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Regional Coaching Symposium
Program and Athlete Development
At the heart of coaching is a drive to grow the next generation of athletes. To develop our youth through sports can help them become the well rounded individuals ready to face life’s challenges. To do this though takes expertise and knowledge in a number of various fields ranging from Psychology, Nutrition, Physical Training, Anatomy, Education, and many others.
This symposium is aimed as continued coaching education. Through various lectures, workshops, discussions, and hands on training we hope to give our coaches the tools necessary to improve their coaching ability and in turn help their athletes achieve their goals.
Archery can be a vehicle for developing mental strength and growth at any age. I am passionate about teaching athletes HOW to focus and lower the unwanted symptoms of competiton anxiety. I teach proactive techniques and create custom mindset plans that help build this mental strength. Some bullet points included in a healthy Mindset Plan are: learning, practicing, and using the techniques; creating new positive patterns; harnessing a healthy balance of competition anxiety; building confidence; framing words and thoughts in the positive; focusing on the process; training well and trusting one's training; and incorporating fun.
I have a Master's and Specialist's degree in Counselor Education, specifically School Guidance and Mental Health Counseling, from the University of Florida. I have 30 years of experience working with preschool to geriatric populations including working in the clinical settings in mental health and in public, private, and home school settings. As a mindset coach for archery for the past 5 years I have had the privilege of working with and learning from beginner archers, JDT/RDT members, Resident Athletes, Level 1 to Level 5 coaches, parents, world champions such as Crystal Gauvin, and 2 time Olympic silver team medalist, Jake Kaminski. I have coached at local, national, and international tournaments, the 2016 Olympic trials, and at all 3 Easton centers.
Easton Newberry Archery Center is where my family and I started our archery journey full of fun, support, excellent coaching, countless hours of practice, and priceless sidewalk talk week after week for 5 years. Observing and learning from the growth of local, national, and international archers and coaches was a pretty cool privilege and training ground.
I lived in North and South Florida for over 20 years each, and I now live at the Colorado Rocky Mountains on a 10 acre farm, an acre of which is an archery range. I live with 2 archers: my masters division husband and my 17 year-old cadet daughter, and my 19 year-old retired archer son.
During his 30-year career, Dr. William Boggs has been board certified in internal medicine, holistic/integrative medicine, and medical acupuncture. He has also studied and practiced Ayurvedic medicine, functional medicine, and medical nutrition. Now retired from active medical practice, Will serves as a personal trainer and coach. He holds NASM certifications in personal training, corrective exercise, and sports performance enhancement, as well as certifications by PowerPlate, Precision Nutrition, and PTA Global. Will is also a registered yoga teacher, Thai yoga practitioner and teacher, NASM Elite Trainer, and Sharecare.com virtual coach. Although many of his clients originate as referrals from various healthcare providers, Will enjoys training athletes of all ages and abilities. He has special interests in establishing fitness as a lifestyle in children and adolescents, helping overweight or out of shape clients achieve their weight and fitness goals, and mentoring other coaches to be the best they can be. In January of 2016, Will began training as an athlete at the Easton Newberry Archery Center and has competed in several national competitions including qualifying for the National Senior Games for the past three years.
During my 5 years working for the Easton Foundations my focus has been primarily on coaching and program development. I began as an athlete, training and competing for the University of Florida, where my passion for coaching began. When I began my coaching career, I wanted to learn how to prepare my students for the rigors of competition and training. I wish to provide for them the means by which to succeed and develop a program that would assist them throughout their journey, providing for them the resources necessary to become a high level athlete.
At the Easton Foundations, it has been our mission to provide a pathway from first experience to the elite level. Through our programs, we strive to grow and develop athletes that will become the next generation of leaders in our sport, training them not only how to shoot, but what it means to be a part of this community and how to give back to it. As part of this mission, we aim to learn and develop our programs to help promote this pathway, knowledge we wish to share, to help grow the sport of archery.
The Importance of Training Athletes
Adapting Archery For All Abilities
How to Foster Mental Toughness in Athletes
Mental Management for Athletes
Physical Education for Archery
Body Mechanics and Archery Anatomy
Injury Prevention and Common Issues
Basics of Sports Nutrition
Creating a Sustainable Program
The Importance of Tracking: Information is Power
Shot Technique: Best Practices
Building A Healthy Coach-Parent Relationship
Address: 4200 NW 97th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606
Phone: (352) 331-3336 or 1-877-464-2378
Description: Best Western Gateway Grand, is a full-service Hotel and Conference Center, that provides exceptional service, first-class amenities and outstanding value at an affordable price.
Our hotel has 152 spacious guestrooms and suites, sparkling pool, whirlpool, massage studio, fitness room, business center and Gators Den Sports Grill, our restaurant on site.
King Standard Room (Mini Suite): $109.00, Standard Double Room: $99.00
For reservations with Best Western, you must call the hotel and use “Easton Coaches Symposium” for the special pricing.
Date: September 14th - 15th
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: $200 (Early Registration), lunch will be provided
Early Registration Deadline: August 31st