10Apr/16
New_York_City_view

Job Posting – NY MMA Project Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications The New York State Athletic Commission (SAC) is authorized to regulate professional boxing and wrestling contests, matches, and exhibitions within the state of New York pursuant to Title 25 of the Unconsolidated Laws. Comprised of three members appointed by the Governor, in addition to a physician, a Medical Advisory Board, and staff, SAC administers licenses, enforces rules and regulations, and ensures that medical and safety standards are being met. It provides training seminars for referees, judges, and inspectors, oversees hundreds of events annually across the state, and is committed to promoting and maintaining the health, safety and integrity of its regulated athletic activities. In addition, Governor Cuomo’s proposed 2016 Executive Budget expands the jurisdiction of the SAC to provide for the legalization and regulation of mixed martial arts (MMA) matches and exhibitions within the State of New York.

The Department of State is seeking qualified candidates for the temporary position of Project Coordinator for the New York State Athletic Commission to assist in building the organizational structure and capacity to regulate MMA. The hiring for this position is contingent upon enactment of legislation authorizing MMA.
A minimum of five years of professional experience related to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Experience working with another State Commission, a promoter of MMA events and/or a television network that regularly produces MMA events is preferred. The individual should also have strong computer skills, writing skills and interpersonal skills, and should have a broad base of contacts in the MMA industry.

Duties Description Under the direction of the Executive Director of the State Athletic Commission, the incumbent will assist the New York State Athletic Commission in creating the appropriate infrastructure in order to fulfill its proposed oversight function so that Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) will operate safely, efficiently and professionally. Toward that end, the individual must have broad experience in the regulation of MMA to assist in the establishment of MMA rules, to recruit competent officials, to recruit event inspectors and other staff, to help create an operations manual for the oversight of MMA, and to help address the system needs of the Athletic Commission in regulating the sport.

Additional Comments Position is temporary currently approved through 7/27/2017. Travel amount and hours for this position to be determined.

BASICS

Agency: State, Department of
Title: Project Coordinator
Occupational Category: Administrative or General Management
Salary Grade: Hourly
Bargaining Unit: PS&T – Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
Salary Range: From $55 to $55 Hourly
Employment Type: Full-Time
Appointment Type: Temporary
Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class
Travel: Percentage 10%

10Feb/16
Dennis Munson Jr.

Wisconsin Assembly approves bill to regulate all combat sports

The Assembly passed a bill Tuesday to regulate all unarmed combat sports that involve blows to the head, a measure introduced after the death of an amateur kickboxer in Milwaukee.

The bill passed on a voice vote without debate. The measure now moves to the Senate, where it will receive a committee hearing on Wednesday.

The bipartisan measure comes in the wake of the death of Dennis Munson Jr. who died after an unregulated kickboxing bout in Milwaukee in March 2014.

Munson, 24, collapsed after his fight at the Eagles Club and later died of complications from head trauma, according to the medical examiner.

Of Tuesday’s vote, Munson’s sister, Brandy Gee, said, “I am beyond overjoyed that the bill has been passed. I am truly thankful for everyone who saw the need to have this sport regulated after witnessing my brother’s tragic death. So many lives will be saved by what happened in Madison today… This is just the beginning.”

The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc), said it puts in place important safety protocols.

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09Feb/16
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28th Annual ABC Conference Agenda

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Officials Registration

Foyer, 2nd Floor

9:00 AM

4:30 PM

Boxing Official Judge Training – Duane Ford

Ballroom 2

9:00 AM

4:30 PM

MMA Official Judge Training – John McCarthy

Ballroom 3

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Officials Registration

Foyer, 2nd Floor

9:00 AM

4:30 PM

Boxing Official Referee Training – Jay Nady

Ballroom 2

9:00 AM

4:30 PM

MMA Official Ref Training – John McCarthy

Ballroom 3

6:00 PM

7:30 PM

Welcome & Personality Improvement Reception

Ballroom 4 or Plaza Area

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

7:45 AM

8:30 AM

Registration

Foyer, 2nd Floor

9:00 AM

9:10 AM

Welcome by NV Athletic Commission

Ballroom 2&3

9:10 AM

9:30 AM

Introduction of Members

Ballroom 2&3

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

Presentation of Boxing Registry RFP responses

Ballroom 2&3

10:30 AM

10:45 AM

15 Minute Break

10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Vendor Intro

Ballroom 2&3

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

Medical Presentation/ARP

Ballroom 2&3

11:30 AM

12:00 Noon

Medical Presentation/ Paramedic Training

Ballroom 2&3

 

