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3D Coaching Clinic:  Transforming the Culture of Sports

The coach is one of the most influential individuals in our society.  It has been said that a coach will influence more people in one year than most people will in a lifetime.  FCA seeks to equip and encourage coaches to grow in their faith and become transformational in how they coach their athletes and influence other coaches.

Whether you coach intercollegiate, high school, middle school, or community youth sports, you will benefit from the over 150 years of collective coaching experience represented by our team of presenters.  Our presenters will be sharing strategies for transforming the culture of sports by coaching the whole athlete--body, mind, and heart--producing athletes who:

  • Learn skills quicker
  • Work harder
  • Recover from injury faster
  • Adapt quicker to new conditions
  • Play at a higher level
  • Learn life lessons
  • Grow in character and faith formation

Terry Franson (Upper-Left):  One of the most decorated coaches in NAIA history, Dr. Terry Franson established Azusa Pacific University as the premier small college track & field program throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s. Coach Franson led the Cougar men to a record 11 NAIA outdoor national championships in 13 years. In addition, he was named the NAIA Coach of the Year a record 10 straight years (1982-91).  Over the course of his coaching career at APU, he coached 125 (87 men) NAIA All-Americans, including 39 (31 men) national champions. Included in the mix are 8 Olympians, including 1992 decathlon bronze medalist Dave Johnson. Franson was head coach of Azusa Pacific’s highly successful men’s and women’s track & field programs for 15 years, from 1981 until 1995, when he resigned in order that he might devote his full attention to duties as the university’s director of athletics.  He finished his career in higher education at APU serving as the Vice President for Student Life.

Greg Grandell (Upper-Right): Coach Grandell has an impressive 35 year coaching career--30 years at West Valley High School, in Cottonwood, CA, with 23 as the Head Football Coach.  The Eagles have won 12 league titles and 4 section championships under  the leadership of Coach Grandell, and he was recently named the 2018 Northern Section Coach of the Year.  During the 2018 season, Coach Grandell found himself called upon to pastor the WVHS football community through the tragic death of a beloved player.  Greg has created one of the strongest football cultures in the North State with a focus on "Faith, Family, and Football" and developing young boys into "Men of Honor".

Rick Prinz (Middle-Left): Coach Prinz has a storied 39-year career in coaching, and currently serves as the Head Football Coach at Paradise High School, in Paradise, CA.  During his 20 years at Paradise, the program has made 18 playoff appearances with 9 league titles, 12 section championship appearances, and 6 section championships. Coach Prinz was voted the 2012 ESPN Northern California Coach of the Year and the 2000 North State CIF Coach of the Year. In 2018, Coach Prinz found himself facing the leadership challenge of his coaching career in responding to the devastating Camp Fire, a catastrophe that prematurely ended a winning season and displaced many players and families who lost their homes.

Alison Hall (Middle-Right):  Coach Hall has over 24 years of coaching experience, most recently completing 19 years as the Head Volleyball and Head Boys and Girls Track & Field Coach at Greenville High School, Greenville, Illinois.  Coach Hall posted 4 Regional Championships and coached numerous conference champions, section champions, and state qualifiers.  She is honored as a two-sport collegiate Athletic Hall of Fame Honoree at Bluffton University in Ohio.  She served as a volunteer FCA Campus Huddle Advisor for over 15 years.  Coach Hall recently moved to Redding with her husband Dr. Norm Hall, the newly appointed President of Simpson University.    

Jerry Vallotton (Bottom-Left):  Coach Vallotton has been coaching for 37 years.  He started coaching wrestling at San Dimas High School while an undergraduate student and football player at Azusa Pacific University.  He has coached wrestling and/or football a combined 30 years in Shasta County, and is currently coaching wrestling at Foothill High School. He has published several articles on coaching philosophy and techniques for both football and wrestling, and has published a book on the "double wing offense" called The Toss (1997).

Norm Slosted (Bottom-Right):  Norm Slosted serves as the Multi-Area Director for the CA North State FCA. He played football at Azusa Pacific University ('77-'81), where he received All-American Honors as a middle linebacker, and is recognized in the university's Athletic Hall of Fame.  He completed a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership in 2010, and researched and published his dissertation on the topic of Transformational Leadership.

VISION:  To see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

MISSION:  To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.

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Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time:  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location:  Simpson University, 2211 College View, Redding, CA

Cost:  Registration Underwritten

Lunch:  Included

Registration:  Link HERE

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, May 9th

FREE 3D Coach Book to First 30 Registrants to Attend

The 3D framework adopted by FCA empowers coaches at any level to fulfill their transformational purpose by helping them become:

  • Fundamentally Sound
  • Skilled at Coaching the Mind
  • Focused on Developing the Heart

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