2017 Head Coaching Academyby Texas High School Coaches Association
The 3rd annual workshop for the THSCA Head Coaching Academy, built on our passion to help train the next generation of head coaches. This seminar is designed for head coaches who want to brand their program and hone their administrative skills, as well as younger coaches seeking the skills and mentoring it takes to become a head coach in the future.
One of the most important responsibilities as a coach is to help young athletes confront and comprehend the negative culture that challenges them in this day and time. Head coaches are responsible for providing their coaching staff with the moral guidance, proper encouragement and leadership to get that task accomplished. This event is open to all Coaching School attendees at no additional charge. Seating will be limited, so please arrive promptly. Again, we welcome both current head coaches and aspiring head coaches to attend!
Our 2017 Academy Speakers Include:
Tony Heath Head Football Coach, Pearland HS | “Establishing & Building a Program Philosophy”
Whether you are taking over a program that has been successful or unsuccessful, you better develop a culture/ philosphy from the start that is more than just the X’s and O’s you plan to run. It better be about what you, the head coach, live and breathe on a daily basis!
Tim Martin Assistant Athletic Director, Alief ISD | “Training the Next Generation of Head Coaches”
The most important priority in a young coaches’ career is to develop his/her philosophy of coaching. The rst thing that a beginning coach wants to talk about when asked about their coaching philosophy is offense and defense. In fact that may be the least important part of developing your philosophy as a coach. Your philosophy should instead create a system of principles for guidance in ALL areas of coaching.
Glen West Head Football Coach, Brenham HS | “Ways to Succeed in THE GREATEST PROFESSION in the World”
The role of a coach in today’s society encompasses more than it ever has before. How do we maintain our passion for this profession? How do we as peers in this profession and as a united association support one another? Coach West will help us outline a measurment for a successful coaching career and remind us what an honor it is to hold the title of “Coach!”
Todd Dodge Head Football Coach, Westlake HS | “Encourage Them to Play’em ALL”
Coach Dodge will address how to foster a positive atmosphere for the multisport athlete. Within an athletic department, coaches must speak the same language, be flexible, and make the multisport athlete feel special. Dodge will discuss a detailed plan on how to address this new mind set.
Dr. Walter Jackson Superintendent, Brenham ISD | “Landing the Athletic Director’s Job: Matching Vision and Action”
Next to the district superintendent and high school principal, the athletic director’s job is one of the most critical roles in the district. This session will explore fundamental concepts to help coaches understand the political savvy, coaching expertise and emotional intelligence required to land the athletic director’s position, prepare for the role and keep the job.
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."