Ohio Coaching Education Program to Host Symposium Saturday

The event begins at Peden Stadium Saturday at 8:40 a.m.

April 17, 2013

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University coaching education graduate program is hosting its annual symposium on Saturday, April 20 in Athens. The day-long event is free to those interested in pursuing a career in coaching and will feature instruction from Ohio coaches and graduate students on a wide range of topics across a number of different sports.

The day will begin at Peden Stadium at 8:40 a.m. and will be split up into three sessions during which participants may choose from a wide variety of topics. The first session of the day will include football, baseball, strength and conditioning, football officiating, and basketball topics. Running from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, this session will feature instruction from Michael George (football), Rob Smith (baseball), and Jim Christian (basketball), among others.

Session Two is set to run from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Participants will be able to choose between the following four different subject areas during this season: equipment, effective coaching communication strategies, soccer, and concussions. This session will feature instruction from Peden Stadium's Director of Equipment, Matt Morton, and the Ohio Soccer coaching staff, among others.

The symposium will break for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., a time during which Ohio Football head coach Frank Solich will make an appearance as a special guest speaker. This part of the day will take place inside the general seating area within Peden Stadium.

The final session of the day will run from 1:30-2:45 p.m. During this session, participants will be able to choose from the following topics: football, athletic training, speed and agility, basketball, and coaching children. In addition to a number of other individuals, Ohio head athletic trainer Dr. John Bowman and Ohio strength and conditioning coaches Dak Notestine and Zac Brouillette will be providing instruction during this session.

Following the third and final session, the symposium will close at Peden Stadium from 2:45-4 p.m. CEU certificates will be awarded for those who attended the entire symposium.

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