Have questions? Contact Coach Linder klinder@aspirehighersports.com or 330.221-5197

AHS LEARNING TO LEAD SEMINAR JANUARY 20TH

AHS Leadership Training for HS Female Athletes
MLK Day Monday, January 20th
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
at Walsh Jesuit High School

Start Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

ASPIRE HIGHER SPORTS LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR FEMALE HS ATHLETES

The goal of this Aspire Higher Sports Seminar is to help female athletes develop an understanding of how to be better leaders. This seminar is designed to give athletes ideas and action strategies to help them be a positive influence on their team’s success. We want to teach leaders to lead through awareness and action.

SEMINAR/WORKSHOP DATE: MLK Day Monday, January 20th 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Athletes must bring their own lunch.

PROGRAM COORDINATORS: Sheilah Gulas retired Softball Coach from Ashland University; Julie Jones former University of Akron and CSU Softball Coach; Karen Linder retired Softball and Basketball Coach from KSU and Ashland University; Lori Bodnar, retired KSU Assistant Basketball Coach; Jessica Toocheck, Medina High School Softball Coach; Tony Scibelli, Walsh High School Softball Coach.

LOCATION: Walsh Jesuit High School, 4550 Wyoga Lake Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224

FORMAT WILL BE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING:
HS and college coaches along with former collegiate leaders/captains giving presentations, leading round table discussions, and facilitating group activities that address how to be an effective leader. This is interactive, not lectured based.

DISCUSSION TOPICS:
*Communication with coaches, teammates, school personnel, and umpires reinforcing team culture, standards, and accountability.
*Create a vision and mission for your team that emphasizes we over me, including standards of operation.
*Leadership qualities and responsibilities. Identify your leadership style
Leading by example
Being a vocal leader
*Conflict management – solving issues, enforcing standards, handling conflict.
*Confidence, where it comes from.

ACTION STEPS EMPHASIZED:
*Become more vocal, be a voice of positive influence.
*Develop personal relationships with teammates.
*Hold self and teammates accountable, upholding standards.
*Be confident in yourself and ability to be a positive influencer.
*Be aware of where your team is mentally and emotionally and help them get the right mental focus.

SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 20TH
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. REGISTRATION
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. INTRODUCTION - WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?
Define leadership
Actions and responsibilities of leaders
Awareness of where your team is emotionally – traffic light analogy

GROUP DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITIES – rotations as groups
10:40 –11:15 / 11:20 – 12:00 / Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 / 12:35 – 1:10 /1:15– 1:50
A. CREATING A TEAM CULTURE, RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY – pillars, standards (leadership pillars)
B. LEADERSHIP STYLES & PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES
C. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
D. CONFIDENCE, WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? Practice, teammates, experience, dealing with doubt/fear

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. CHALLENGES INVOLVED IN BEING A LEADER.
Having the confidence to stand and lead through the many ups and downs of the season.

COST: $125 enables each school or team to identify 4 athletes to attend if registered by January 8th. Athletes can be of any age class and sport. Registration after January 8th is $150. A HS or team may send additional athletes for $25 per athlete. Individual athletes can sign up for $40 prior to January 8th, $50 after. Athletes must be pre-registered with an email address as there will be pre-seminar info sent.

TO REGISTER: Email information to Karen Linder at klinder@aspirehighersports.com. 330-221-5197
Check can be made out to KLSBT and sent to KLSBT, Aspire Higher Sports, 514 Karen Trail, Tallmadge, OH 44278 or can be brought day of seminar. You may also pay with cash the day of the event. Individual athletes can sign up with a credit card at www.aspirehighersports.com. High Schools or teams that would like to sign up with a credit card can email, call, or text Karen Linder and she will contact you to make arrangements. Pre-seminar info is being sent out for athletes to bring with them so please give us an email address of a person who will respond. Coaches are welcome to attend.

Registration options, email name of school or team, name of athletes attending, sports, grade and email address of a coach or AD where pre-seminar information and confirmation can be sent.

SCHOOL OR TEAM REGISTRATION FOR 4 OR MORE ATHLETES
*$125 for 4 athletes prior to January 8th, $150 for 4 athletes after January 8th
*$25 for each additional athlete signing up with a school or team

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
*$40 for an individual athlete prior to January 8th, $50 after
Individual athletes can register with a credit card by .CLICKING HERE

Why Choose Aspire Higher Sports?

Sometimes all you have to do is check the numbers.....results matter.

801
Wins
12
Conference
Titles
6
Coach of the
Year Awards
50
All MAC
Athletes
11
Academic
All-Americans
135
NFCA Scholar
Athletes
62
Academic All
MAC Athletes
18
All Region Athletes
Athletes