12noon

1:30 PM

Lunch Break

On Your Own

1:30 PM

4:00 PM

Closed Session – Member Voting

Ballroom 2&3

Welcome Remarks – Michael Mazzulli

Rules Comm. Report (Boxing & MMA)/ Vote

Finance Committee Report/Vote

Medical Committee Report /Vote

Legislative Committee Update

Regional Director Updates /Vote

Previous Sanction Issues /Vote

Housekeeping/Previous Issues/Vote

4:00 PM

4:30 PM

Questions/Suggestions from Commissions

Ballroom 2&3

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

Updated Commission Regulation

Ballroom 2

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

Indian Affairs Committee

Ballroom 3

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

Inspector Guidelines/Forms-Mazzulli, Foster (Case Studies, Ethics, Lead Inspectors)

Ballroom 2&3

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

International Boxing Issues: headphones, weight classes, 30 sec. alarm/WBO-Suliaman

Ballroom 2&3

10:30 AM

10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM

11:15 AM

WSB/AIBA Recent Developments/Olympics

Ballroom 2&3

11:15 AM

11:45 AM

Rating Committee/IBF – Peoples

Ballroom 2&3

11:45 AM

12:00

noon

Matchmaking / Trampler

Ballroom 2&3

12noon

1:30 PM

Lunch Break

On Your Own

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

MMA Trends, Rules, & Updates/ McCarthy, MacDonald, Randy Coture, Jeremy Horn

Ballroom 2&3

2:30 PM

2:45 PM

ABC MMA Trainers Program & Pro Boxing Training Program

Ballroom 2&3

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

15 Minute Break

3:00 PM

4:30 PM

Voting Review for Wednesday’s Session

Ballroom 2&3

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

A Conversation with Art Davies – Happy Hour

Ballroom 2

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

9:00 AM

9:20 AM

USADA Drug Testing update and legalities

Ballroom 2&3

9:20 AM

9:40 AM

Jeff Novitzky Decoding PED Usage on Social Media

Ballroom 2&3

9:40 AM

10:00AM

Medical Committee, members, physician-based studies, drug collection

Ballroom 2&3

10:00 AM

10:15 AM

15 Minute Break

10:15 AM

11:30 AM

ARP –Weight Cutting, Lacerations, Concussion, Back-to-Play

Ballroom 2&3

11:30 AM

1:00 PM

Lunch Break

On Your Own

1:00 PM

4:30 PM

Member Voting by Ballot:

Ballroom 2&3

Professional Boxing Record Keeper RFP

WSB

Bylaw Update Vote

Transition Plans

Site Selection for 2017

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Ballroom 2,3,4

7:00 PM

11:00 PM

Annual Banquet

Surprise Boxing Legend Keynote speaker

Ballroom 2,3,4

Renown Referee Tony Weeks & his Doo-Wop Band provide LIVE entertainment

** As you can see from the details above, the Agenda is packed and reflects input anddesires from the Body. The ABC may need to rearrange to accommodate two other presentations not yet finalized. If the Agenda changes, you will be notified.

13Jan/16
Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

2016 ABC Conference – July 30-Aug 3 – Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, NV

2016 Annual Conference

REGISTRATION FORMS

Officials Training: July 30th and 31st
Association Meeting: August 1st – 4th
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
702-730-7777

The reservation link is posted below. The room rate, even after INCLUDING the Business Fee of $20 for Sunday through Wednesday, August 3 is still at the published CONUS rate. Room rate for 7/30 & 7/31 will be $120.00 per night. Please note, if you make reservations in any other way besides the link published below, you will be subject to the higher business fee of $33.50 per day. Make plans to attend and obtain approval for your travel as soon as possible since the number of rooms confirmed is the same as in San Diego and the Las Vegas Conference is sure to be the largest in some time.

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/XABC2016