The Arizona Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association was begun in 1982 by a group of high school athletic directors who realized that education and programs were needed to foster higher standards of professionalism with the ranks of Arizona’s high school athletic directors. The AIAAA hosts a yearly conference, sponsors and teaches classes, provides opportunities for professional certification and is an affiliate of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. The AIAAA works closely with the Arizona Interscholastic Association, the governing board for all Arizona high school athletics.

As listed in our constitution and bylaws:

The purpose of the organization shall be:

  1. To promote the educational aspects of interscholastic athletics within the total educational program;

  2. To assist and cooperate with the Arizona Interscholastic Association in carrying out its objectives;

  3. To promote the mission and programs of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA);

  4. To promote the programs of the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) which relate to the field of athletic administration;

  5. To foster high standards of professionalism and ethics;

  6. To promote cooperation and sportsmanship among schools;

  7. To provide for an exchange of ideas and understanding of the administration of high school athletics;

  8. To promote good will and camaraderie among the athletic directors of the State of Arizona;

  9. To encourage and promote athletic programs that will provide the widest possible participation, while maintaining the highest possible standards.