“Excellence in Coaching” class returns next month

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Former Loyola University Athletic Director John Planek (pictured right) is bringing back his three-day class called “Excellence in Coaching” next month at Dominican University in River Forest.

The class is aimed at full-time teachers involved in coaching at nearly every level.

The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14-16 at Dominican, 7900 Division St. It can be taken for credit or as non-credit.

“I think helping coaches become better is really important,” Planek said.

Among the points Planek intends to cover is “effective communication, ethical leadership and meaningful motivation.” Planek invites guest speakers from top Chicago professional sports organizations and from area collegiate teams.

More information about the course description and registration can be found at the Dominican website here.

Planek can add another dimension to his class this year as a high school basketball dad. His son, Thomas, a 6-foot-5 sophomore forward, was one of the top reserves for Fenwick’s basketball team last season.

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