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Third Annual Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar Moves to Virtual Format, Registration Now Open

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Registration for the 2020 Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar is now open! In an abundance of caution, the seminar will take place in a virtual format with live webinars on July 23, giving the students the opportunity to interact with keynote speakers and follow along with the conference throughout the day by watching pre-recorded electives and general information sessions.  Starting July 27, the entire seminar will be available on-demand for students to watch at their leisure until August 31.

Schools and parents may register their students for the seminar by clicking the following link, Registration will be open June 1 – July 17. 

The seminar will be available free of charge to all FHSAA member school student-athletes. 

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Keynote Speakers (Live Presentations via Zoom on July 23)

Buck Martinez.  The President and co-founder of Student ACES, Martinez focuses on developing the character, honor, and integrity of student-athletes.  He also serves as a life coach and executive coach to individuals in many different roles from corporate executives to professional athletes. Martinez is passionate about investing in youth and works countless hours serving in the capacity of teacher, mentor, and coach.  Since he co-founded Student ACES with his daughter, Martinez has trained over 27,000 student-athletes throughout South Florida.

School Broadcast Program. The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to change the way we watch live events. The NFHS Network School Broadcast Program provides schools with software and tools needed to produce and broadcast professional grade events online.  This presentation will provide student-athletes with information about how this could work for their school.

Student-Athlete Mental Health. Performance psychology can assist individuals and team organizations to perform at their fullest potential through mental skills training and mental health counseling. This keynote will highlight the benefits of mental health awareness for student-athletes as well as the important relationship between mental health and peak performance. Presentation led by featured speaker Dr. Amanda Alexander, Licensed Counseling and Sport Psychologist from Stretch Performance Psychology

FHSAA Update. What’s new in the world of Florida high school athletics?  How will these changes impact your school year?  This presentation will provide student-athletes with information regarding the upcoming school year.

Pre-Recorded Electives

Goal Setting. This presentation will teach students how to create meaningful and obtainable goals. With a competitive environment for colleges and employment, how can you create goals that will help you stand out amongst the crowd?

Officials Field Clinic. Do you have what it takes to be an official? Students will have a chance to learn the skills it takes to be a high school official.

Student-Athlete Panel: FHSAA Hot Topics. A roundtable discussion where students from across the state can learn about what’s trending within the Florida High School Athletic Association from the point of view from FHSAA administration and members of the student advisory committee.

Pre-Recorded General Information

Heat Illness and Prevention. During this general session, students will learn to understand the signs and symptoms of heat illness and how to prevent it.  Presentation led by Robert Sefcik, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program

Unified Sports. Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics promotes social inclusion through shared sports training and competition. How will you be champion today? Presentation led by Special Olympics Florida

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.