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12/6/2018 to 12/7/2018
When: Thursday, December 6, 2018
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2018 Sports Management Institute

December 6-7, 2018

Crown Reef Resort

Myrtle Beach, SC

Hosted by the SC Recreation and Parks Association Athletic Programs Branch (SCAP) 

Join your fellow athletic directors, youth sports coordinators and athletic supervisors from across the state at the 2018 SCRPA Sports Management Institute! This 2 day professional development program is designed exclusively for all athletic staff in South Carolina. The SMI will feature sessions on current issues and events in youth sports, facilitated interactive athletic roundtables and a dinner awards ceremony to recognize excellence in SC’s athletic departments. (.8 CEUs will be offered for NRPA and CYSA members pending)


Program Schedule


Thursday, December 6, 2018


Lunch/Opening Session      11:15 am – 12:00 noon         Sam Wyche

Sam Wyche has been done it all from a volunteer coach to a head NFL Coach, leading the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl XXIII.  He is one of 4 coaches to have played in a Super Bowl, been an Assistant in the Super Bowl and a Head Coach in the Super Bowl.  Sam has also served one term on the Pickens, SC County Council.  He knows what it takes to be a leader on and off the field.


Educational Session # 1      12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Panel Discussion: The Dangers of Specialized Youth Sports 

Hear from Sam Wyche, Head Baseball Coach Gary Gilmore from Coastal Carolina and Duane Kitts a Professional Baseball Scout of the Atlanta Braves on the dangers of specialized youth sports.


Educational Session #2       1:15 pm – 2:30 pm     Dale Smith

    Exceptional Leadership - What does that Look Like?

This session will explore positive leadership characteristics that are important in managing people and programs.  Today’s landscape for immediate results requires a unique set of skills to maneuver the landscape of providing service.  We will delve into the characteristics that seem to rise to the top in managing difficult leadership positions.

BREAK                                     2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


Educational Session #3       2:45 pm - 4:00 pm     Dale Smith

    Conflict - Prevention and Taking Action – Difference between Success and Failure

This session will revolve around recognizing the variety of ways to address conflict.  We will discuss methods that are used to prevent conflict, identify situations that action is required and approaches that work.  Conflict is inherent in athletics and understanding the best approach during critical times is imperative for success.

BREAK                                     4:00pm - 4:10pm


Educational Session #4       4:10 pm – 5:25 pm     Angie Prosser, City of Greenville Special Events

   Crowd Control in your facilities

Angie is professional with large and small recreation and special events with the City of Greenville.  She will bring her expertise to you on how to effectively move your crowd through in and out of your events.  How to conduct crowd control at your events from a risk management yet practical point of view.    


Dinner/Social                                      7:15 pm – 9:15 pm


Friday, December 7, 2018

Educational Session #5       8:45 am - 10:00 am    Palmetto Health USC Orthopedics

Training Coaches, Parents and Staff on Recognizing a Concussion and Steps to follow after It Has Been Diagnosed.   

BREAK                                     10:00 am – 10:10 am


Educational Session #6       10:10 - 11:25am         Palmetto Health USC Orthopedics

Writing a Concussion Policy for your Agency including protocols on when a participant should return.  You will be given the tools and tips of how to pass this for your city or county program.

BREAK                                     11:25am - 11:35am


Educational Session #7       11:35 - 12:30pm   The Specialized Youth Sport Athlete from a Physiological Side  

Bring statistical data and researched information back to your communities on the dangers of specialized youth sports.


Awards Lunch                       12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

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