Annual Meeting

OCTOBER 2014 WORKSHOP/ANNUAL MEETING

On October 2, 3, & 4th, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association will be conducting its Fall Sports workshop at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center (Florida Mall), 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando 32809. As the tennis arm of the FACA, the Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association will again be conducting the tennis sessions.

While the workshop is free to all FACA members, those who want to become a certified Florida high school tennis team coach will have a fee of $35.00. There will be a take-home test, and upon completion, will be returned to be graded. Those who pass the test will be sent a FHSTCA Tennis Team Coaching Certification and a T-shirt indicating their successful certification.

WHY BE A MEMBER OF THIS FIVE STAR PROGRAM

  • Receive cutting edge training from Nationally recognized coaches.
  • Build your capacity to boost the effectiveness of your program.
  • Make an impact on high school tennis.
  • Have a great time and get inspired

The unique challenges of high school team tennis offers you the opportunity to empower and inspire your athletes to develop life skills which could be used as a catalyst for fulfilling their dreams.

Committed October speakers include:
Igal Buberman           Pete Collins                 John Danise
Scott Enge                 Tarek Merchant           Carl Putman
Bill Riddle                 Scott Williams               Dr. John Murray
Bill Patton                 David Porter                 Brenda Schultz McCarthy
Roy Gessford           John Pouzzner               Michael A. Wehrell
E. Michael Stutzke, CMA National Board Certified Athletic Administrator

Look for agenda, including other speakers, who will join this outstanding group from Georgia, Kansas, Tennessee, and our home state of Florida, on our next web update and our Facebook & Twitter pages.

The tools to affect your players’ future are now in your hands.

Working together we can support the FHSAA mission of building leaders through teamwork, sportsmanship, and citizenship. Help your team develop the mental fortitude and problem solving tools which will serve them on their journey through life.

You can Pay the $35 fee to become a certified Florida high school tennis team coach through Paypal.
During the Paypal checkout, please enter your Name, phone number, and email address in the “notes to seller” text box.


2014 FACA FALL CLINIC FLORIDA MALL HOTEL

THURSDAY – October 2nd

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM — CLINIC REGISTRATION

1:10 PM – 1:50 PM — Speaker: John Pouzzner, FHSTCA President
Topic: Monitor recommendations to FHSAA

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM — Speaker: Roy Gessford, Author, ”A High School Tennis Coach’s Handbook
Topic: “Essential Qualities for a Tennis Coach”

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM — Speaker: John F Murray, PhD.
Topic: Sport psychology, get high on tennis

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM — Speaker: Lenny Schloss, Eye Coach developer
Topic: Timing & Balance development through Eye Coach Use

5:00 PM – 5:50 PM — Speaker: Bill Patton, Author, ”The Art Of Coaching High School Tennis”
Topic: 5 pitfalls of high school tennis coaches should avoid

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM — Coaches Reception & Refreshments in Exhibit Area

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Speaker: David Porter, Dir. Jomesville Tennis & FHSTCA Director
Topic: Round table discussion on running high school tennis program

FRIDAY – October 3rd             MOVE TO TENNIS COURTS – Fort Gatlin Tennis Center
2009 Lake Magaret Dr, Orlando, 32806

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM — Speaker: Carl Putnam, Program Dir Parisi Speed School at ESPI
Topic: How to prepare for practice

10:00 AM – 10:.50 AM — Speaker: Pete Collins, Author of Successful Doubles
Topic: Successful Doubles, works for players of all skill levels

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM — Speaker: Pete Collins, Master PTR pro
Topic: Advanced Doubles, Techniques for hitter & non hitter

12:00 PM – 1:20 PM — LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM — Speaker: Bill Riddle, USPTA Pro, Tennis Dir. Blue-Grass Yacht Club
Topic: 30 Drills in 30 minutes

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM — Speaker: Michael A. Wehrell, President of Vertimax
Topic: Developing Game Changing Abilities, on the tennis court

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM — Speaker: Brenda Schultz McCarthy
Topic: Teaching the Elements of the Serve

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM — FHSTCA Semi-Annual Meeting, open to all attendees
At Florida Mall Hotel

SATURDAY – October 4th             RETURN TO TENNIS COURTS

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM — Speaker: Tarek Merchant, Dir. of Wam Sports, (WAMSPORTS.com)
Topic: Tennis College Playing Opportunities After High School

