The NACAD was founded in 1950 with nine member clubs. The organization has grown to serve the needs of the country's leading athletic clubs and today lists clubs from all sectors of the United States and Canada..
The North American Association of Club Athletic Directors (NACAD) advances the profession of private club management by fulfilling the educational and related needs of its members through sharing best industry practises, core values and strategic principles. This will enable its members to enhance the total athletic club image throughout the continent.
Our Mission is to provide a distinguished private club association that promotes best practices and consistent performance standards and ethics for Private Club Athletic Directors.
The purpose of the NACAD is to provide the member clubs and their Athletic Directors with resources, tools and current information related to the private athletic club industry that will assist the membership to continuously improve and provide their Club members with a comprehensive private club experience.