What is the THSCA Head Coaching Academy?
This year we will host the 4th 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 are happy to welcome both current head coaches and aspiring head coaches to attend!

 

Our 2018 Head Coaching Academy Speaker Line-Up...

Don Clayton Head Coach, Cinco Ranch HS 
"Staff Dynamics: What you can learn over the years that can help coaches" – We obviously all wish we knew back then what we know now.  The more experienced you get, the more battle scars, the more war stories.  What would you tell a young coach just starting out?  There are so many areas that we all wished we would have done better in but yet there are many areas that we did quite well in.  We are all still in the learning process…even today.

Alton Frailey Superintendent, Nacogdoches HS (Formerly Katy ISD)
"The Pearls and Perils of Being a Head Coach" – You have status and oversee multi-million dollar facilities.  These are some of the “Pearls.” Responsibilities of the head coach include managing staff, compliance with UIL and Federal requirements, politics, and looking out for the health and safety of student athletes.  These are some of the “Perils.” How do you assure a superintendent that you are the person to be trusted to navigate the perils and not become a liability because of the pearls.

Scott Peach Head Coach, Arlington HS
"Hiring a Coaching Staff: The Difference Between Winning & Losing" – You have earned your dream job in this great profession and ask yourself the question, now what?  With all of the tasks in front of you as a leader, the most important aspect of your job is bringing in the right coaches to put in front of your players, parents, and faculty. Coach Peach will discuss how to start with the right people in the selection process in order to eliminate problems down the road.

Drew Svoboda Assistant Coach, Rice Univ. (Formerly Head Coach at Klein Collins HS)
"Creating the Desired Identity of Your Program through Alignment & Consistency" – Each and every program possess a culture that steers their daily actions and establishes their fingerprint.  You must have a clear concise philosophy on how you will run your program and each staff member who impacts a student/athlete must be vertically aligned. Understand this, EVERY program has an identity, make sure yours is the one you desire!

Bob Wager Head Coach, Arlington Martin HS
"Building a Compelled Team" – Building a Compelled Team is a Character Development program we use to teach accountability, discipline, and commitment to our team and staff. This program has strengthened our bond as a staff and program. Passion, Commitment, and Loyalty are the foundations of our program, and are the basis of this presentation.

Rodney Webb Head Coach, Rockwall HS
"Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Creating a Winning Culture in Your Program" – Many first-year head coaches are inheriting unsuccessful programs.  This session is designed to explore ways, both on and off the field, to create a winning culture in your program.  Whether you’re a brand new head coach saying “What now?” or your first head coaching job is a few years away, Coach Webb will discuss a detailed plan for establishing a positive mindset for your players, coaches, school, and community.

THSCA Texas High School Coaches Association HELPING COACHES TO HELP KIDS

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."

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