North Carolina High School Athletic Association

NCHSAA Student Services Featured In National Magazine


A national magazine has featured one of the student services programs offered by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

High School Today, a publication of the National Federation of State High School Associations, features the Coach-Captain Retreat program of the NCHSAA in its current October 2011 edition. The magazine is sent to every high school in the United States and is also available on line on the National Federation web site.

The feature was written by Eamonn Reynolds and is entitled “North Carolina Captain Retreat Program Teaches Leadership, Communication” and has a number of pictures which accompany the story.

The story describes what the retreats entail and the goals of the program. “The curriculum is designed to teach them what their responsibilities are as team leaders,” said Mark Dreibelbis, assistant commissioner who is in charge of the student services program. “The teaching then goes on to prepare them to go back and make a difference.”

One of the requirements of the retreat participants is that they develop an action plan for implementation at their school which must include a school-based project, a public service announcement and a community project.

Congratulations to the Student Services Division of the NCSHAA for this great recognition. The article may be accessed at