Second Annual Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar Registration Now Open

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Registration for the 2019 Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar is now open! The seminar will return to West Port High School in Ocala, Florida for the event on July 16, 2019.  The first session will begin at 9 a.m. and the seminar will last until 3 p.m.

Schools and parents may register their students for the seminar by clicking the following link, Registration will be open March 13 – June 3.  The seminar is open to the first 100 student applicants.

The cost to attend is $30 per student-athlete which includes a shirt, lunch and a commemorative gift.  Schools and parents will receive an invoice from FHSAA following their registration.  All payments will be due to the FHSAA by May 31, 2019. Please click here for additional information. 

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Keynote Addresses

Opening Keynote Address: Determined to Win.  When achieving anything in life, we must understand the fervent desire in pursuing a goal with relentless and consuming passion. It is vitally important to take hold of and focus our energy and time upon what it is that we want, then ultimately, having the determination to get it. Doing the necessary heart work will help propel us to overcome adversity; which is part of the formula that builds character and integrity: the two essential pieces for winning the championship called "LIFE." Presentation led by Anthony J. Davis, Motivational Speaker

Closing Keynote Address: 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 Dr. Amanda Alexander, Licensed Counseling and Sport Psychologist from Stretch Performance Psychology

Classroom Sessions

Digital Identity: How to Build Your Personal Brand. With colleges and job markets using social media to gain insight on potential applicants, how can one create a positive image on social media? In this presentation, students will learn how to use social media to their advantage and create a digital identity they can be proud of.

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.

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 run drills and learn the skills it takes to be a high school official.

General Session

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.