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July 26-28, 2018
Yakima Convention Center
CONTACT:  Jennetta Blake
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Thursday, July 26

10:00am - 2:00pm First Aid/CPR Certification ($40)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Concussion Training (NO COST)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Early Check-in/Registration
4:00pm - 6:00pm Hands-on Taping and Lung Function Testing (NO COST)
Friday, July 27

8:00am - 8:45am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am Welcome/Introductions
9:00am - 9:50am
Dr. Coyte Cooper, Ph.D.

"Flip the Script: Four Steps to Radically Increase Productivity and Potential"

This keynote talk is designed to outline simple, impactful steps coaches can take to radically increase their productivity levels and perform to potential as a leader. It will teach attendees how to "flip the script" on counterproductive habits so they can be more balanced, motivated, intentional and passionate on a daily basis.
10:00am - 12:00pm Pole Vault Certification
10:00am - 10:50am
11:00am - 11:50am

Dr. Hannah Olson
University of Washington
"Communication Strategies to Build Team Culture"

This session will explore different ways that coaches can form and foster team culture through different communication channels. Coaches will explore how to develop a mastery climate and build relationships through the way they address their athletes.
Gerald Martens
"Athletic Liability:  What Every Coach Needs to Know"

We will discuss the liability exposures that athletic coaches and staff face and what to do to mitigate those risks.
Adrienne Moore
"Building Healthy Competition"

Learning to manage competition is one of the most valuable lessons that sports can teach. However, not every kid has the same experience or comfort with competition. This session walks participants through different ways to make competition accessible for all levels of athletes.
Jeff Blount
Mount Rainier HS
"Longevity in Coaching:  The Building Blocks of Your Coaching Style"

Motivation, your coaching style and Longevity in Coaching. Find out about your style. Are you who you say you are to your athletes? What are some building blocks that keep your athletes and parents motivated. How to collect the data to retain your athletes. How do we support a different generation of the best talent we have ever seen.
Dr. Dutch Franz "Optimize Athletic Performance with Visualization and Mental Rehearsal"

Elite athletes from Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin to US Olympic gold-medal skier Mikaela Shiffrin use visualization and mental rehearsal to improve performance and confidence. This session will teach coaches at all levels of sport the evidence-based science behind the practice, the difference between visualization and mental rehearsal, and how to use each to optimize the performance of their athletes.
Allie Ellison, RDN
Dairy Farmers of Washington
"Energy for Your Athletes: Is Carbo-Loading a Thing?"

Do your athletes complain of being tired or hungry? Before practice, after practice, or during the day, learn when is the best time to encourage athletes to prepare their bodies for the next big game or match. Plus, hear how one local district used their resources to provide nutrition education and healthy energy to their athletes at no extra cost.
Dr. Heidi Nordstrom
Gonzaga University
"High School Student-Athletes' Mental Health and Wellness"

The presenters will discuss the results of a study conducted by Gonzaga University in partnership with WIAA around the topic of high school coaches’ knowledge of student-athlete mental health topics. Participants will learn strategies for supporting their student-athletes in navigating challenges of mental health and sport.
Knox Burnett, MA, LMHC, CPT "The Integral Role of a Coach in Developing Mental Focus"

Regardless of how long you've coached, there are few things more frustrating than a player whose mental and emotional struggles keep them from reaching their athletic potential. As coaches we spend massive amounts of time developing our athletes' physical skills and capabilities, but we are often at a loss to what they need mentally and emotionally to thrive. This seminar will talk about the importance of these often-neglected aspects of our athletes' development and explain how coaches can channel mental and emotional energy to enhance performance and overall athlete health.
Mike Morgan
Proactive Coaching
"The Role of Parents in Athletics"

This is what all athletes would like to say to their parents if they could.
12:00pm - 12:50pm Lunch
Bruskland Award
Smart Choices Scholarship Presentation
1:00pm - 3:00pm Football Certification
1:00pm - 1:50pm
2:00pm - 2:50pm

Cletus Coffey "Life After Sports"

How would you feel knowing many of your athletes will end their sports careers only to find struggle, failure, pain, and depression in life after sports? Learn how to infuse into your philosophy and team culture the preparation of your athletes for life after sports.
Dr. Hannah Olson
University of Washington
"Supporting Healthy Gender Identity Through Sport"

