CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC will host its 2013 Sportsmanship Conference, featuring keynote speaker A’ric Jackson and breakout sessions with the Positive Coaching Alliance, on November 21, 2013 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Conn.
On-line registration is available now at www.casciac.org/register. CIAC member school student leaders, team captains, athletes, coaches, athletics director and school administrators are all encouraged to attend, though schools should only submit one registration request with all their attendees. The cost is $30.00 per registrant and includes the workshops and lunches. Those interested are encouraged to register early as space is limited to the first 600 registrations, with those registering after the cutoff point being placed on a waiting list.
The conference will run from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will begin with a keynote address from renowned speaker A’ric Jackson whose mission is to “T.I.E.” – Teach, Inspire, and Encourage all those who hear him.
Following the address, students will take part in two 45-minute breakout sessions, one directed by Mr. Jackson, the other by the Positive Coaching Alliance, a national non-profit organization focused on developing competitors and teach life lessons through sports. Adult attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a two-hour workshop from the Positive Coaching Alliance titled “Leading Your Athletic Department” Developing a Positive Coaching Culture.
The conclusion of the program will include lunch and the recognition of the 17 recently announced Michael’s Cup Exemplary Programs, as well as the announcement of the 2012-13 overall Michael’s Cup recipient. The program will then conclude with remarks from Mr. Jackson.
The registration form may also be mailed in, and those seeking more information should contact Paul Hoey or Joyce Smith at the CIAC. All registrations will be confirmed. The mail-in registration form can be found here.