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Coaches Summit focusing on creating fun & healthy competition is looking for workshop presenters

October 2, 2019 – News

The Zach Gordon Youth Center is hosting an all-day Coaches Summit on November 9 at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 2019 Coaches Summit: Connect. Play. Change The Game provides a day of professional development and connection for youth coaches in Juneau and around Southeast Alaska. If you’re interested in presenting at the summit, workshop proposals are due October 9.

The goal of the summit is to give coaches the tools for creating sports programs that both support youth in connecting, growing, and competing, and enhance youths’ lives moving into the future. The keynote speaker is John O’Sullivan, founder of the Changing The Game Project and author of several books on coaching youth sports. A leader in the field of youth sports, O’Sullivan is nationally recognized for his focus on fun and healthy competition over winning.

To present at the summit, submit a workshop proposal by Wednesday, October 9. Areas of interest include trauma-informed coaching, culturally responsive coaching, creating positive relationships with families, identifying substance abuse in youth, program management, behavior management, and inclusive coaching for youth with disabilities.

Registration to attend the Coaches Summit is currently open.

For more information, contact City and Borough of Juneau Youth Services Manager Jorden Nigro at 907-586-0456 or jorden.nigro@juneau.org.