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Coaches > Coaches School

July 26-28, 2018
Yakima Convention Center
CONTACT:  Jennetta Blake

Please join us for the 2018 WIAA Coaches School, July 26-28 at the Yakima Convention Center. This annual two-day event FULFILLS WIAA COACHES STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS FOR THREE YEARS and also offers sport-specific certification for Cheer, Dance/Drill, Football, Swim/Dive and Track & Field AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.

(Increases to $130 on July 11, 2018)

  • Breakfast & lunch both Friday and Saturday
  • Complimentary conference notebook
  • Door prize raffle items
  • Conference t-shirt
  • Friday Evening Coaches Social hosted by the WIAA & Red Lion Hotel

Pre-conference Sports Medicine First Aid and CPR Training have a separate pre-registration fee of $40 (increases to $50 on July 11, 2018).

Coaches School features guest speakers and breakout sessions and is an excellent opportunity for coaches, advisors and administrators of all sports and activities to interact, to learn, and to share experiences that contribute to the professionalism of interscholastic coaching.

Enjoy a power-packed conference that will inspire, motivate, and prepare you for the 2018-19 school year!


(Includes Breakout Session Presenters & Topics) 
Thursday, July 26

10:00am - 2:00pm First Aid/CPR Certification ($40)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Concussion Training (NO COST)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Early Check-in/Registration
4:00pm - 6:00pm Hands-on Taping and Lung Function Testing (NO COST)
Friday, July 27

8:00am - 8:45am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am Welcome/Introductions
9:00am - 9:50am General Session #1
10:00am - 10:50am
11:00am - 11:50am
Breakout Session #1 10:00am - 12:00pm Pole Vault Certification
Breakout Session #2
12:00pm - 12:50pm Lunch
Bruskland Award
Smart Choices Scholarship Presentation
1:00pm - 1:50pm
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Breakout Session #3 1:00pm - 3:00pm Football Certification
Breakout Session #4
3:00pm - 3:50pm General Session #2
4:00pm - 6:00pm Coaches Social
Saturday, July 28

8:00am - 8:50am Continental Breakfast/Updates
9:00am - 9:50am
10:00am - 10:50am
11:00am - 11:40am
Breakout Session #5 9:00am - 12:00pm Dance/Drill Certification*
Cheer Certification*
Swim/Dive Certification
Breakout Session #6
Breakout Session #7:
WIAA Staff Presentations
11:50am - 12:10pm Lunch
12:10pm - 1:00pm General Session #3
*Minimum of six (6) registrants needed to conduct this certification.

 Dr. Colleen Hacker, Ph.D.
 Mental Skills Coach, Author,
 •  Six-Time Olympic Games
    Coaching Staff (USA Women's
    Soccer 2000, 2004, 2008; USA
    Women's Field Hockey 2008; USA
    Women's Hockey 2014, 2018)

 •  Internationally recognized Speaker
    and Consultant in Performance

 •  USOC Sport Psychology & Mental
    Training Registry

 Dr. Coyte Cooper, Ph.D.
 Bestselling Author,
 Motivational Speaker,
 Performance Coach
 •  NCAA All-American and HS 
    National Champion/World Team
    Member in the sport of wrestling
 •  Host of "Earn the Right to Live
    Your Dreams" Podcast
 •  TEDx Speaker

 Angela Brown
 Leadership Coach
 •  Founder of Empowering Actions

 •  Previous corporate leadership
    trainer for NASA, US Army, US
    Food and Drug Administration, and


Host Hotel:

Red Lion Hotel-Yakima Center 
607-E. Yakima Avenue 
Yakima, WA 98901 
(509) 248-5900

Make housing reservations directly with the hotel (509-248-5900). Identify yourself as being with the 2018 WIAA Coaches School to get the group rate.
Other Hotel Options:

Holiday Inn

Best Western Ahtanum Inn

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Yakima Valley Hotel & Conference Center

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