9:35 AM – 10:20 AM — Speaker: Igal Buberman, USPTA Dir North Fl Tennis Training
Topic: Live Ball Tennis Patterns and Play

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM — Speaker: John Danise, PTR Pro & Dir. Of Tennis Dist. 15 NJTL
Topic: High School use of 10 & Under, Red, Yellow, & Green Tennis Balls

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM — Speaker: Scott Williams, St Andrews School, Dir of Tennis & USPTA Pro
Topic: Handling the different pathways in practice and scheduling


FHSTCA Tennis Team Coaching Certification

As you will see, we have taken a different approach than we originally talked about. The first step in the FHSTCA Tennis Team Coaching Certification is attending the October 2, 3, and 4th coaches workshop and then passing the exam which questions and answers which will be presented by the speakers during the three days of training.

Upon passing the level 1 test, becoming a level 2, (Senior FHSTCA Tennis Team coach or level 3 (Master FHSTCA Tennis Team Coach) will come from accumulating points from the below agenda.

Coaches will be able take their own pathway to reaching the level 2 or level 3 FHSTCA Certified Tennis Team Coach. To become a Senior FHSTCA Certified Tennis Team Coach, level 2, the coach would have to accumulate 85 points. To become a Master FHSTCA Certified Tennis Team Coach, he or she would need to accumulate 100 points.

Being that coaches will be spending funds on the below courses, membership to other tennis organization and their chosen training, The FHSTCA is only planning to charge $30.00 for the Level 1 certification. At this time no further charges will be assessed for becoming a Senior or Master Coach.

Level 2 & 3 Certification Requirements (downloadable PDF at bottom of list)

Points

10         Coaching Principles online course

http://www.asep.com/courseInfo/purchase_courseinfo.cfm?CourseID=227

10         Sport First Aid online course

http://www.asep.com/courseInfo/purchase_courseinfo.cfm?CourseID=251

10         Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills online course

http://www.asep.com/courseInfo/purchase_courseinfo.cfm?CourseID=210

10         Coaching Youth Tennis online course

http://www.asep.com/courseInfo/purchase_courseinfo.cfm?CourseID=130

Additional (non-course) resources for tennis coaches include:

5         Tennisology

http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/Tennisology

5         The Tennis Drill Book

http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/Tennis-Drill-Book-2nd-Edition-The

5         Championship Tennis

http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/Championship-Tennis

5         Tennis: Steps to Success

http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/Tennis:-Steps-to-Success-4th-Edition

5         Tennis Skills and Drills

http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/Tennis-Skills–Drills

3         “The Great Base Initiative” Steven Smith

3         “Smart Tennis” by John Murray from John Whely & Sons

Additional points may be earned by experience, other organizations and sources.

Points

4         For five years of coaching high school tennis and 4 points for each five years
of teaching, up till twenty-five years of high school tennis coaching.

5         PTR or USPTA Professional certification

3         PTR or USPTA attendance of each symposium or national workshop

1         USPTA Regional Education Day

1         PTR 11 to 17 training

5         USTA/PTR or USPTA High Performance Coaching Certificate

3         Publishing tennis article, book or tip

3         Florida DOE coaching endorsement

3         Level 2 Sports Psychology & Motor Learning

3         NIAA guide to Interscholastic Sports

3         SEP Bronze Level Certified Coach

2         for each USTA National or State convention

2         each USTA National Teachers Workshop

2         USTA National Clinician

2         USTA Local Excellence Training Program, (LET)

2         USTA Tennis Development Coaches workshop

2         USTA Quick Start Tennis, (Now 10 & Under Tennis)

1         USTA National Conference on Sport Medicine in Tennis

1         USTA Level 1 Sports Competency

1         Sports First Aid Course

1         Mental Strength Certified Coach

1         If District or Regional tournament director

1         Sport Awards, example: Positive Coaching Alliance, Double Goal Coaching Award or others

1         Tournament Director

1         Team Tennis Coach (FHSTCA)

2         USTA Team Florida Coach (each year)

2         USTA Team Florida Sectional Coach

1         American Team Games Coaching Education Symposium.

We would be looking for your assistance in providing us with relevant new courses and books to add to our point system. There are many ways to reach the top of the mountain and we believe this is a good way for the coaches to choose which way they are going to make the journey to the top.


