The MAHPERD 2020 Spring Conference will be held at Westfield State University on Friday, March 27th.
"Supporting Students with Trauma: Strategies for Health and Physical Educators"
Keynote Speaker Claire Perry ~ We Coach
“Healing Centered Environments: The Unique Power of Sport and Physical Activity”
Claire has worked in the sport for good field for the past almost 15 years from PeacePlayers in South Africa to her current place with We Coach. We Coach is grateful to partner with many awesome groups, companies, and teams including Nike, MENTOR, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, and MVP to design and facilitate conversations on the healing power of sport and physical activity for young people and all humans. We Coach places special emphasis on designing strategies and training coaches on trauma-informed coaching, how to coach girls, and how to build safe and positive environments so all people can heal, grow and thrive. Before We Coach, Claire served as the Regional Director for Up2Us Sports Mid-Atlantic (Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC) region, leading programming, fundraising and strategy efforts for the Up2Us coach and training programs. Claire has traveled around the world, speaking about and facilitating sessions on the power of sport, including Cyprus, Zimbabwe and South Africa, where she served a two-year fellowship with the organization PeacePlayers. A student athlete graduate from Cornell University, Claire continues to coach, leading girls and development basketball programming with LA-based organization, Showcase Basketball. When not coaching or facilitating, she can be found with her seven year-old side-kick, her son Leo.
The Executive Board is finalizing the program and will publish it shortly. Please check for the Spring Conference Program.
Spring Conference registration fee (must be a current MAHPERD member). Lunch is included with registration.