1999-2000 PACE Schedule Announced
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --July 21, 1999
Contact: John Johnson -- 517.332.5046
EAST LANSING, Mich. - -One of the most popular
educational services offered by the Michigan High School Athletic
Association is PACE -- the Program of Athletic Coaches' Education,
which is co-sponsored with the Youth Sports Institute at Michigan
State University and the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators
The 1999-00 schedule includes seven single-day Level I programs;
five one-day Level II seminars; six two-day Level I programs;
and three two-day Level II program. The two-day programs meet
on a Monday-Wednesday within in the same week. Last year, 845
coaches attended the program.
For a full schedule and registration form,
Among the PACE venues are workshops scheduled at major meetings
of statewide coaches and athletic administrator associations.
During 1999-00, PACE Level I and II programming will again be
offered at the fall meeting of the Basketball Coaches Association
of Michigan, the winter meeting of the Michigan Interscholastic
Athletic Administrators Association, and in conjunction with
the MHSAA's Women In Sports Leadership Conference.
"We continue to receive excellent cooperation from allied
groups which integrate PACE workshops into their major annual
meeting programs," said Jerry Cvengros, MHSAA Associate
Director and coordinator of PACE from the Association office.
"PACE continues to be one of the most popular services
the MHSAA offers to the coaching community."
Cvengros adds that PACE continues its popularity because it
teaches the game outside the line -- teaching much more than
game strategies. "We see whole coaching staffs, sometimes
veteran coaching staffs, enrolling in the program because the
coaching environment has changed so much in recent years. Many
schools are requiring attendance at PACE as a condition of employment
for its new coaches, be they faculty or non-faculty. More colleges
and universities now include enrollment in PACE as part of their
undergraduate coaching curriculums."
PACE provides training in legal responsibilities,
prevention and care of sports injuries, physical conditioning,
planning and evaluating instruction, motivation of student-athletes,
positive coaching and MHSAA regulations.
Registration for PACE is $50 per individual for the single-day,
Level I seminars, and those who complete Level I may register
for Level II at a cost of $25 each. The four-week seminars are
$75 per individual, or $60 if five or more coaches from the same
school system enroll at the same site. For more information,
contact the MHSAA at 1661 Ramblewood Drive, East Lansing, MI
48823. Telephone: 517/332-5046. E-Mail: email@example.com.
The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary
membership by over 1,300 public and private senior high schools
and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common
rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government
funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such
association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament
entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these
rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments conducted
in 12 sports for girls and 12 sports for boys which attract approximately
1.3 million spectators each year.