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Summer Coaches' School

Event Schedule

The MSU Summer Coaches' School is a two-day event on the campus of Michigan State University. The following times may be adjusted slightly as the event approaches.

If you are a coach working in a MHSAA-affiliated school, this event serves as levels 7 and 8 for the MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program (CAP) and provides 12 hours of SCECH credit. Additional registration and payment is required for CAP 7 and 8.

Monday June 19, 2017



8:00am - 8:30am: - Brody Classrooms

Registration and Check-In


Session 1: 8:30am - 9:45am: - Brody Classrooms

Conference Opening; Creating culture and vision for a program

Dr. Andrew Driska, Michigan State University


9:45am - 10:00am



Session 2: 10:00am - 11:30am: - Brody Classrooms -- participants will be broken into groups and assigned rooms accordingly

Breakout sessions on vision and culture; Planning and Programming for Success

Work with group facilitators: Karen Collins, Andy Driska, Karl Erickson, Dan Gould, Scott Pierce


11:30am - 12:30pm: - Brody Square



Session 3: 12:30pm – 2:00pm - Brody Classrooms

Finding strength in our differences – working with a diverse team

Dr. Andrew Mac Intosh, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)


2:00pm – 2:15pm:



Session 4: 2:15pm – 3:15pm: - Brody Classrooms


Building mentally tough athletes without getting fired

Dr. Scott Pierce, Illinois State University


3:15pm – 3:30pm:



Session 5: 3:30pm – 4:30pm: - Brody Classrooms

Dealing with Athletic Politics

Shelley Appelbaum, MSU Executive Associate Athletic Director

Jacquie Joseph, MSU Softball Head Coach


4:30pm – 5:00pm:



Session 6: 5:00pm – 7:00pm: - Kellogg Center, Red Cedar Room

Life Journeys Dinner – experienced coaches will share their stories and important lessons-learned

Dewayne Jones, Athletic Director of Detroit PAL

Bill McCullen, Women's Head Basketball Coach at DeWitt High School


Tuesday June 20, 2017



Session 7: 8:30am - 9:45am: - Brody Classrooms

Principles of developing and refining athletic skill

Dr. Tony Moreno, Eastern Michigan University


9:45am – 10:00am:



Session 8: 10:00am - 11:15am: - Brody Classrooms

Optimal physical conditioning

Dr. Joey Eisenmann, USA Football


11:15am - 12:30pm: - Brody Square



Session 9: 12:30pm – 3:00pm: - Brody Classrooms-- Participants return to same small groups from Monday morning

Goal setting and communication

Work with group facilitators: Karen Collins, Andy Driska, Karl Erickson, Dan Gould, Scott Pierce


Session 10: 3:00pm – 4:00pm: - Brody Classrooms

Talk is cheap – identifying your strategies for the next season

Dr. Andrew Driska, Michigan State University