Student Leadership Conference
The 2017 MPSSAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, June 10th beginning with registration at 8 AM at Howard HS in Howard County followed by the opening session at 8:45 AM. Registration information will be sent out to member schools and posted in the menu on the left side of this page beginning on March 13th.
The MPSSAA has held an annual Student-Leadership Conference for the past seven years making 2017 its eighth conference. Past conferences have been held at:
2010: Oakland Mills HS
2011: New Town HS
2012: Reservoir HS
2013: Laurel HS
2014: North County HS
2015: North County HS
2016: Gaithersburg HS
The conference has been held in early August, up until this year, as a kick-off to the upcoming Interscholastic Athletics Sports Season. Annually nearly 140 schools participate with over 400 student-athletes in attendance.
The goal of the MPSSAA's student-athlete leadership initiative is to develop student leadership skills that enhance sportsmanship, promote teamwork, time management, perspective, inclusion, healthy lifestyles, and community service. These positive values have been well documented through research as benefits of participating in interscholastic athletics. The structure of the conference provides student interaction through dynamic guest speakers and breakout sessions where students work with one another and share ideas. Students will develop ideas to create solutions for enhancing sportsmanship, leadership, and community involvement that they can take back and implement in their own school setting.