Spring Athletics Workshop

April 4 – 5, 2022

An invitation to DENA ministries’ Athletic Directors, Assistant Athletic Directors, Athletic Department Staff, and Coaches

DoubleTree Hotel
700 Hope Rd
Eatontown, NJ 07724

$185 per person includes:

  • 1-night private room hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast, dinner, and social
  • Afternoon and morning snack breaks
  • Workshop presentations and resources

*Registration does not include travel or lunch

For questions, please contact Justin Martineau, jmartineau@fscdena.org.

This year’s Spring Workshop begins Monday, April 4 at 12pm and ends Tuesday, April 5 at 12:30pm.

Workshop Presenter: Rob Miller

The primary presenter for this year’s workshop is Rob Miller, the former Director of the NAIA Champions of Character Initiative. Rob now works nationally with Proactive Coaches, consulting school districts, school administrations, coaches, student-athletes, and parents with an emphasis on improving character and competence within the culture of sport. He has been a collegiate and youth-level coach, an athletic conference commissioner, a development director, and the executive director of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

View sample schedule of events

Sample of topics include:

  • Building a character-based athletic program
  • 7 ways to lead
  • Steps to building successful teams
  • The community/relationship between coaches and student-athletes
  • Our Lasallian vocation
  • Idea-sharing, best-practices

Each year this workshop focuses on job-alike personnel within our network and provides the opportunity for colleagues from across the District to gather for professional development and strategic sharing. As Lasallian educators, we meet our students where they are. For some, athletics is the pathway to meaning and belonging. What differentiates us, as Lasallians from other interscholastic or independent athletic teams? How can we, as athletic departments, foster this sense of purpose and Lasallian formation with our student-athletes and our coaches—especially our non-faculty coaches. How can we create a culture of support; support for athletics, support for athletes, support for and between coaches? How can we foster the vocation to coaching?

Registration for the annual spring workshop is now closed. For questions, concerns, or late registrations, please contact Mr. Justin Martineau directly. 

DENA Action Item

To create meaningful exchanges across ministries, DENA and Chief Administrators will encourage the formation of collaborative efforts among DENA ministries. In support of these exchanges, DENA will facilitate the creation of a database to encourage collaboration and cooperation among our ministries that will encourage the creation of partnerships, learning opportunities and other activities in service with the poor. (DENA Action Item)

Past Spring Workshops

2021 Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing
Secondary School Guidance – College Counselors and Social Workers
Lasallian Schools: Communities of Welcome, Learning and Encounter
Latino Enquentro
2016 Special: Mission Driven Athletics (Higher Ed and Secondary Schools)
2015 Ministry Communication Directors
2014 Secondary School Athletic Directors
2013 School Admission and Enrollment Directors