senior, Public School

o   What type of nominations do we need from Section 4?

§  Male juniors from public, charter or private schools

§  Male seniors from private or charter schools

Nomination forms are due no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017, and may be sent via fax (352-333-2191), email qershock [at] fhsaa [dot] org or mail to: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, FHSAA, 1801 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. If you have any questions, please call us at (352) 372-9551 ext. 190.

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