Virtual Hockey Summit to look at coach-player conversations about race, social injustice

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The Black Lives Matter movement has shined a light on an important issue, making many people realize that we can and should do more — no matter what the colour of your skin is.

At the Virtual Hockey Summit, taking place this Friday and Saturday, we’re aiming to continue the conversation.

Specifically, we’ll dive into how to have open dialogue with your players about race and social injustice.

Joining us will be Lawrence Scott, the Director of Player Development for the Army West Point football team. Scott comes to us from a different sport, but with an important perspective. In his role with Army West Point, Scott oversees the personal, professional, and leader development modules of the Army football team, providing academic, personal, emotional, and spiritual support, ensuring they have all the resources they need in all areas of life to be successful.

Scott will be interviewed by Dr. John Izzo, co-founder of The Men’s Initiative. A best-selling author, Izzo has worked with executives and leaders for over 30 years across 500 companies to help them connect to the legacy they want to leave. He is passionate in the role men must play in creating a more sustainable future and the role that inner work has in that process.

Scott and Izzo will outline the role coaches play in providing players an outlet to have conversations about issues they could be facing away from the game. They will also help to provide tools and steps to facilitate discussion about race and how to foster a more empathetic culture within your team.

This is the inaugural edition of the Virtual Hockey Summit, which follows in the footsteps of our popular annual Hockey Coaches Conference. The list of attendees includes the likes of Rod Brind’Amour, Bruce Boudreau, Cammi Granato, and Brad Treliving.

The Virtual Hockey Summit is taking place online September 25-26. The cost is $250 CAD per person, but is absolutely free if you purchase an annual membership to The Coaches Site ($119.99).

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Rob Williams


Rob Williams is the Editor in Chief of The Coaches Site. A former amateur hockey coach, he is also the Sports Editor at Daily Hive. See All Posts By Rob


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