Audio: 2020 LHSCA Coaches Convention to be held virtually

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The LHSCA Executive Council held a Zoom meeting Thursday to discuss the 2020 LHSCA Coaches Convention. The event had been scheduled for July 21-22 at The Crown Plaza in Baton Rouge. Over a thousand coaches, athletic directors, administrators and speakers were expected to be in attendance with the move back to Baton Rouge and back to its original spot on the calendar.

The LHSCA Executive Council took into account all information concerning meeting in large groups and traveling handed down by the NFHS Sports Medical Advisory Committee and governmental health agencies. After discussion, the Executive Council unanimously decided to move to a virtual coaches clinic for the 2020 event with the commitment to return to The Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge for 2021.

The decision to hold the Convention “virtually” follows the same path of the NFHS Summer Meeting, the NASO Officials Summit and many other coaches association summer clinics.

Despite missing out on the opportunity to see great speakers, network, see old friends and to rub elbows with vendors all “in person”, we are committed to putting together a great speaker lineup for this event in ALL sports.

In the last two months, there have been a multitude of meaningful webinars and clinic sessions that have provided coaches an opportunity for professional development. Moving forward, we are committed to hosting a tremendous virtual experience for 2020, while hopefully meeting again in 2021.

In the near future, more information concerning the virtual Coaches Convention will be disseminated. Make plans now to attend the event online for July 20-23.

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Eric Held

Director, Louisiana High School Coaches Association

Eric Held is the Director of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Eric has been a member of the LHSCA and the Louisiana Football Coaches Association (LFCA) since 1995, where he is a current board member. Prior to taking on the position with the state athletic association, Eric taught and coached for…

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