Saint Francis to Host Free Coaches Clinic

Saint Francis Medical Center will host its ninth annual Fall Coaches Clinic September 19, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Medical Center’s Health and Wellness Center – Entrance 8.

High school coaches have many roles, and Saint Francis’ recurring Coaches Clinics help them balance these roles so that coaches and athletes can be their very best. The program will focus on a variety of topics relevant to today’s coaches and athletes. Keynote presenters for this fall’s event are Kenneth Ravizza, PhD, professor of applied sport psychology at California State University, and Jim Crews, head basketball coach, Saint Louis University.

Ravizza is one of the top peak performance consultants in the world today. His educational approach to performance enhancement has helped athletes, coaches and performers of all levels achieve success on a more consistent basis through the use of mental skills training.

Crews was introduced as the Billikens’ 26th head men’s basketball coach April 12, 2013, after leading them to unprecedented success while an interim head coach during the 2012-2013 season. He led the Billikens to a school-record 28 victories, Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season and tournament championships, and a second-straight NCAA Tournament bid. Crews will speak about his professional coaching journey, what he’s learned along the way and how other coaches can apply his experiences to their careers.

In addition, the clinic will feature presentations by Saint Francis physiatrist and medical director of Sports Medicine, Jimmy D. Bowen, MD, FAAPMR, CSCS, and clinical nutrition services director Debbie Schumer, MA, RD, LD, as well as dynamic warm-up breakout sessions conducted by the Saint Francis certified athletic trainers.

Saint Francis has been hosting the Coaches Clinics since 2005. The clinics make coaches more aware of current issues and opportunities, helping them to achieve excellence for their programs and keep their athletes safe and healthy. To register for the Fall Coaches Clinic, please call 573-331-3996.

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