On April 5th and 6th Klamath Union High School Athletic Department will be hosting three workshops put on by Positive Coaching Alliance.PCA is a nationwide organization that is supported by Professional and College coaches and athletes.Two workshops are for KU athletes' titled Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor and Making Teammates Better.The third workshop is for coaches and is titled Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons.This is the first in a three-year series that will include three workshops per year. PCA mission is to develop a winning and positive culture in athletics and to teach both coaches and athletes to honor the game in a positive manner.
These workshops will be in the Aux gym at KU:
- 4:30-5:30 Thursday April 5th Triple-Impact Competitor (Athletes)
- 5:00-7:00 Thursday April 5th Double Goal CoachCoach (Coaches)
- 9:00-10:00 Friday April 6th Making Teammates Better (Athletes)
Sat March 3rd the KU athletic department hosted the girls 4th and 5th grade Future Pelicans Basketball Tournament. Roosevelt took first, Mills second and pelican third. The Girls KU basketball team did a great job of running the tournament. Spring sports began their practices Monday,,February 26th The great winter weather we were having changed just in time for all our spring athlete’s to feel right at home (cold and wet).
Spring sports numbers look good for all sports Track has 101 participants, Baseball 36, Softball 36, Girls Tennis 18, Boys Tennis 10, and Golf 19. We will be looking at success in all spring sports.
KU Athletic Department is working hard at developing strong leaders in our athletes we will be sending nine girls to the 2018 Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit in Portland on March 10th The summit will include workshops on Developing Winning Learners and Leaders. On April 5th and 6th KU will host three workshops by Positive Coaching Alliance. Two of the workshops will be for athletes. 1: Making Teammates Better: Leadership and Positive Initiation. 2: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor. One workshop will be for coaches. Double-Goal Coach, Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons.
Congratulations’ to the following KU athletes for making it to state competition:
Tyler Moore 195 weight class
Isaiah Franco 120 lb weight class
- Boys relay team (Ryan Willrett, Jacob McGonigle, Ben Blake, and Matthew Gettman)
- Alternatives’ (Brady Montieth, Theron Grey, Brandon VanMeter)
Update on our tennis teams for spring - Both men’s and women’s will be wearing new uniforms this season due to a great donation from Ken and Jeanne Landrum and The Nike grant. Men’s tennis has a new head coach, Jason Conaughty, and the women’s team will again be coached by Mary Young. Team standouts should be Courtlyn Lam, Elyse Englestadter, Mya Phelps and Gabby Gregory for the women and Michael Ferns, Michael Gaede, and Gavin Conaughty for the men. Click here for the tennis team schedules.
Some interesting information from the x-country world - When considering the number of cross country runners relative to the population of the high school Klamath Union placed second in medium schools with 7.8 percent in 2017. Historically KU has been at the top in cross country participation for medium-sized schools 2014= 9.5%,2013= 8.3%, 2012= 10.1%, 2011= 10.3%, 2008 =9.1%, 2007= 10.3%, 2006= 9.7%. This can only have come about by great coaching. Great job Mr. Coffman for developing and maintaining an exceptional cross country program.