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Registration Deadline Extended for Youth Sports Conference

Waiakea prepare for opening BIIF meet

PCA Conference is set for Saturday, Sept 26 Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept 15

Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii – Organizers today announced a registration deadline extension for the youth sports conference set for Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Tuesday, September 15 is the new deadline for conference registration.

The community conference, “Facilitating Extraordinary Accomplishments in Hawaii’s Youth (FEAHY),” is designed for participants to examine “how we do youth sports—our local youth sports culture.”

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

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The community conference is organized by the County of Hawaii’s Recreation Division, the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Campus Center and Athletic Department, the Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF), Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Big Island.

Opening for FEAHY 2009 will begin with registration and a continental breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. in UH-Hilo UCB 127.

Takahara-Dias
Takahara-Dias

Hawaiian Airlines is sponsoring inter-island transportation for Coach Takahara-Dias, head coach for UH-Manoa women’s basketball, who will deliver the day’s keynote address.

Mayor Billy Kenoi, BIIF president and Hilo High School principal Bob Dircks will help open the conference. 

County Parks and Recreation director, Bob Fitzgerald, is scheduled to discuss the County’s PCA program at the end of the conference.

During the conference, participants also will hear from a panel of sports and education leaders, parents and coaches. 

Josh Pacheco
Josh Pacheco

ESPN Radio commentator, Josh Pacheco, will serve as panel moderator. 

The panel includes Dexter Irvin, the new UH-Hilo athletic director; Randy Hirokawa, UH-Hilo dean of arts and sciences; Mason Souza, County recreation specialist; Doug Connors, North Hawaii community activist and sports parent; and Amy Malinowski, athletic trainer at Kea’au High School.

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

Afternoon break-out sessions will enable participants to hear additional presentations on the following topics.

  • “What is leadership and why does it matter?” by Harvey Tajiri
  • “The Four Fishes:  a unique understanding of leadership” by Kurt Dela Cruz
  • “The importance of planning and preparation to improve not only efficiency and effectiveness, but maintain motivation and concentration” by Robin Takahashi
  • “The meaning of self-discipline”   by Dexter Irvin

 PCA Big Island facilitates workshop training for adults who shape the youth sports experience and for high school student athletes.

Get Positive Coaching Alliance information on the web at http://www.positivecoach.org.

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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.

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