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CCS Hosting Leadership Conference

For 140 Athletes Tuesday At Otesaga

ccs logoCOOPERSTOWN – More than 140 student athletes from 30 school districts around Central New York will be represented at “Positive Leadership is Powerful Leadership,” a day-long conference planned Tuesday at The Otesaga.

Hosted by Cooperstown Central School’s Leadership Training for Athletes Program, the conference for high school juniors will feature several workshops as well as speakers such as Jess Jecko, Syracuse University’s senior field hockey captain and member of the USA National Field Hockey Team; and Brad Horn, the Hall of Fame’s vice president of communications & education.

“Cooperstown is the perfect place to host such a conference: The community is supportive of athletics, there’s a rich history of sport and the town offers an energizing environment,” said Monica Wolfe, Leadership Training for Athletes adviser. “The leadership conference exists to foster a positive atmosphere that can later be applied in a student-athlete’s life, shared in their schools/community and in and out of their athletic careers.”

Participating high schools include Camden, Central Valley, Cherry Valley-Springfield, Clinton, Cooperstown, Dolgeville, Frankfort-Schuyler, Herkimer, Holland Patent, Little Falls, Morrisville-Eaton, Mount Markham, New York Mills, Notre Dame, Oneida, Oriskany, Remsen, Richfield Springs, Sauquoit Valley, Schenevus, Sherburne-Earlville, Sidney, Town of Webb, Unadilla Valley, Unatego, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Waterville, West Canada Valley, Westmoreland and Whitney Point.

The program is sponsored by the Center State Conference, BSN Sports, State Farm, Stadium System, Athmedics and the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.


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