Tuesday, May 14, 2019

8:00am-3:00pm Registration & Check-In

8:00am-9:00am Continental Breakfast

8:45am-9:00am Welcoming Remarks

9:00am-9:15am Coach of the Year Awards

9:15am-10:00am Keynote Presentation - Aaron McKie, 2019-20 Head Coach, Temple University Men’s Basketball

10:00am-10:30am Coffee & Networking Break

10:30am-11:20am Breakout Sessions

Intentional Culture Creation presented by Linda Schirmeister-Gess

Teaching Players to Manage Mind Chatter (2019 Coach’s Call Back Session) presented by Mitchell Greene

How to Use Imagery to Accelerate Skill Development and Manage Anxiety presented by Andrew Driska

11:40am-12:30pm Breakout Sessions

Effective Ways to Coach the Cool Kid presented by Monique Boykins

Building the Coach-Athletic Director Relationship presented by Mike Poploskie

Understanding and Fighting Player Burnout presented by Joe Crispin

Expert Panel: Understanding Trends in Athletic Development - Supporting the Philanthropic Endeavors of Your Coaches and Athletes

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies

Panelists: Amy Hever, Michele DeVicaris, Denise Sullivan & Julie Hirshey

Moderated by Rick Ridall

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch & Networking with Exhibitors

11:40am-12:30pm Breakout Sessions

Putting the Play Back Into Your Practice: An Intentional Approach to Designing Healthy Outcomes for Youth Players presented by Dontae Privette

Getting It Done: Developing Grit, Goal Setting and Gratitude presented by Richard Pogue

Changing a Culture: Creating Success When Taking Over a New Program presented by Davon Ortega

Micro-Learning Session: Inspiration - When, Where and How to Use It with Your Athletes

10-Minute Micro-Session Presenters: Tramaine Ellison, Matt George & Brian Perkins

Moderated by Amy Giddings

2:30pm-3:20pm Closing Keynote & Raffle - Lee Elias, Author, Entrepreneur, Coach

The 1% Difference: The Secret Ingredient All Great Teams Share

We all remember great sports stories. From underdogs who no one expected to compete to dynasty’s that define excellence, from youth, to college, to pro, from the women and girls to the men and boys, all great teams have a common thread – a defined team identity. 

In this interactive presentation we will revisit several of the greatest team sports stories ever told and explore how coaches can create an identity every year that will spur their team to victory no matter how you define the word.


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