Participation in sport can be a powerful place for young people to develop sense of self and identity. This session will discuss strategies for supporting both young women and men as they explore their gender and how they represent it through sport in a healthy way.
Adrienne Moore
"A Trauma-Sensitive Sports Practice"
There is growing research that points to the power of physical activity as a way for people exposed to trauma to reconnect with their body & reclaim control that was once lost. Sport is rooted in play, provides opportunities for emotional release, promotes social connection, & helps develop the prefrontal cortex. This session outlines promising practices for working with youth who have experienced trauma & presents strategies that can be applied universally across youth development fields.
Special Olympics of Washington  "Going Beyond Traditional Programming (Unified Sports)"
Creating a school climate where all students are accepted, respected, and included can be challenging. This session will focus on already designed programs and resources that can be taken back to each school to provide opportunities for students of all abilities to be engaged, connected, and activated on campus.
Dr. Dutch Franz "Building Poise and Mental Toughness in Athletes"
Micro-lapses in focus can cause dropped balls, missed goals, and increased penalties that can mean the difference between a win or a loss. Learn how to reduce these lapses by building poise and mental toughness in your athletes. Coaches will learn methods to apply immediately in practice to increase performance and distress tolerance techniques to build poise even in the most stressful game-time situations.
Dr. Sara Lopez
University of Washington
"Parent-Coach Partnerships for Athlete Success"
A close look at the roles and expectations between parents and coaches that can support and enrich the student experience. Building on core practices of our Ambitious Coaching curriculum, this session will provide strategies to develop a more effective partnership.
Marty Fortin
"Team Building"

Join us for time trusted activities that help build a successful team. You can play or you can watch as we demonstrate activities for small and large groups of participants.
Dan Taylor
"Culturally Responsive Coaching"
This workshop is dedicated to guiding coaches on implementing best practices in their efforts to lead student-athletes of all backgrounds. This generation needs us to examine our "old school" ways of coaching and use strategies that work well for athletes and coaches to succeed in encouraging cooperative relationships.
3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dr. Colleen Hacker, Ph.D.
"The Secret of the Slight Edge: Adopting an Olympic Mindset"

As a member of the Coaching Staff for six Olympic Games, countless World Championships and World Cup Finals, today's session will focus on several essential principles that coaches can cultivate to achieve excellence in sport. These elements can be mastered and adopted by athletes and teams at any level and in any sport.
4:00pm - 6:00pm Coaches Social - Red Lion Hotel Pool
Saturday, July 28

8:00am - 8:50am Continental Breakfast/Updates
9:00am - 12:00pm Dance/Drill Certification*, Cheer Certification*, Swim/Dive Certification
*Minimum of six (6) registrants needed to conduct these certifications.
9:00am - 9:50am
10:00am - 10:50am

Cletus Coffey "The Healthy Coach"

The coaching burn out is real. We are losing too many good coaches to the stress and poor work-life balance of high school sports. Learn how to create the coaching lifestyle you want and leave the legacy you desire for your family and athletes.
Brett McDaniel
Sumner SD
"Mind and Elite Performance"

Learn secrets from the best athletes and mental conditioning coaches in the world on how to decrease your athletes anxiety and increase their performance in life and sport. Install an inner game within your game today.
Dr. Phillip Morgan
Washington State University
"Basic Coaching Principles for the Beginning Team Sport Coach"

This presentation will offer some tips and pointers for the beginning team sport coach. Areas covered will be basic management and organizational principles for practices and contests, dealing with sport officials, and parental-coach relationships. University level students are encouraged to attend if they are just beginning their coaching careers, as well as either first or second year coaches. Beginning coaches of individual sports can also benefit.
Steve Bridge "Hot Topics Facing Coaches"

This presentation will cover a few of the legal issues facing coaches. The topics were selected from current legal investigations or settlements.
Justine McClure
Suicide Prevention
"Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention"

A community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.
Star Murray "Building Relationships for Social Justice and Equity"

In this session, participants will explore the importance of integrating perspectives on diversity, equity, and social justice in their work in order to engage students and build relationships.
Kerry Gustafson "Answers from an Athletic Trainer to Questions All Coaches Ask"
As a coach you face a handful of questions every practice and competition: Do my athletes know the difference between sore and injured? Should I pull this athlete from a drill for a few minutes or the rest of practice? If they are not injured but something's still not right, how can I recognize what it could be, and what can I have them do while they sit out a few minutes that will improve their condition?
Erica Quam "Build a Team That Can Weather the Storms of the Season"

Learn common mistakes coaches make in their approach to team-building. Create a framework that helps you understand what your athletes need from you during the different stages of team development - Identify specific activities you can do during your season that will help your team move to the next phase.
11:00am - 11:50am  

WIAA Staff Presentations
11:50am - 12:10pm Lunch
12:10pm - 1:00pm
Angela Brown
"How to Foster Trust as a Leader"

Before you can lead others, you must first learn to lead your own life. Learn to tap into your Personal Leadership Power to gain influence, credibility and trust with team members. Taught by someone who built a multi-million dollar enterprise in 3 1/2 years.

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