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Sunshine State Athletic Conference

The Sunshine State Athletic Conference (SSAC) is a high school athletic organization made up of schools located throughout Florida. The SSAC offers multiple sports focused on promoting good sportsmanship and fair play for participants, while maintaining high standards, a level playing field and the opportunity for success for all its members and student-athletes! The SSAC originally started as a single sport in 2008. Since our humble beginnings, the SSAC has grown to now offer Varsity Football(11-man & 8-man), Baseball, Softball, Golf, Cross Country, Indoor Volleyball, Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball, Girls Beach Volleyball, Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer and E-Sports. 


Even with the phenomenal growth across all sports, our members continue to enjoy unmatched opportunities, great experiences, quality competition and unrivaled parity, while receiving personalized customer service and assistance. The SSAC proudly services 150+ member schools across Florida.

SSAC Volleyball Inv. Sept 9/10 2022

The tourney is almost full!! Contact Steph Martin for more information.

Registration Deadlines

Fall Registration deadline: 

August 1st, 2022

*Deadlines dependent on spots available in each league.

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SSAC Welcomes New Partner AstroTurf

The SSAC is excited to be partnering with AstroTurf! For athletes and sports enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport, and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams, and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at


Sunshine State Athletic Conference and Varsity Sports Network Join Forces

The SSAC is so excited to announce our long term partnership with the Varsity Sports Network to broadcast and produce all of our championship events, as well as, shows leading up to those events. This partnership is a huge step forward for the SSAC and our members, coaches and athletes. By partnering with VSN, our member schools will have the opportunity to get the exposure and recognition they deserve and need. We are looking forward to a great year! 

The SSAC is Competition Without Compromise! 

Sunshine State Athletic Conference and Varsity Sports Network Join Forces

Mark Marsala Joins The SSAC

The Sunshine State Athletic Conference (SSAC) is excited to announce the addition of Mark Marsala as the NEW Director of Athletic Operations for the organization. Mark comes to the SSAC with over 32 years of athletic coaching and administration experience at the high school level in Florida. 

Mark recently retired as the Athletic Director at the Seacrest Country Day School in Naples Florida, but also served in that role at St. John Neumann High School and South Fort Myers High School over the past 26 years. Along with his experience as an Athletic Director, he brings extensive experience in the high school athletic association area. Mark served with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) as President of the Board of Directors (2015-2017), as well as, the Chairman of Operations for the Board of Directors, a Board of Directors Member, a Section Appeals Committee Member, a Representative Assembly Member and a Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Member. 

Mark also has served with the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (FIAAA) and as the President of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. 

“With focus and integrity, I have worked diligently over the past 32 years, to ensure that high school sports are safe, fair, and most importantly a positive experience for our school communities,” Said Mark Marsala. “I look forward to leading an organization that shares my values and goals.”

Mark graduated from Kean University with a Bachelors in Management Science and from Nova Southeastern with a Masters in Physical Education. He is married to his wife Jennifer and has 3 children, Mark, Meghan and Marissa, as well as grandson, Lorenzo.  

“The SSAC could not get a more experienced and principled person to lead this organization forward,” stated Stuart Weiss, President of the SSAC. “With our expansion of sport offerings and significant growth in membership, Mark is the perfect person to ensure the high standards and fair play that has made the SSAC so successful!”

SSAC Partnership Announcement

S2 Pass the new exclusive digital ticketing provider for the SSAC

S2 Pass is delighted to announce that we are now the exclusive digital ticketing provider and proud partner of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference. Our organization is honored to take on this role, and we will take every necessary step to ensure that every student, fan, and school staff member is provided with the highest quality experience possible. With the assistance of the incredibly professional, diligent, and morally cognizant leadership team for the SSAC, we believe there is no limit to what we can accomplish for our communities and families.

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Coca-Cola Beverages Florida and BodyArmor

TAMPA, FL – The Sunshine State Athletic Conference (SSAC) is proud to announce new sponsors – Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) and BodyArmor.  The Sunshine State Athletic Conference represents 150 member schools located throughout the state of Florida. Coke Florida is the local independent Coca-Cola bottler and BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink that provides superior hydration. Coke Florida is the local distributor for BodyArmor which will now hydrate Sunshine State Conference athletes and champions.

 “This is an exciting time for the SSAC to partner with Coke Florida and BODYARMOR.  We look forward to our member schools being able to provide superior hydration BODYARMOR to match our superior competition for student-athletes for many years to come,” stated Stuart Weiss, SSAC President.

Joe Gentry, Coke Florida’s VP, Marketing said “Coke Florida is proud to be a sponsor of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference. We are equally proud of our partnership with BodyArmor and to support the communities where we live, work, and play with great products”. 


  “BODYARMOR Sports Drink is proud to partner with the Sunshine State Athletic Conference and its member schools to provide communities and student athletes with superior hydration when they need it most. Sports drinks were created in the state of Florida and it’s telling that BODYARMOR is now the sports drink of choice for the SSAC as we continue to change the game" said Michael Fedele, VP, Marketing, BODYARMOR. 


The SSAC originally started as a single sport organization in 2008. The SSAC has grown to now offer Varsity Football (11-Man & 8-Man), Middle School Football, Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball, Girls Beach Volleyball, Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer, Girls Indoor Volleyball (2021). Even with the phenomenal growth across all sports, our members continue to enjoy great experiences, quality competition and unrivaled parity, while receiving personalized customer service and assistance. The SSAC proudly serves 150+ member schools across Florida, making the SSAC the largest independent High School athletic conference in the state.  



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SSAC New Social Media Partner-GIPPER MEDIA

We would like to welcome Gipper, our new Social Media sponsor to the SSAC family! We are excited to partner with them to bring a new and fresh look to our social media platforms!

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