Donna Ambrogi | Founder, Kyle Ambrogi Foundation


Maintaining Wellness in a World with Suicide in our Schools

Donna, Founder of the Ambrogi Foundation, will discuss the reality of suicide in our schools and special concerns for student-athlete populations. She will review warning signs, advise how to begin the hard conversation to confront concerns, and the importance of maintaining wellness.

Carter Caplan | Co-leader, UMTTR


Suicide Prevention: Messages of Hope, Help and Strength

UMTTR's presentation will focus on communicating, educating and motivating others to learn and use the five signs of emotional suffering as identified by The Campaign to Change Direction in Mental Health.  Using the five signs, Sue & Carter will discuss how to notice if a friend, loved one, or you may be showing signs of emotional struggle.  


Joe D'Orazio | Offensive Quality Control/Assistant Wide Receivers Coach, Philadelphia Eagles


Coaching to Create a Canvas: Not what to DO, but who to BE

There will be so many great talks today focused on ACTIONABLE STEPS - about how you can change what you DO to be a better coach, leader, or teacher.  This talk will turn that inside out – who do you need to BE to be a better coach, leader, or teacher.

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Lee M.J. Elias | Author, Entrepreneur, Coach, Game Seven Group


Creating and Sustaining a Championship Culture

Tactics and talent are needed to win. What if I told you there was another piece to the puzzle that was just as, if not more, necessary in order to become a champion? Lee will take you through how he has helped turn multiple teams who were in a downward spiral into championship caliber clubs in a short time by synchronizing excellence through creating and maintaining a team bond. Based on his new book, "WIN: What Every Team Needs to Know to Create a Championship Culture", he will share his step-by-step approach to building a team that can win championships. 


Mariana Folco | Up2Us Sports



Marybeth Freeman | Head Coach, Field Hockey, Temple University


Program Management

Marybeth will explore different ways to manage coaching staffs and keep your team empowered and enthused using progressive teaching methods. She will also discuss the importance of balancing the schedule to ensure student athlete wellness throughout your season.

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Dr. Angie Fifer | Sport Psychology Coordinator, Drexel University Athletics


A Team Effort: The Mental Game of Coaching

While incredibly rewarding, the profession of coaching can be stressful and at times lonely. Sport psychology professionals are not only a resource for teams and individual athletes, but a valuable, trustworthy resource for coaches and support staff as well.

Sport psychology practitioners can be a sounding board to bounce ideas off of, provide honest and constructive feedback, and can help coaches to manage their own stress through adversity.

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Erin Glaser | Leadership Consultant, Ever Upwards Leadership


A Practical Guide to Building Team Culture & Effective Leaders

While most coaches feel confident in developing the technical skills of their team and physical conditioning, often what they find most challenging is how to build their team culture and develop leadership within their student-athletes.  This session presents a real-life case study on 'how-to' develop these areas of your program. Discussion will feature creating positive team dynamics, developing leaders and how to develop good followers.


Theresa Giunta | Mental Skills Trainer and Performance Consultant, Summit Consulting


Facilitating Leadership: How to Inspire Autonomous Athletes within your Program

"Leadership is not about you being in the spotlight, it is about being the spotlight for others.”

The goal of facilitating leadership in athletes will help instill the values of the coaches to the rest of the team by developing a common philosophy, language, and determining the type of leadership qualities one possess. Throughout this workshop, coaches will learn new strategies to guide their philosophies in developing their players as leaders.


Fritz Hamburg | Head Coach, Baseball, Saint Joseph's University


Team Building Challenges: Guiding Athletes to Find their Edge

Beginning in the fall of 2013, SJU Baseball began a process in an effort for our players and coaching staff to discover our personal core values and how those qualities could and would impact our program. 

The most powerful and rewarding part of our journey was not knowing where it would take us.  Through various team and individual exercises, Team Pillars were created, which stand today as our guiding force in all that we do. 

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Gabe Infante | Head Football Coach/Associate Athletic Director, St. Joseph's Prep


The Art of Coaching

In this presentation, one will learn to find a voice and personal philosophy on coaching.  This will create a powerful and effective synergy between your individual beliefs and those that pertain to your coaching.  We will compare the Science of Coaching to the skills and attributes that can help transcend your skills and styles as a coach.


