Teaching Moral Courage

Free panel discussion

Topic How to use current events as teachable moments
Time 9:30 to 10:30 AM
Date Wednesday, October 19
Moderator Tim Leighton, Communications Coordinator, MSHSL
Panelists Larry McKenzie, Head Coach, North Community HS Boys Basketball
Jazmin Danielson, Beyond Walls: Urban Squash Twin Cities
Neal Hagberg, Director, Tennis and Life Camps at Gustavus
Crystal Flint, Head Coach, North Community HS Girls Basketball
Host Innovative Office Solutions
Address 1000 Kristen Court, Vadnais Heights
Co-sponsor Positive Coaching Alliance – Minnesota

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Educating and Communicating with Parents

Practical Strategies for Youth Sports Leaders

What Free panel discussion and networking opportunity
For Youth sports administrators, organizers, coaches, officials and parents
When 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
May 18, 2016
Where Helen Young Room
Southdale Library
7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
Who Mark Arjes, Co-founder and Director of Youth 1st, Assistant Baseball Coach at Owatonna HS
Jessica Christopherson, Ice Sports Programming Coordinator at the Schwan Super Rink, Minnesota Hockey Coach-in-Chief
Katie Hanneman, Positive Coaching Alliance – Minnesota workshop presenter, former Women’s Head Golf Coach at the University of Minnesota.
Phil Johnson, Minnesota Youth Soccer Association Coach Education, Parents and Coaches Together (PACT) workshop presenter. Elementary teacher and high school soccer coach for 32 years. Now retired.
Moderated by Christine Nickels, Director of Community Tennis, USTA Northern.
Bring Your insights and questions
Questions Mark Erickson, SAM President, SportsAllianceMN@gmail.com

Officials in Youth Sports

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What Free panel discussion on officials in youth sports
For Youth sports administrators, organizers, coaches, officials and parents
When 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
January 20, 2016
Where St. Louis Park Library
3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park
Who Harold Buck, Lacrosse Officials’ Assigner and Trainer; Fencing and ocean rowing coach
Kevin Merkle, Director of Officials, MSHSL; Former coach and official
Kelly Taylor, Youth Development Director, Tonka United Soccer Association
Deb Weinreis, Recreational Sports Manager, MNRPA; Basketball and volleyball official
Topics Improving the relationship between coaches and officials
Recruiting and retaining officials
Understanding the official’s perspective
Teaching players to interact with officials
Handling the problem parent
What you want to address
Bring Your insights and questions
Questions Mark Erickson, SAM President, SportsAllianceMN@gmail.com

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Youth Sports Specialization

What
Panel discussion and networking – FREE
For
Youth sports administrators, organizers, coaches, and parents
Topic
Youth sports specialization
When
Wednesday, October 28, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where
Rose Room, Roseville Skating Center
2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville
Who
Kevin Merkle, Associate Director, Minnesota State High School League
Dr. Heather Bergeson, TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Sports Medicine & Pediatrics
Guy “Goose” Gosselin, USA Hockey, American Development Model
Eric Klein, U of M Football, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Bring
Questions, business cards, and coffee or snack to get you through the hour
RVSP
Mark Erickson, SAM President, sportsalliancemn@gmail.com.

SAM Sport Specialization flyer

Youth Sports Summit

YouthSportsSummitPositive Coaching Alliance-Minnesota will host its inaugural Youth Sports Summit, themed “Youth sports – creating champions in sports and life,” on September 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cargill campus in Hopkins. The summit will provide a forum for meaningful discussion of current issues in youth sports and how we can improve the experience for all youth.

The event will feature a panel discussion, which includes nine-year Major League Baseball veteran and former Minnesota Twin Corey Koskie, former Minnesota Viking Ben Leber, PCA Chief Impact Officer Tina Syer, and Minnesota Twins sports psychologist Rick Aberman. Cost of attendance is $20 if purchased before Sept. 1 and is $35 beginning on Sept. 1. All attendees will receive a PCA book and light refreshments will be provided. To buy tickets, click here.

Recruiting and Training Youth Coaches

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What: Panel discussion and networking – FREE
For: Youth sports administrators, organizers, and coaches
Topic: Recruiting and training youth coaches
When: Wednesday, March 25, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Rockford Road Library, 6401 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, MN 55427
Who:
Dawson Blanck, Executive Director, Trusted Coaches, MYAS
Dave Golan, Soccer Partnerships Manager, Sanneh Foundation
Troy Pearson, Trainer, Positive Coaching Alliance – Minnesota
Bring: Questions, business cards, and coffee/snack to get you through the hour
RVSP: Mark Erickson, SAM President, sportsalliancemn@gmail.com.

SAM Recruiting and Training Youth Coaches Flyer

Relationships in Youth Sports

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What: Panel discussion and networking – FREE
For: Youth sports administrators, organizers, and coaches
Topic: Relationships between coaches and athletes and between teammates
When: Wednesday, January 21, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington
Who: See event flyer
Bring: Questions, business cards, and coffee/snack to get you through the hour

SAM Relationship Flyer