A.E.M.A. MISSION STATEMENT
We strive for the advancement, encouragement and improvement of the profession for the greater safety of participants in all sports, while creating professional growth through research, education, innovation, commitment and advancement for all members.
The Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) was started in 1974 with a handful of equipment managers concerned with the manner in which sport participants were equipped. These initial few have grown into a national organization of over 900 members, including male and female equipment managers from High Schools to Colleges and Universities to the Professional Sports.
The purpose of the AEMA is to promote, advance, and improve the Equipment Managers Profession in all of its many phases. One goal is to work as a group to bring about equipment improvements for the greater safety of all participants in sports and recreation. Members of the AEMA enjoy the opportunity to meet fellow equipment managers at convention, share ideas, and learn more efficient techniques to help improve their work place.
In 1991, the AEMA pursued the development of its members by initiating a certification program. The educational focus was targeted towards the five major domains equipment managers identified routinely in their jobs. To learn more about our certification please refer to our certification page.
- We have become nationally known
- We have ten Districts over the United States and Canada that hold at least 1 meeting per year
- One national Convention a year which is rotated throughout the country
- We have a Bi Annual Newsletter and each District has its own newsletter
- We help to coordinate a Job Placement Hot Line
- We have two members on the NOCSAE Board
- We are recognized in the National Directory of College Athletics, The Blue Book of College Athletics, the Association officers are published in the National Sporting Goods Association Publication and Sports Guide Publication
- We have a member on the NCAA Football Rules Committee
- We have created degree of certification for the AEMA. A test for AEMA certification is administered at least once a year
- We have created a certification manual describing the major domains as to the responsibility and requirements to being an equipment manager.