Rob Irvine | Head Men's Soccer Coach, Lasalle University


AIM Coaching Process: Analyze - Involve – Model

Coaching is a continuous cyclical process that develops and challenges athletes to build on incremental improvements towards ultimately achieving success. The AIM Coaching Model proposes a framework that coaches begin with and continuously apply in their daily work. It is a three phase, continuous process of situation analysis, direct participant involvement, and behavior modeling.

Jon Joaquin | Director, Youth Baseball Development, Philadelphia Phillies


OPPORTUNITY & ENGAGEMENT: The Development of an Athlete

The development of an athlete during their scholastic career plays a vital role to what direction he or she may follow with their athletic talent. We must not limit our youth, but instead, provide and help empower them to take advantage of all the opportunities that are presented to them. After all, the natural talent that they possess creates their own success.

Crystal Keelan | Head Coach, Penn Charter Aquatic Club (PCAC)


Progression of the Elite Level Athlete

What are the keys to success in developing an elite level athlete in an individual sport? What does it look like to working together as a team to set high standards day in and day out when working with athletes on accepting obstacles, embracing the journey, and stepping up to the next level?

Mike Kelly | Head Coach, Football, Widener University


No Longer JUST Coaching: External Factors Affecting Head Coaches

Coaching is so much more than just coaching. There are many external factors in today’s world of athletics that affect coaches. These factors result in the creation of alternate revenue streams for their programs. Everything from marketing fundamentals, fundraising, advertising, partnerships, and sponsorships will be discussed.


Patrick McLaughlin | Assistant Athletic Director/Individual Giving, Temple University


Rethinking Fundraising: Empowering your Sport

At times the inherent ultra-competitive nature of successful athletes and coaches, can prove to be a barrier to asking for help. Together, we will aim to reframe a few of the common misconceptions around asking for support. Also, we will consider how developing a habit of philanthropy at all levels can create a sustainable impact for the overall health of your sport.


Tim Moyer | Head Coach, Women's Volleyball, Philadelphia University


Fitting in the Fitness

Tim will review how to fit more fitness in with your teams without compromising their practice or game performance. Everyone wants their teams to be more fit but without sacrificing crucial practice or recovery time! We will review how to incorporate off season and in season programming to ensure your athletes are as fit as possible over the long season. 


John Nostrant | Athletic Director/Head Lacrosse Coach, Haverford School


Building a Winning Culture through Effective Communication & Motivation

How does one create a coaching philosophy that works for all stakeholders?
This talk will center around how proper communication with players and parents will yield maximal performance.


Claire Perry | Up2Us Sports


Kevin Quinn | Former Head Coach (49 yrs), Track & Cross Country, Saint Joseph's University


A Coaching Philosophy

Coaching is all about the athletes, not you. 
Coaching is all about you.
Coaching is all about being knowledgeable and communicating that knowledge.
Coaching is all about being positive.
You must know when it’s time to go.

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Sue Rosenstock | Leader, UMTTR


Suicide Prevention: Messages of Hope, Help and Strength

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students.  Umttr’s presentation will focus on communicating, educating and motivating others to learn and use the five signs of emotional suffering as identified by The Campaign to Change Direction in Mental Health. 
Using the five signs, Sue & Carter will discuss how to notice if a friend, loved one, or you may be showing signs of emotional struggle.  


Celia Slater | Athletics Strategist, Creative Coaching Visionary &Impassioned Leader, True North Sports


How to Build Team Trust: It All Starts with You

Trust is a big issue on teams and between people. Many coaches say it is one of the most important factors for success and yet very few coaches or athletes can describe it, define it or assess what they are doing to build trust or destroy trust within their team.

In this session we will discuss trust, define it and share some of the best resources out there that can help us build it with others and maybe even more importantly, how to build it with ourselves.


Brandon Slay | Head Coach/Executive Director | Pennsylvania Regional Training Center, Wrestling


Public Speaking Proficiency & Fluency

As a coach, just like you can't wing it going into a competition, you can't become proficient in public speaking without a detailed plan.
 In this presentation, Brandon will provide a proven strategy that will maximize your public speaking ability for the rest of your life.

Matt Valenti | Assistant Athletic Director for Recruiting, University of Pennsylvania 


How Best to Support Your High School Athletes Through the College Recruiting Process

Navigating the college recruiting landscape can be a challenge for high school students. The goal is to help our youth & scholastic coaches become well-educated guides and mentors.

We will talk about what Division I college coaches are looking for from their prospects and from their coaches, and relevant NCAA rules. How to help your athletes find the right school for them and how to navigate the noise of the recruiting world.