Business Education

Summer Summits & Conferences

Why attend a conference?

Attend a conference in order to network with people in your industry, learn something new and get inspired.

I find that the summertime is the best time to renew and rejuvenate before the crushing weight of fall registrations and a new season approaches. There is something about the long days and bright sunshine that draws inspiration.

So this summer, take the time to learn something new from the industry experts. Instead of work, think of it as a mini-vacation or retreat. Get an innovative perspective on what other gyms are doing well. That way you can take home the best ideas and inspirational thoughts that will benefit your program for the upcoming season.

Check out just a few of the fabulous retreats happening this summer!

Instructional Coaching Conference (July 22-24, 2019)

If you are free this upcoming weekend, this conference can be a fun last-minute retreat!

Hosted in Austin, Texas, the ICC will bolster and improve coaching skills and classroom management. This conference pertains to any activities program, whether in gymnastics, dance, martial arts, or even a swimming program. Therefore, attending this conference is a wonderful way to learn new ideas about coaching and network with a broader base.

Coaching expertise, classroom management, interpersonal and leadership skills are some of the key ideas that will be emphasized. There will also be certified clinicians to give insight and advice regarding health and safety. You will be able to learn how to create a classroom and program that is both fun and a well-managed play space for students.

For those of us that are born to motivate and push others, this is the conference to attend! So come take your coaching to the next level and positively impact your student’s lives,

Check out the Instructional Coaching Conference here:

GFA RETREAT (July 27-28, 2019)

Do you have a recreational program that is relatively new? Are you feeling like your gym is not reaching your expectations? Or maybe your recreational coaches just need a new injection of energy to breathe life into their teaching style? If you answered yes, to one or more of these questions, the Gymnastics For All Summer Retreat, is a good fit for you.

Located in British Columbia, the Gymnastics For All Summer Retreat, is a professional development opportunity for coaches, gym owners, and educators. Offered over the weekend are a mix of business and leadership sessions, coaching sessions, and coach evaluator training.

Since there will be qualified industry experts sharing their expertise and guidance. These are great for gym owners, coaches, and educators who have just started and/or feel ready to take on a new direction.

Click on this link to learn more about the GFA retreat.

Gymnastics Ontario Coaching Congress (Aug 24-25, 2019)

Does your gymnastics program need an extra oomph? Then the annual Gymnastics Ontario Coaching Congress offers up-to-date professional development sessions for gymnastics coaches of all levels and disciplines.

Experts will address critical points regarding coaching techniques, sport psychology, child psychology, and concussion research. Notable speakers attending will share their expertise on how to successfully run a gymnastics program, for all ages. So don’t miss the tips and guidance from gymnastics owners who have been making their mark in the industry. 

Click on this link to learn more about the Gymnastics Ontario Coaching Congress.

Coach2Coach (August 16-18, 2019)

Are you having trouble retaining students? Do your coaches need a refresher on how to keep their classes dynamic and engaging? Then change the pace with this fun summer camp for adults. Enjoy space for your coaches to engage with other professionals and grow in their expertise while having fun.

The Coach2Coach retreat is for Preschool and Recreational coaches who want their gymnastics schools to keep on thriving. Learn how to improve your business and your coaching skill set. Your retreat ticket includes the Hands-on-training, lodging, food, and fun. So just bring yourself, your clothes, and an eager attitude to learn and develop.

Click on this link to learn more about the Coach2Coach Retreat

Jeff Metzger’s Bootcamp (November 7-11, 2019)

This event is in the fall of 2019. However, it is so good, we wanted to make sure you don’t skip it! Please note, before you keep reading, that this conference is strictly for gym owners, managers, and small business owners.

Jeff Metzger’s BOOT CAMP is an investment in yourself and your goals. In the course of four days, learn an array of subjects to help you improve and strengthen your business. Topics range from core beliefs and values to operations and management, to the marketing aspect of running a profitable business. Get involved because this boot camp is about to sharpen your skills and bottom line!

Click on this link to learn more about Jeff Metzger’s Boot Camp

Recreational Directors Roundtable

One more save the date for this fall is coming on Friday, November 8, 2019. Join the Recreational Directors Roundtable to networking and brainstorm with like-minded professionals. This event is devoted to helping children’s activity programs expand their businesses.

Click here to learn more about the Directors Roundtable


Why are these summits worth your time? Because education is an investment in yourself and in your business.

Every business has room to grow. Perhaps your business isn’t doing as well as you hoped for. Maybe there are challenges you are facing that are difficult to resolve. Or even if everything at your program is smooth sailing. Either way, these conferences are an opportunity for a change of pace, to be inspired and learn something new.

Yes, these conferences involve fees and travel. However, rather than looking at it as an expense, treat it as an investment. Because this is how you grow your team and your program.

If you do attend one of these events, please let us know how it worked out for you! Hope you have a fantastic summer. Stay cool.

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