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Coach Boh | Founder, A.C.E. Academy

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Who, What & Why?

The questions to ask your athlete to build trust and relationship with them. These questions will have the athlete take evaluation of themselves now and where they want to be tomorrow and also how to bridge the gap between the two. The Who, What, and Why helps with having athletes commit to programs, commit to their goals, creates focus and clarity on who they are today, who they want to be tomorrow, who can help them get there, what they have to do to get there, and WHY they want to get there. This will have the coaches and athletes on the same page to achieve everyone goals.

 
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Monique Boykins | Head Girls Basketball Coach, Lower Merion High School

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How to Successfully Motivate the “Cool Kid”

Have you ever coach a student-athlete that feels they are too good to be coached? This session will discuss the personality of the “Cool Kid” on your team and the origins of the attitude. Attendees will learn strategies to motivate these types of athletes and guide them into a leadership role.

 

Melissa Cruice | Assistant Athletic Trainer & Compliance Coordinator, Haverford College

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Minding the Maze: Guiding Your Student Athletes from High School to College

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Tramaine Ellison | Assistant Track and Field Coach, Temple University

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Inspiration: When, Where and How to Use It With Your Student Athletes

This session features four 10-minute micro-presentations highlighting strategies to inspire and motivate your team. Topics include fearlessness through mindfulness, messages that guide and inspire athletes and teams, expressing a daily sense of urgency and the reiteration of stated goals.

 
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Matt George | Athletic Administrator/Head Basketball Coach, KIPP Lanning Square

Matt George is the Athletic Administrator and serves as the Head Boys Basketball Coach for KIPP Lanning Square the past four years. As the Head Boys Basketball Coach, Matt's teams have gone undefeated in the past three seasons winning three straight Camden City Championships.

In 2017, Matt was named Jr. NBA Coach of the Year, which is awarded to a coach who makes a positive impact on children by demonstrating outstanding integrity, character and leadership. In 2018, Matt was named the PCC Youth Coach of the Year. Matt is also a Certified NIAAA Athletic Administrator and holds a USA Gold Basketball Coach license.

Matt makes his home in Philadelphia, PA where he lives with his wife Melissa and one-year-old daughter Emma Rose.  

Inspiration: When, Where and How to Use It With Your Student Athletes

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.

 
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Mitchell Greene, Ph.D. | Owner, GreenePysch Clinical & Sport Psychology

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2019 Coach's Call Back - Each year, the presenter receiving the most positive feedback will be invited to return the following year for a Coach's Call Back - a repeat of their session from the previous year.  Dr. Greene will be repeating his 2018 Philadelphia Coaches Conference presentation for this year's attendees. 

Teaching Players to Manage Mind Chatter

At some point in every season, players will doubt and second-guess themselves to the point where their game-day performances won’t meet expectations. In this workshop, coaches will learn practical techniques to help players manage their “mind chatter” so they can perform despite negative self-talk and sabotaging self-statements.

 
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Amy Hever | Executive Director, Philadelphia 76ers Social Responsibility

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Understanding Trends in Athletic Development – Supporting the Philanthropic Endeavors of Your Coaches and Athletes

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Davon Ortega | Head Softball Coach, Rider University

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Changing a Culture: Creating Success When Taking Over a New Program

This session will examine how to successfully change a culture or be successful when being hired at a new program. Coach Ortega will discuss how to create trust and belief in your system in order to create a successful team culture.

 
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Brian Perkins | Head Coach, Temple University Men’s Crew

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Inspiration: When, Where and How to Use It With Your Athletes

This session features four 10-minute micro-presentations highlighting strategies to inspire and motivate your team. Topics include fearlessness through mindfulness, messages that guide and inspire athletes and teams, expressing a daily sense of urgency and the reiteration of stated goals.

 
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Richard Pogue | Senior Staff Member and Training Coordinator, Youth Mentoring Partnership

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Getting It Done: Developing Grit, Goal Setting and Gratitude

This session will address three actions and attitudes needed for coaches to “get it done”. Attendees in this session will learn how to develop “Grit” within your team culture; dive into S.M.A.R.T. goal setting and how you can apply this to any sport-specific, academic or social-behavioral goals of your student-athletes; and learn how Deliberate Acts of Gratitude can positively affect your team, beyond just your players

 
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Mike Poploskie, CMAA | Athletic Director, Mastery Pickett & Commissioner of MPAA

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Building the Coach-Athletic Director Relationship

During this session we will look at the unique strategies for building and maintaining a positive relationship with your athletic director. Suggestions will be given to help repair any difficult relationships that you might experience in your athletic department. You will hear from both the athletic director's point of view and the coach's point of view.

 

Dontae Privette | President, Kinsessing Road Runners

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Linda Schirmeister-Gess | Director of Development, Strive: How You Lead Matters

Linda joined the Strive team full-time in December 2016. Her affiliation with the organization runs deep; as a student-athlete she attended Strive’s leadership academy in the summer of 2005, and returned in a coaching capacity in 2010. She then went on to Co-Direct the girls’ soccer program for six years. Linda has facilitated leadership development and culture building sessions with key Strive clients including TeenSHARP, The Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Virginia Beach Public Schools and Tower Hill School. Schirmeister-Gess joins Strive after an eight year college coaching career, most recently at Emory & Henry College (E&H), in Emory, VA. While at E&H, in addition to serving as the Head Womens’ Soccer Coach, Linda designed and taught a leadership and culture engagement class for all resident advisors.

Linda has been actively involved in community work throughout her life. The following are a few examples of many: In Pittsburgh, she worked at George Junior Republic with incarcerated male youth, established and ran a Girls on The Run program for two years in Emory, VA, led an E&H student service projects to Haiti and New Orleans, participated in a 4-month service trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has delivered workshops at many organizations that serve disadvantaged youth including, Summer Learning Collaborative, Tyler’s Camp, Nativity Preparatory School, Delaware Futures and more. Linda was a four year scholarship athlete at Slippery Rock University, where she earned a BS in Psychology in 2010. In 2016, Linda earned her Masters in Recreation & Sport Sciences from Ohio University.

Intentional Culture Creation

One of the most difficult challenges leaders face is generating and maintaining buy-in for new programs and ideas. This challenge, experienced by administrators, teachers and students alike creates frustration, dissension and ultimately apathy.

This interactive workshop will provide the research and tools for getting your constituents “on the bus, and in the right seats,” J. Collins, Good to Great. Simply put, participants will leave knowing how to create buy in through the process of intentional culture creation.

 
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Denise Sullivan | Vice President, Flyers Charities

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Understanding Trends in Athletic Development – Supporting the Philanthropic Endeavors of Your Coaches and Athletes

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Terry Ward, M.Ed. | Program Manager, School District of Philadelphia

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Minding the Maze: Guiding Your Student Athletes from High School to College

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