2019 Texas Coaches Leadership Summit #THSCA19by Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA)
The annual Texas Coaches Leadership Summit is the signature event of the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation. We want to unite coaches from across the state of Texas with one primary purpose: to coach beyond the game! Over the years, the state of our society has significantly changed and children are flooding into our educational system laden with social issues that could hinder or negate their chances for success. With domestic violence coming to the forefront recently, the lack of fathers and positive male role models in the lives of American youth today is quickly becoming an epidemic that we feel athletics and coaches, specifically, can play a part in changing for the better. We will be featuring a slate of excellent speakers who will be addressing core values in the hopes that our coaches statewide can carry the torch to help our student athletes become successful and responsible citizens.
You Can Win Against the Odds - Tommie Harris
Lombardi Award Winner and former NFL Player, Tommie Harris has come a long way from his high school football playing days in Killeen, Texas. His story is one filled with hard work, triumph, heartbreak and revival. We hope that through Tommie’s message you find renewed passion to treat every day as a gift and remember to prioritize your responsibility as an encourager and leader to all those you serve daily!
The Need to Lead – Dr. Susan Elza
In the athletic profession and beyond, every group needs a leader who can cultivate vision, define a plan, develop change, grow enthusiasm and inspire commitment among his or her people. Leadership is a mindset and a way of behavior that is chosen. The commitment to leadership is a crucial and an unspoken pledge taken by every coach upon entering the profession. Dr. Elza will challenge you to be accountable to the title of “coach” and provide you with reminders of the value of intentional and sustained leadership.
Cedar Hill Longhorn Boot Camp, A Way of Life - Carlos Lynn
Everything rises and falls on leadership, Cedar Hill Football Boot Camp exposes the true character that pushes Leadership to the forefront. Discipline, Effort, Toughness, Urgency, Enthusiasm and Family are some of the results that are gleaned from Boot Camp. Coaches will get an inside look at a great Longhorn Tradition...Ready Move!!!
Just be You – Russell Lucas
Coaching and teaching are jobs that require passion. That passion flows easily when it comes from a sincere heart. Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”
Go Over The Edge – Ruquayya Gibson
We are at the edge of good and over the edge is greatness. We each possess the ability to unleash greatness in every athlete we encounter. Having the ability and using the ability are 2 completely different things. We must decide how far we are willing to go in this quest to "meet kids where they are" and lead them to where they can be.
Is your Team Productive or Just Busy? – Larry Hill
As a leader of your organization, you must constantly ask yourself if your objectives are being met and what actions you must take if they aren’t. Coach Hill Will discuss how to utilize your time to make your group’s efforts translate to results on the field and in the classroom.
Cultivating a Culture of Excellence - Head Coach Frank Wilson
Excellence, integrity and unity. It is through these qualities that we transform the lives of our youth and set the foundations for future success. How do we cultivate a culture that inspires the best and holds itself to the highest standards?
You are the Difference – Gary Kubiak
No Bells and Whistles here folks! Coach Kubiak comes to us today with some incredible stories from his 24 years of NFL coaching experience. His journey through the NFL as both an athlete and a coach have provided a wealth of experience beyond the Xs and Os.
The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) is the principle advocate and leadership organization for Texas high school coaches. THSCA provides the highest quality representation, education, and services to Texas high school coaches and affiliate members, and enhances the professionalism of coaches and the schools they represent. Our mission statement is simply this: To help and serve our Texas high school coaches as they work to help and serve our student athletes. "HELPING COACHES TO HELP KIDS."