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For College & High School Coaches

Coaches’ Institutes & Summits

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Coaches’ Institutes and Summits are intimate, customized experiences.

They’re a time for you, an athletic-program leader, to step out of your daily routine and focus on individualized program improvement.

Whether you spend three days at an Institute or one and a half immersive days at a Summit, you’ll work with peers and seasoned facilitators and come away with action plans for your team.

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Coaches’ Summits

College & High School • 1 1/2 Days

We're excited to launch our brand-new Coaches’ Summits. A Summit, based in a region or a league, is a 1 1/2-day version of our Coaches‘ Institute. You’ll work with the same experienced facilitators and research-based curriculum, and you’ll bring the same plans for action back to your community.

Please contact our director of curriculum and programming, Pam Herath, to learn more.

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The DIII Coaches’ Institute is different than any workshop or clinic I have ever attended. Instead of focusing on technical aspects of the game, the NCLI focuses more on conscious culture creation, and other mental aspects of competition. It was an extraordinary experience. The Academy helped reshape my thinking and provided me with concrete concepts to take my program to the next level.”
— Karin Harvey
Women’s Head Basketball Coach
Montclair State

Coaches’ Institutes

College • 3 days
Commuting to the institute: $700
Staying overnight: $800

This conference-style program is an immersive, campus-based experience. You customize your daily coursework with a mix of seminars and session electives. In the evening, forums offer insight and inspiration for your work with college athletes.

On the last afternoon of the Institute, you recap your takeaways from the coursework and develop action plans. Plans are as diverse as our participants. Some plans address mission and values creation for schools and teams. Others map out an approach for handbooks and expectations. And other plans are a springboard to developing rituals and traditions for a team.

Strive is committed to every coach. That means you take back to your program insights of real, actionable value. You leave an Institute not only with hours of theoretical learning but also with clear plans for integrating this knowledge into the work with your community.

Our Next Institute

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Meet the Team

Pam Herath
Director of Curriculum & Programming
Pam Herath
Strive
Director of Curriculum & Programming

Pam has a long and accomplished career as a high school coach, teacher and administrator. For 16 years, she was the athletic director at the Burke school in Washington, D.C., where she later served as dean of students and as an inaugural lead instructor in Burke’s nationally recognized Leadership Program.

Pam, a three-sport high school athlete, went to Radford University on scholarship, where she was a record-setting volleyball player. She earned her M.S. from James Madison University while serving as the graduate assistant to the athletic director.

Pam has been trained to teach yoga for athletes and is a certified instructor in both Kripalu and Vinyasa Flow. While Pam’s club rugby days are behind her, she still possesses a love of all sports, prefers no more than three people on a volleyball court, and continues to grow and compete as a triathlete, her newest passion.

Jeremy Edwards
Co-founder, Program Associate
Jeremy Edwards
Strive
Co-founder, Program Associate

Jeremy has a long and accomplished career as a high school coach, teacher and administrator. For 16 years, she was the athletic director at the Burke school in Washington, D.C., where she later served as dean of students and as an inaugural lead instructor in Burke’s nationally recognized Leadership Program.

Jeremy, a three-sport high school athlete, went to Radford University on scholarship, where she was a record-setting volleyball player. She earned her M.S. from James Madison University while serving as the graduate assistant to the athletic director.

Jeremy has been trained to teach yoga for athletes and is a certified instructor in both Kripalu and Vinyasa Flow. While Pam’s club rugby days are behind her, she still possesses a love of all sports, prefers no more than three people on a volleyball court, and continues to grow and compete as a triathlete, her newest passion.

Raven Scott
Program Associate
Raven Scott
Strive
Program Associate

Raven first became involved with Strive in 2012 as a Leadership Development Fellow and since has spent 3 years as an administrator and culture creator at our flagship program, Sports Challenge.

Raven started her career in education as part of the Mississippi Teacher Corps in Jackson, Mississippi where she taught Government, Psychology, and Sociology, and coached varsity volleyball at a local high school. As part of the Mississippi Teacher Corps, she earned her Masters Degree from the University of Mississippi in Curriculum and Instruction. Raven continued her career in the classroom after becoming certified in teaching English as a second language and moving to Madrid, Spain. After returning from Spain, Raven served for a season as the assistant volleyball coach at Millsaps College, her alma mater. Originally from Louisiana, but a lover of Mississippi, Raven was a 4 year letter winner with Millsaps College Volleyball with honors as Freshman of the Year, 1st Team All Conference, and 1st Team All-Academic. She graduated from Millsaps in 2013 with a degree in Anthroplogy.

Raven now lives in Wilmington, DE with her favorite creature, Ashton Carter - a hyperactive lab/blue heeler puppy.

Jim Ehrenhaft
Teacher, Coach & Strive Senior Facilitator
Jim Ehrenhaft
St. Alban's School (D.C.)
Teacher, Coach & Strive Senior Facilitator

Jim has taught and coached at St. Alban’s School in Washington, DC for close to 30 years. As Head Cross Country Coach for St. Alban’s and its sister school National Cathedral, and former Head Track & Field Coach for both, Jim has led both schools to multiple championship titles at state, private, and independent school competitions. Jim was named Washington Post Coach of the Year 7 times in cross-country and track. Jim has taught religion, history, and English classes at St. Alban’s and studied at Haverford and earned a master’s degree in religion from George Washington University. He has been a Strive facilitator since 2009.