I.A.D.A. – Why was it Organized?
  • To improve athletic understanding and relationship throughout the high schools of our state and nation.
  • To foster a closer working relationship with I.H.S.A., the National Federation of State High School Associations, other state high school associations, the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association, and other organizations working for state and national progress.
  • To foster high standards of professional proficiency among all members.
  • To develop greater unity, uniformity, and fellowship among all members.
  • To improve the articulation of interscholastic athletics in the total educational program.
  • To provide an opportunity for exchange of ideas concerning mutual problems and practices.
  • To foster recommendations for a national system of rule stability as it pertains to rules and regulations of equipment.

About IADA
The mission of the Illinois Athletic Administrators Association is to take an active role in preserving, enhancing, and promoting eductional based athletics within the State of Illinois.  The IADA provides a commitment to professional development of its members in areas of education, leadership, and service.  Working in conjunction with the Illinois High School Association, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, and National Federation of High Schools, the IADA wishes to create quality interscholastic athletic participation opportunities for all Illinois students.
Message From IADA
The IADA Board would like to thank you for all that you do for the student athletes of your schools.  We all know the time and effort we put into our positions.  We come from small schools, large schools, middle and high schools; but no matter what, we all share in a common goal, and that is to provide the best educationally based athletic program for our students.

Steve Gertz, IADA President