The Sports and Recreation Job Track will meet the needs of fitness, sports, and wellness professionals, introducing the newest concepts, unique approaches, and strategies that will impact your everyday activities as well as those who use your fitness center. Share insights from peers and colleagues as well as learn new strategies and techniques from industry leaders.
You’ll leave with the ability to tell your JCC’s story to the right people in the right way so that you get them in the door—and keep them coming back. You will go home with new ideas and the tools to make it happen. Most importantly, you will meet and spend time with the others who do what you do and you’ll have the opportunity for an open exchange of ideas.
Fitness/Sports & Wellness Job Track Leader: Steve Becker, Vice President, Health and Wellness Services
Consults with sports and wellness staff about programming and facilities. Oversees programs and services for health and wellness, including Discover @ the JCC, DiscoverCATCH, and Lenny Krayzelburg-JCC Swim Academy. Educational coordinator for Sports and Wellness conferences, and preferred vendor contact for sports and wellness-related vendors.
Session Title #1: Quality Coaching
Description: What is good coaching and how do you build it, grow it and evaluate it at youth and performance levels? Our approach is based on research and implementation performed by the United States Olympic Committee’s director of coaching education. Free tools and resources will get your coaches educated and tuned into what good coaching means.
Session Title #2: 10 Steps to Implementing Revenue Producing Events
Description: JCC sports and recreation departments can be an excellent home for large-scale revenue producing events. Participants will come away with everything needed to enhance existing programs or plan your first golf tournament, road race, triathlon, or basketball tournament.
Session Title #3: What’s Unique About JCC Sports and Rec?
Description: Jay Jacobs, a former sports and rec professional, shares the keys to using everything JCCs have to offer to position their department as the leader in sports and recreation programming in their community. Learn how to turn your leagues into the hottest programs in town that sell themselves from Jay, who is now executive director of the Valley of the Sun JCC. Take away simple tricks of the trade that will ensure league growth and popularity.
Session Title #4: Sports & Recreation Best Practices
Description: Get your notebook out for this one! A panel of sports and rec professionals will be sharing their most successful programs, policies, and practices. Topics covered include: outsourcing vs. JCC branded programs; integrating technology and social media; handling sport specializations; staff recruitment and development; game changing programs, implementing consistency; and MORE!
Session Title #5: JCC Maccabi® Past, Present, and Future
Description: Be a part of the future of JCC Maccabi®! Join our new vice president of JCC Maccabi, Samantha Cohen, to learn best practices for a successful year-round JCC Maccabi program. Come be a part of planning for the future of this vital program!