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Student Leadership Conference

     The 2019 MPSSAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference will take place on June 8th beginning with onsite check-in 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 school Athletic Directors and posted in the menu on the left hand side of this page in early April.  Registration can only be done by member school Athletic Directors with their username and password.  Any questions about participating in the conference should come through the school Athletic Director and may be directed to the Student-Athlete Leadership Conference Chair, Michael Duffy at mpssaaslc@gmail.com.

Conference History:

     The MPSSAA has held an annual Student-Leadership Conference for the past nine years making 2019 its tenth 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
2017: Howard HS
2018: Howard HS
2019: Howard HS
 
     The conference is held at the end of the school year in order to provide a positive kick-off to the upcoming fall interscholastic athletics sports season.  Annually nearly 140 schools participate with over 400 student-athletes in attendance.  The goals of the MPSSAA's student-athlete leadership initiative are 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.