Sportsmanship Conference Draws a Crowd


Jim Thompson (pictured), founder and chief executive officer of Positive Coaching Alliance, addressed 300 university and high school student athletes from 20 area schools at the “Schools Shaping the Culture of Sport” conference held on campus March 5-6. The conference, presented by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association and The University of Scranton Bochicchio Sport Character Initiative, promotes the development of exemplary, positive culture of sport in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Other events included the workshops “Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor” by Kelly Kratz, “Leadership and Teamwork: Path to Success” by Steve Vacendak, “Don’t Be a Character, Have Character” by Amber Jacobs, and  “Mental Skills for Athletes” by Kay Porter, as well as a lunch for participants.

For a recap of the conference's events, click here and here to read the corresponding Times-Tribune articles.

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