MOAA Purpose & Overview
The Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) provides opportunities to exchange ideas, advocate increased participation and administrative opportunities for minorities in athletics. The MOAA also promotes generating a sports culture that supports the values necessary to teach and learn respect for self and others.
A group of minority professionals in athletics formed the MOAA out of concern for the lack of diversity in sports administration. The Association was formed in 2000 as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and will hold an annual Convention in conjunction with the NACDA Convention, develop a resource center that identifies programs and supports diversity, conduct research to find solutions to athletics problems and provide postgraduate scholarships for ethnic minority college graduates who will pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration.
The Association is guided by six principles:
- Promote the ideals of diversity, integrity, sportsmanship and teamwork among the organizations and individuals that participate in athletics.
- Provide member services that address the needs of minorities professionally, emotionally, financially and physically in athletics.
- Encourage members to serve as community outreach agents who promote moral, ethical and educational values.
- Enlighten the general public, media, institutional educators and athletics administrators about the benefits of athletics participation.
- Work with the legislative arms of athletics governance groups on issues that affect minority participation.
- Develop the Association into a financially and structurally sustainable entity.
- Opportunity to attend the annual MOAA Symposium at reduced rates.
- Participation in the MOAA listserv, in which individual members may exchange ideas or seek input and also be appraised of employment opportunities within the field.
- Complimentary copies of Athletics Administration magazine, which includes MOAA Corner articles. The magazine is produced eight times a year.
- Complimentary subscription to the NACDA Daily Review, which is a compliation of internet articles related to intercollegiate athletics. The Daily Review is sent via e-mail five days per week.
- Networking opportunities with other minority professionals.