MINUTES of FHSTCA January 2014 Annual Meeting

Meeting date: January 10, 2014

Call to order:

Annual meeting of the FHSTCA, was held in Daytona Beach, FL, on January 10, 2014. The meeting convened at 5:22 P. M. Executive Director, John Danise, presiding.

Board Members in attendance:

John Danise, Barbara Danise, John Pouzzner, Tony Kamen, Jane Hollinger, Gary Pigott, Teresa Cunningham, Jim Crane, Scott Williams, Kasey Hamaway, and Wayne Robertson. Other FHSTCA members and quest attended.

Approval of minutes:

Motion was made by Jane Hollinger, and seconded by Wayne Robertson to approve the minutes of the April 26, 2013 meeting. Motion carried.

Officers’ Reports:

Treasurer: Executive Director John Danise stated that 2013 ended with approximately $250.00 in Wells Fargo account and the only debt owed was to Bobbie and John Danise for $150.00; explanation was given why the need to place $150.00 into account.

Request for Treasure was made, at which time Secretary Barbara Danise requested someone take her position.

Old business:

Being that we were incorporated as a not for Profit Corporation in the State of Florida on September 5, 2012, that did not mean we are a 501-C3 corporation and in order to do that we really needed a Treasurer and Secretary.

New business:

John Danise read the Agreement between the USPTA FL Division and FHSTCA Growing High School Tennis. Brad Leu expressed his pleasure in having a working relationship with FHSTCA and helping Florida high school tennis more beneficial and explained what their position would be in this partnership.

Jason Gilbert, from the USTA, was on board with the USPTA looking to have players being certified. Check news release on line (USPTA) information.

Two racquets from Wilson Sports are being donated to us and will be raffled off during the All Star Tournament. There was a discussion to sell raffle tickets in each Region before the Tournament and to talk to Angie from the Winter Park Tennis Club and have them start offering raffle tickets to sell prior to the tournament and drawing. Other means for selling tickets were discussed and encouraged to look into. Motion was made by Janie Hollinger and seconded by Teresa Cunningham. Motion carried

John Danise went over the next FHSTCA Team Challenge event in Naples on February 8th. David Porter of Jonesville Tennis Center previously conducted a successful tournament and has committed to conduct another in June

John Danise explained the importance of these team challenges, stating that the revenue while needed, was minor compared to the exposure for promoting our end of year All Star Tournament, as well as building better relationship with USTA/Florida and supporting our partner Team Connection with our contest to provide free tennis uniforms for a boys and a girls high school. Starting in May we want to resume conducting these tournaments and are looking to conduct at least one FHSTCA Team Challenge a month, in different regions of the State

Our Immediate Past President Corbin Graves is no longer coaching high school tennis and our President John Pouzzner will take over his nomination committee duties.

ALL STAR TOURNAMENT: Explanation of change from 8 regions to 16 regions discussed, as well as making sure all schools and students know of the opportunity. This year’s Regional winner will represent Florida in San Diego at the WTT National Junior Tournament, thanks to our partnership with Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida. Went over Application fee of $25.00 non refundable. Discussion about verbiage occurred, members were asked to provide us with any suggestions for verbiage changes

Motion to close meeting by Jim Crane and seconded by Janie Hollinger. Motion carried.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

________________________________ February 1, 2014

Barbara Danise, Secretary

Upon completion Of Board meeting and the signing of by our President, John Pouzzner and USPTA Florida President Brad Leu of our historic agreement, which can be seen on our website, a discussion between our Executive Director, President, myself and Scott Williams and Kasey Hamaway occurred about the Secretary and Treasure positions and the advantages of forming a 501-C3.

During a later conversation, Scott agreed to assume the Secretary position and Kasey agreed to assume the Treasure position and start the 501-C3 process. John and I are blessed to have such outstanding members to turn these duties over to.


2014 FACA SPRING CLINIC

HILTON DAYTONA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT

THURSDAY – JAN. 9TH

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM CLINIC REGISTRATION

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM John Danise , FACA Tennis Chairman

Topic: Monitor recommendations to FHSAA

2:05 PM – 2:50 PM Speaker: John Pouzzner, FHSTCA President

Topic: FHSTCA What do you expect?

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Speaker: John F Murray, Ph.D.

