KSHSAA Coaching School
Cross Country


84th Annual KSHSAA Coaching School
August 1-3, 2016
Topeka-Capitol Plaza Hotel/Maner Conference Center

Don’t miss the 84th annual KSHSAA Coaching School coming up this summer in Topeka, August 1-3. Another great lineup of coaching school clinicians from the college and high school ranks will be on hand representing nearly all KSHSAA sponsored sports.

Online registration is available! School administrators wanting to register their coaches simply need to login at the KSHSAA website with their administrator password. Once logged in, click on the 2016 Coaching School Registration link, fill out the online form, and an invoice will be automatically sent to the school athletic director’s email account. If you would rather fill out a registration form and mail it in, that option is still available by clicking HERE

This year the KSHSAA is excited to offer a full stand-alone session on current issues
in sports medicine and student safety, led by Dr. Jennifer Koontz

As coaches, you understand the health and safety of your student-athletes is paramount. To reach the level of individual development and team success you are striving for, your students must remain safe and healthy as they train and compete. As coaches, you also understand the growing responsibility you have in providing for the health and safety of your student-athletes, which at times can feel overwhelming. Ideally all schools would have access to full-time professional athletic healthcare support, such as an athletic trainer, but we all understand that is not the reality for many schools in our state. So EVERYONE involved in education based athletics needs to understand how to provide the safest environment for their student-athletes while they develop individually and as a team while participating at their school. The KSHSAA is, and always will be fully committed to helping schools and coaches provide the best participation experiences for their students. As part of this mission we are providing a special educational session during this year’s Coaching School on student-athlete health and safety issues involving heat illness and cardiac issues. This session will be led by Dr. Jennifer Koontz and takes place Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Sunflower Ballroom. Dr. Koontz, a fellowship trained sports medicine physician at Newton Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, is also the Chairperson of the KSHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. This committee, made up of physicians, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals from across the state, was formed in 2014. They serve the member schools of the Association by providing guidance in the development of potential recommendations, guidelines, policies and educational resources related to medical and student safety matters. Please make it a priority to attend this session and learn how you can continue to provide the best support possible for all members of your team!

Click here to see a few of the many outstanding clinicians scheduled to present at the 2016 KSHSAA Coaching School.

To see a complete list of speakers and schedule, click here.

Baseball   Basketball   Cross Country/Track
Brad Underwood
Spread Entries
Gary Melcher
Track and Field
Justin Price
Team Building
Football   Golf   Softball
Strength & Conditioning   Tennis   Volleyball



Kansas State High School Activities Association
PO Box 495, Topeka KS 66601
Ph: 785.273.5329  Fax: 785.271.0236