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Site Announced for Latino Tennis Coaches Workshop, Oct. 6-7 in Orlando

September 18, 2012 12:15 PM
mediawall-hispanicThe Orlando Tennis Center and the adjacent Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel will be the sites for the Oct. 6-7, 2012, USTA (United States Tennis Association) Diversity and Inclusion department's Latino Tennis Coaching Workshop, titled "How Hispanic Coaches Can Impact Tennis Development in the U.S."
To register CLICK HERE.
"Latino coaches can substantially impact tennis development and competition in the United States, providing more tools to attract, retain and develop more people playing tennis," said USTA Florida Diversity Coordinator Shelly Licorish on the vision of the workshop. "Considering that there are more of 53 million Hispanic-speaking people in the U.S., this workshop can be also an excellent option for those coaches to expand and improve their business."
The mission of the workshop is to share with all coaches the most innovative information to help Latino coaches meet the challenges and gain success in the U.S. tennis industry. The event is in collaboration with USTA Florida. The Hispanic workshops, which originated in the USTA Florida Section, are now being piloted by USTA national in the USTA Eastern, Texas, Midwest and Northern California Sections.
By the end of the workshop, coaches will be able to: produce tangible benefits in new areas of their job; discover their own level of competencies; engage with leaders in 10 and Under Tennis, Recreational Development, High Performance and the tennis industry; engage the potential market of 53 million Latinos; and embark on continued education and networking in their USTA Section and the rest of the U.S.
The keynote speaker will be Gustavo Granitto, an expert on Latino tennis and a past speaker and seminar coordinator at ITF national and international seminars in more than 51 countries since 1985. He has 35 years of coaching experience with both junior and professional players, with a specialty in coaching education and junior development, primarily focused on the Long-Term Junior Development and Training Concept. He is founder of GTC Tennis Consultancy Inc., a multicultural service company focused on comprehensive tennis development in Florida.
Additional speakers are to be announced. The registration fee for the event is $125 which includes a CD of presentations, folder program, coffee breaks, gifts, meet-the-experts sessions, and certificate of attendance. USTA, PTR and USPTA members receive a 10% discount on registration. The registration process is through host USTA Sections.

The Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel is located at 400 W. Livingston St., and the Orlando Tennis Center at 649 W. Livingston Street in Orlando.
For the two-day program schedule, registration or more information, contact Shelly Licorish at licorish@florida.usta.com.

First Day:

- 9:00 am: Presentation and introduction of the Workshop, Seminar.

- 9:15: Coaching Philosophy. Seminar

- 9:30: Defining your own level of competences. On court

- 10:30 The importance of quality of Coaching to support your business. Group discussion. On court

- 11:30: Review of the most important advantages of our sport to retain people in tennis. On Court

- 12:15 pm: Lunch, free discussions

- 1:00 pm: Group Discussion: More benefits of 10 AND UNDER PROGRAM. Seminar

- 1:45: Discovering the potential market of 53 millions Spanish Speakers in USA. Defining the characteristics of each Hispanic group. Seminar

- 2:15: Improve your quality of life and the performance of your players through a simple Nutrition Program. Seminar

- 3:15: Coffee break

- 4:00: Methodology of Teaching and Training. Presentation and Group discussions. On court

- 4:45: USTA Local Section resources-diversity Dept & Foundation. Seminar

- 5:15: Group discussion, review and conclusions of topics of today. Seminar

Second Day:

- 9:00 am: Parents as a Partners: Ideal strategies for benefits of their kids, them and for tennis. Seminar / On Court

- 10:00 The Power of the Long Term Development Concept. On court / Seminar

- 10:45: Coffee Break

- 11:00 How tennis practice can fit in the needs of the Latino community? Seminar

- 12:00pm: Review of Topics presented. Questions & Answers. Seminar/On court

- 1:00: Conclusions, and Certificates. Seminar





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