Topic: Sport psychology, get high on tennis

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM Speaker: Brenda Schultz, Academy & Former WTA player

Topic: The Serve, and how to empower it.

5:00 PM – 5:50 PM Speaker: Loren Fogelman, Author

Topic: Winning the Mental Game of Tennis

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Coaches Reception & Refreshments in Exhibit Area

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM TennisRoundtable & Refreshments

FRIDAY – JAN. 10TH MOVE TO EMBRY RIDDLE TENNIS COURT

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Speaker: Carl Putnam, Program Dir Parris Speed School at ESPI

Topic: How to prepare for practice

10:00 AM – 10:.50 AM Speaker: Pete Collins, Author of Successful Doubles

Topic: Successful Doubles, works for players of all skill levels

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Speaker: Pete Collins, Master PTR pro

Topic: Advanced Doubles, Techniques for hitter & non hitter

12:00 PM – 1:20 PM LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM Speaker: Scott Williams, St Andrews School, Dir of Tennis & USPTA Pro

Topic: Handling the different pathways in practice and scheduling

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM Speaker: Rusty Gordon, Chairman Speed Track

Topic:Why conditioning, tennis and speed track

3:30 PM – 4:10 PM Speaker: John Danise, Ex. Dir. FHSTCA

Topic: All Star Tournament

RETURN TO HILTON DAYTONA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT

4:45 PM- 5:15 PM Speaker: Gary Pigott, Senior Dir Athletics, FHSAA

Topic: FHSAA Update

5:30 PM- 6:30 PM FHSTCA Semi Annual Meeting

SATURDAY – JAN. 11THMOVE TO EMBRY RIDDLE TENNIS COURT

9:00 AM- 9:30AM Speaker: Tarek Merchant, Dir. of Global Relations, WAMsports.com

Topic: Athletic College Scholarship Assessments

9:35 AM – 10:20 AM Speaker: Michael Edge, Head Coach Washington H S & USPTA Pro

Topic:Practice Plans for Large Groups

10:30 AM 11:20 AM Speaker: Scott Enge, Past President NHSTCA & USPTA Pro

Topic: 9 Shots Every Good H S Player Should Master

11:30 AM -12:20 PM Speaker: Ingal Buberman, USPTA Dir North Fl Tennis Training

Topic:Live Ball Tennis Patterns and Play


MINUTES of FHSTCA Meeting

Meeting date: April 26, 2013

Call to order:

Annual meeting of the FHSTCA was held in Daytona Beach, FL, on April 26, 2013. The meeting convened at 8:40 P. M. Executive Director, John Danise, presiding.

Board Members in attendance:

John Danise, Barbara Danise, John Pouzzner, Tony Kamen, Jane Hollinger, Gary Pigott, David Porter, Wayne Robertson and Joe Curtis. Pierce Kelley and Jim Martz were guests.

Awards Presentation:

A handsome walnut plaque was given to Pierce Kelley and the Officers of The Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida for its vision and support of the Florida High School Tennis Tournaments. FHSTCA is a proud partner with YTF in growing high school tennis awareness.

Approval of minutes:

No changes were made to the January Board meeting which was posted on the website. Motion was made by Gary Pigott, and seconded by Joe Curtis to approve the minutes of the on January 11, 2013 meeting. Motion carried.

No Treasure report, need Treasurer. Only addition funds listed on Sponsor page of website. We had no volunteer for a Treasurer. David Porter agreed to conduct FHSTCA Tournament in order to produce needed funds.

New business:

Move from eight Regions to ten. Tabled
Rational: easier to locate All Star players and easier to monitor and have an influence on region. Discussion: on moving to 16 regions. John Danise showed map of FACA 24 Regions and second map of proposed new 16 region FHSTCA map after much discussion about size, number of high schools in each region. Motion was made by Gary Pigott, and seconded by Tony Kamen to increase regions to the proposed 16 listed. One descending vote.

Discussion that Regional Directors be Board Members, following discussion that regional directors should also be All Star Coach and assist with finding second coach in region.
Motion was made by Gary Pigott, and seconded by Tony Kamen.

Old business:

All Star Tournament. Discuss on trying to move tournament to USTA facility and trying to convince them not to conduct 18 year old designated at same time. Agreed that in order to reduce cost of rooms and food which YTF graciously supplies that regional team would be reduced from 4 boys and 4 girls to 3 boys and 3 girls and that players would be placed in room with 3 in each.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 9:32 p.m.

