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What is the THSCA Head Coaching Academy?

This year we will host the 7th annual workshop for the THSCA Head Coaching Academy, built on our passion to help train the next generation of head coaches. This seminar is designed for head coaches who want to brand their program and hone their administrative skills, as well as younger coaches seeking the skills and mentoring it takes to become a head coach in the future. 

One of the most important responsibilities as a coach is to help young athletes confront and comprehend the negative culture that challenges them in this day and time. Head coaches are responsible for providing their coaching staff with the moral guidance, proper encouragement and leadership to get that task accomplished. This event is open to all Coaching School attendees at no additional charge. Seating will be limited, so please arrive promptly. Again, we are happy to welcome both current head coaches and aspiring head coaches to attend!

When and Where is the 2022 THSCA Head Coaching Academy?

Sunday, July 17, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 PM

Stars at Night Ballroom - 3rd Floor - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (San Antonio, TX)

Our 2022 Head Coaching Academy Speaker Line-Up...



Superintendent at Harlingen CISD

Topic: My Approach to Hiring a Head Coach



Athletic Director at Mesquite ISD

Topic: Building a Program They Can't Live Without

Coach Groves will address current and future head coaches on their responsibility to create a program that athletes want to be a part of while also preparing them to be successful in life, long after there playing days are done. He will give his perspective as a former head football coach and current AD on what he expects from his coaches, regarding the importance of coaching kids in things other than just the X’s and O’s. He will also give encouragement and insight to coaches into what really matters to AD’s as they look for future head coaches to lead their programs.



Head Girls Track & Field Coach, Asst. Athletic Coordinator at DeSoto HS

Topic: Structure Leads to Success

Always have a Plan A that you, the assistant coaches, and athletes follow.  Clear communications with your assistants ahead of time will allow everyone to be on the same page and working toward the same goals.  Try to be consistent with your workout plans.  Too much change can cause uncertainty. 



Head Football Coach & Head Baseball Coach at Smithson Valley HS

Topic: Discouraging Specialization in the High School Athlete
So many of today's athletes get bombarded about the need to specialize in one sport. At Smithson Valley, the emphasis is the opposite. The coaches are actively encouraging multi-sport participation and have systematic ways to sell their athletes on not succumbing to the outside pressure to specialize. Coach Larry Hill (head football) and Coach Chad Koehl (head baseball) will discuss how this idea is sold at Smithson Valley.

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