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Positive Coaching Confrence at UHH June 2

McMackin, others to share focus on inspiring success

Greg McMackin, head football coach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will deliver the keynote address at a youth sports conference at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Tuesday, June 2.

Reservations are being accepted for “Facilitating Extraordinary Accomplishments in Hawaii’s Youth (FEAHY),” a community conference designed to examine the local youth sports culture.

Registration deadline is May 15. Cost is a $10 fee, which will be waived for Big Island Interscholastic Federation students and coaches.  (Deadline to register has been extended).

Request registration forms by email from PCABigIsland@hawaiiantel.net or at the County’s Recreation Division office at 799 Piilani Street in Hilo.

The community conference is being organized by the County of Hawaii’s Recreation Division, UH-Hilo’s Campus Center and Athletic Department, and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Big Island.

Conference participants will hear from a panel of local sports and education leaders including Randy Hirokawa, dean of the UHH College of Arts and Sciences, Vulcans head volleyball coach Bruce Atkinson, Mason Souza, County recreation specialist and basketball official, Doug Connors, Hamakua community activist, and others.

The panel moderator will be ESPN Hawaii radio show host Josh Pacheco, a St. Joseph High School graduate.

According to organizers, the conference’s purpose is to “create and facilitate an opportunity for interscholastic and youth sports leaders, coaches, students and parents to hear success stories — and descriptions of various sports cultures — and to design their own enhancing plans to facilitate extraordinary accomplishments in Hawaii’s youth.”

Two PCA workshops — “Becoming a Triple Impact Competitor” for high school student-athletes, and “Developing Competitors” for coaches — will be provided for participants.


May 20, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Videos From the 2009 Hawaii High School State Track & Field Championships

To see all of the videos, you can click here.  Mahalo to youtube user Kautech for posting these.

2008 HHSAA 1500m runner-up King Kekaulike SR Reid Hunter 4:03.98 breaks the Hawaii State Record, while Island SO Pierce Murphy 4:06.22 outkicks an impeding Punahou SR Lucas Lam 4:06.72 on the home stretch in the boys 1500m run at 2009 Hawaii High School Athletic Association Boys Track and Field Championship

Punahou SO Julia Brand 46.25 earns the gold, while Kamehameha HI SR Aubrey Lea Shaw 47.53 outpaces Punahou JR Jenna Louie 47.96 for the silver at the 2009 Hawaii High School Athletic Association Girls Track and Field Championship

2008 HHSAA 100m Hurdle Champ Kahuku SO Zhane Santiago 15.58 repeats, outpacing Castle SR Cecilia Durocher 16.07 and Lahainaluna SR Jordan Kilgore 16.09 at 2009 Hawaii High School Athletic Association Girls Track and Field Championship

May 20, 2009 Posted by | High School Track & Field | Leave a comment