FHSAA To Host Inaugural Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar

GAINESVILLE, FL (8/14/17) – The Florida High School Athletic Association will host the first-ever Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar on August 1, 2018, the organization announced Monday. The event will host 100 FHSAA student-athletes from across the state and will focus on building leaders through teamwork, sportsmanship and citizenship.

“The FHSAA is very happy to embark on this exciting new endeavor,” FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. “Preparing our student-athletes to become successful in the game of life remains one of our primary goals. We look forward to a memorable event.”

Special Olympics Florida President & CEO Sherry Wheelock will serve as one of the keynote speakers. The SOF will also host a Unified Sports activity during the event.

Breakout sessions for the event will include seminars on building your personal brand, communicating effectively with school administrators, utilizing your student leadership group and defining the role of captain on your team. The sessions will feature leadership training from FHSAA staff, guest speakers and local school leadership.

Athletic directors and coaches are strongly encouraged to share this with their activity directors on campus. The FHSAA will accept proposals to host the event in the near future. For more information on the event, call FHSAA Marketing Specialist Quinten Ershock at (352) 372-9551 ext. 190 or email QErshock [at] fhsaa [dot] org. You can also follow the FHSAA on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Snapchat by searching for “FHSAA.”

About The FHSAA

The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors aca­demic and athletic achievement among current and former student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Head­quartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.