Targeted Programming for High School Student-Athletes Across the Psychosocial Development and Educational and Athletic Achievement System
This workshop is designed for community stakeholders who are interested in facilitating the well-being and educational success of high school student-athletes in the current climate of stretched resources and limited time.
Strategies will focus on: Preparing for Successful Transition to Post-High School Environments, Facilitating Psychosocial and Life Skill Development, Academic and Athletic Motivation and Goal Setting, Incidental Advising/Counseling Contact Interventions, Working with At-Risk and Injured Student-Athletes, The Win-Win of Engaging Student-Athletes in Community Service and Optimizing Community Stakeholder Involvement in Student-Athlete Development.
Date and Location TBD. Contact Heidi Huguley at HuguleyH@mail.ccsu.edu for more information.
||Dr. Vernon Percy and Mr. John Miceli
||Workshop open to various stakeholders including school counselors, athletic administrators, coaches (college and high school), parents, and others. Limited to 20 participants.
Instructor Vernon Percy, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy Department at Central Connecticut State University. Vernon earned his M.Ed. in Counseling and Psychological Services with a specialization in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education. His dissertation focused on the phenomenological lived experiences of African American student-athletes in Division I revenue-producing sports. Over the past 15 years he has served in various sport related roles including as a counselor with the University of Connecticut's football program, NFL's Play It Smart initiative, and as Director of an afterschool sport-based boy's program for UCONN's Husky Sport Partnership. Vernon's research interests include racial and athletic identity development in sport, multicultural counseling, and sport based community programming.
John Miceli, M.Ed., 6th Year Diploma, Licensed Professional Counselor, TAC Certified Level I Track & Field Coach; CAPT (O-6), USCGR (ret). A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, John has effectively applied human development and self-determination principles in parallel careers in counseling, coaching, and the military. While serving as counselor to 14 Division I athletic teams over 24 years, John created unique peer leadership/support programs focused on personal growth, academic achievement, and career development as his teams posted outstanding GPA's at UConn. His students were recognized with many significant leadership, academic, and holistic awards with many going on to highly ranked graduate programs and medical school. He also coached 7 UConn school record holders in track & field's sprint and hurdle events. John commanded two large reserve group/units and retired as Senior Reserve Officer for the Coast Guard District spanning Maine to New Jersey.