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Assistant Coach Dick Tomey to address high school sport coaches & parents

Visiting sport psychology scholars in Honolulu Sept. 20 to convene with local sports figures

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Robert H. Benham, (808) 956-8223
Assistant Specialist, Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
Posted: Aug 29, 2011

UH Warriors Special Teams Coach Dick Tomey will give the kick-off speech for coaches and parents of high school sports participants at a free clinic, "Secrets of Success in High School Sport," offered on September 20, 2011, at the McKinley High School Auditorium, from 5:45-9:00 p.m. 
Join in a conversation with some of the nation's top sport psychology experts and a panel of local sports figures, including Chris McLachlin, Lori Santi, Jim Leahey, and Pal Eldredge, as they share their insights into the impact of sport participation on the development, health, and well being of young athletes. 
This free clinic for parents and coaches is co-sponsored by UH Mānoa, Oʻahu Interscholastic Association (OIA), Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH), Hawaiʻi Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (HAHPERD), and Hawaiʻi High School Athletic Association (HHSAA).  It is offered in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) to be held at the Sheraton Waikīkī on September 22-24.
Topics include:

1.) “Achieving Optimal Performance through Age-Appropriate Coaching and Parenting Practices”
2.) “Performing on the Big Stage: Keys to Success among NCAA, Olympic, and Professional Athletes and Teams”
3.) “Enhancing Youth Development through School Sport'
Interscholastic sports participation numbers in Hawaiʻi (and the U.S.) are on the rise.  For the 8th consecutive year, the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) reports an increase in sport participation in virtually every interscholastic sport that is played in Hawaiʻi – by boys and girls alike.  In concert with the rise in participation rates has been a corresponding increase in the visibility and status of high school sport, and a shift in expectations, pressures, and risks that accompany the experience.  


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