________________________________ April 26, 2013

Barbara Danise, Secretary Date

FHSTCA


FHSTCA January 2013 Conference

MINUTES of FHSTCA Annual Meeting

Meeting date: January 11, 2013

Call to Order:

Annual meeting of the FHSTCA, was held in Daytona Beach, FL, on January 11, 2013. The meeting convened at 5:00 P. M. Executive Director, John Danise, presiding.

Board Members in Attendance:

John Danise, Barbara Danise, John Pouzzner, Corbin Graves, Tony Kamen, Jane Hollinger, Gary Pigott, David Porter, Teresa Cunningham, Wayne Robertson, and Kevin Walker

Approval of Minutes:

Motion was made by Jane Hollinger, and seconded by Tony Kamen to approve the minutes of the January 7, 2012 meeting. Motion carried.

Officers’ Reports:

Treasurer: Balance of $101.03 as of 1/11/2013. $600.00 in sponsor fees deposited. Prior to meeting the donated Wilson racquet was won by Rockledge coach Gail Larson. Motion was made by Jane Hollinger, and seconded by Tommy Tucker, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried

Unfinished Business:

By Laws need to be up dated and suggestions and recommendations should be presented at next meeting on April 26th at Daytona Beach, FL.

New Business:

Members were asked to choose which committee they want to be on by the April Board Meeting. The committees are: Awards, Education and Annual Meeting nomination and By-Law and Charter committee which immediate past president Corbin Graves will chair.

Immediate needs are to fill officers’ position of Treasurer and Secretary being that we were incorporated as a non for Profit Corporation in the State of Florida on September 5, 2012.

Discussions:

Award committee should consider recognition of Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida. Remember our corporate partners and consider using Wilson, Tennis Express, and others whenever possible. David Porter suggested that all members get a Google Gmail account to create our own date base for communication.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m…

________________________________ January 25, 2013

Barbara Danise, Secretary Date

FHSTCA

* Prior to meeting Gail Larson of Rockledge High School won the donated Wilson tennis racquet which raised $105.00.


2013 FACA TENNIS CLINIC

HILTON DAYTONA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT

FHSTCA TENNIS CLINIC SCHEDULE

Thursday – Jan.10th

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Clinic Registration

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Speaker: John Danise, FACA Tennis Chairman

Topic: Monitor recommendations to FHSAA

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Speaker: John Pouzzner, FHSTCA President

Topic: Needed to be successful High School Tennis Coach

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Speaker: Shelton Crews, Ex. Dir., FACA

Topic: FACA, Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM Speaker: John Danise, Ex. Dir. FHSTCA

Topic: ALL STAR TENNIS TOURNAMENT

5:00 PM – 5:50 PM Speaker: Vic Borgogno, Sports-Split-Step.com.

Topic: A Fundamental Movement of Sports

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM FACA RECEPTION

Friday – Jan.11th MOVE TO EMBRY RIDDLE TENNIS COURT

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Speaker: Carl Putman, Program Dir. Parris Speed School at ESPI

Topic: How to prepare for practice

10:00 AM –10:50 AM Speaker: Dave Pachal, Head Tennis Coach Embry-Riddle

Topic: College doubles

11:00 AM- 11:50 AM Speaker: Attending Tennis Coaches

Topic: Drill exchange

12:00 PM – 1:20 PM LUNCH

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM Speaker: Tim Pleasant, Head Tennis Coach Bethune-Cookman

Topic: College Tennis Drills

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM Speaker: Corbin Graves, Immediate Past Pres FHSTCA

Topic: High School Tennis Drills

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM Speaker: Mike Kypriss, Vinnie Barros, Dr. Krop High School

Topic: Serve and Return of Serve

4:25 PM – 4:55 PM Speaker: Gary Pigott, Senior Dir Athletics FHSAA

Topic: FHSAA yesterday, today and tomorrow

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM FHSTCA Annual Meeting

Saturday – Jan.12th

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM Speaker: Michele Krause, ITA Cardio Tennis

Topic: Cardio tennis and your team

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM Speaker: Larry Karageanes, highschooltenniscoach.com

Topic: Great drills for not so great players

11:30 AM -12:15 PM Speaker: Vic Borgogno, Sports-Split-Step.com

Topic: Why the Tennis Split Step?