LEAD Sports Summit
Aug
30
to Sep 2

LEAD Sports Summit

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For Swimmers age 13-18.  Over the course of the 4 day Summit, swimmers will attend various sessions with a variety of expert mentors/Olympic Champions, participate in team building activities, and learn about their strengths as individuals that will help them navigate their teenage years and achieve more as students, athletes, and leaders. Topics of focus include: Nutrition, Confidence, Leadership, Perseverance, Sports Psychology/Mental Health, as well as panel discussions and age-specific breakout groups. Each day of the Summit also includes a daily fitness & fun excursion including yoga, dance, and more.

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Nike Swim Camp at Johns Hopkins University
Jul
29
to Aug 1

Nike Swim Camp at Johns Hopkins University

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The 2019 Maryland Nike Swim Camp will be hosted at Johns Hopkins University this coming summer! Situated in the north Baltimore neighborhood of Charles Village, competitive swimmers from DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond can train and improve their strokes at the O’Connor Recreation Center, a 25 yard x 6 lane pool located adjacent to the AMR II Dormitory where overnight campers reside.

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Global Followership Conference
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Global Followership Conference

I will be presenting “Following Like a Leader” at the first annual Global Followership Conference

The title of this workshop may seem like an oxymoron, but I assure you that the words “leader” and “follower” are not contradictory or mutually exclusive.  Although the leader/follower dynamic is naturally symbiotic, where one cannot exist without the other, identifying as either a leader or a follower can be highly problematic in positive leadership practices.  The core of this concept is true (you cannot lead without a follower), but what most people don’t realize is that you can be a leader and a follower at the same time, and the ways that you follow define you as a leader. 

In what ways can you follow like a leader?  We will begin answering this question by examining famous followers from theatrical history and asking ourselves “What motivates these people to follow?”   Why does President Skroob follow Dark Helmet in the 1987 film Space Balls?  What motivates Neo’s followers to support him in the 1999 film The Matrix?  How about Watson in any of the adaptations of Sherlock Holmes? Through small group discussions, we will explore these famous followers, as well as followers of your interest, and begin to inquire why they follow and if one motivator is better than another. 

We will continue to inspect motivations for followership through our own adaptation and presentation of a play titled The Pizza Shop—the story of a corner pizza shop and its difficulty in maintaining effective managers and supportive employees.  Through small group skits, we will define five main motivators behind followership and connect them to our famous followers from the previous activity. We will organize the five main followership motivators into a hierarchy from least sustainable to most sustainable and investigate whether or not our famous side-kicks followed for the right reasons. 

Next, we will focus on you.  Who are the leaders in your life and why do you follow them? Spoiler alert:  in most of the corporate world, one of our top motivations for following is financial security—this is the reality of the world. But can we also make it about buying into the vision of your organization?  Do you have a responsibility as a follower to ensure that you are following for the right reasons?  At the end of this workshop, you will understand why the answer to both of these questions you is yes, and how you can become a genuinely enthusiastic follower. 

 You will leave this workshop knowing your role as both a follower and a leader within your organization.  You will know the value of following like a leader and understand how you can influence those around you to follow in a sustainable and active manor.  You will be able to define five different reasons why people follow and categorize them from least sustainable to most sustainable, and you will be able to recognize your influence on a leader’s ability to lead. You will know how to take control of your followership motivators, and how to direct yourself to buy into the vision of your organization.  At the end of this workshop, you will be in more control of your happiness as a follower.

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Nike Swim Camp at Johns Hopkins University
Jul
8
to Jul 11

Nike Swim Camp at Johns Hopkins University

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The 2019 Maryland Nike Swim Camp will be hosted at Johns Hopkins University this coming summer! Situated in the north Baltimore neighborhood of Charles Village, competitive swimmers from DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond can train and improve their strokes at the O’Connor Recreation Center, a 25 yard x 6 lane pool located adjacent to the AMR II Dormitory where overnight campers reside.

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The Keys to Success for Young Female Athletes
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

The Keys to Success for Young Female Athletes

A Program Organized by Emma Scielzo. The transition to high school sports can be challenging.  Expectations are higher, demands on schedules increase, and the stress of balancing academics with athletic goals can be overwhelming.   This workshop is specifically designed for 8th grade female athletes who are planning to pursue sports in high school.

A great athlete encompasses more than just physical ability.  She must learn to balance competing demands and keep a positive mindset.  She must take care of her emotional and mental health, while honing her physical skills.  Perhaps most importantly, she must be a leader in her team, her school, and her community.  This workshop will help each young athlete to develop the skills that will help her nourish her mind, body, and soul.

During this workshop, eighth grade female athletes will have the opportunity to learn from expert panelists on the topics of nutrition, sleep, sports psychology, healthy balance, community service and confidence.  This workshop will bring together eighth graders from all around the DC/MD/VA area.

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