KSHSAA Coaching School
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85th Annual KSHSAA Coaching School
July 31-August 2, 2017
Topeka-Capitol Plaza Hotel/Maner Conference Center

Don’t miss the 85th annual KSHSAA Coaching School coming up this summer in Topeka, July 31-August 2, 2017. Another great lineup of coaching school clinicians from the college and high school ranks will be on hand representing nearly all KSHSAA sponsored sports, including cheer!

Online registration is available! School administrators wanting to register their coaches simply need to login at the KSHSAA website with their administrator password. Once logged in, click on the 2017 Coaching School Registration link, fill out the online form, and an invoice will be automatically sent to the school athletic director’s email account. If you would rather fill out a registration form and mail it in, that option is still available by clicking HERE

Why Do We Coach?
Jody Redman, Associate Director of the Minnesota State High School League

In the current win-at-all-costs sports culture, we too often forget our WHY and the way we are showing up to our students. Kornfield states, “If you have the privilege of being with a person who is aware at the time of his or her death, you find the questions such a person asks are very simple. ‘Did I love well?’ ‘Did I live fully?’ ‘Did I learn to let go?’ The reality is when you get to the end of your life and look back, you won’t be concerned with how many state championships or games you won, but you will be concerned with the depth of your relationships and how you impacted the young people you had the privilege to coach. Love them well—the students you coach are in desperate need of love, acceptance and belonging. Live life fully—they need you to show them how to be real, authentic and joyful. Let go—of old coaching paradigms to help them live, play and grow without negativity and judgment. Take time to search your heart and reflect on these questions— ‘Did I love well?’ ‘Did I live fully?’ ‘Did I learn to let go?’ and you will coach with heart which will positively impact both you and your students for a lifetime.

At this summer’s KSHSAA Coaching School Jody Redman will be our keynote speaker. A nationally recognized facilitator and speaker, Jody Redman is a former collegiate basketball player and has served as a teacher, coach, athletic director and administrator at both the high school and collegiate levels. Jody carries a dual portfolio as Associate Director for the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and the Executive Director of the InSideOut Initiative. Jody oversees Minnesota’s education program for 500 member high schools that includes a professional development program, continuing education requirement, and ongoing support and outreach. Her leadership skills and passion for education-based-athletics led her to develop an extensive curriculum called WHY WE PLAY, intended to redirect the focus of the win-at-all-costs sports culture. She is also co-founder of the InSideOut Initiative funded by the NFL Foundation to reclaim the purpose of sport as an integral component of education in American schools. Jody has developed and supported two national health and safety initiatives: "Coaching For Change," addressing cultural norms and expectations of youth as it relates to identity, sexual harassment and sexual violence; and "Anyone Can Save A Life," a program that assists schools in establishing emergency action plans. Among many other responsibilities, Jody also serves on the National Federation of High Schools Strategic Planning and Coaches Education Committee.

Click here to see a few of the many outstanding clinicians scheduled to present at the 2017 KSHSAA Coaching School.

To see a complete list of speakers and schedule, click here.

Baseball   Basketball   Cross Country/Track
Heath Gerstner
   HS Arm Care & Velocity
Josh Regan
   A Champion Approach
Football   Golf   Softball
Strength & Conditioning   Tennis   Track & Field
Volleyball   Wrestling  



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