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2022-2023 The school year officially began on the first day of the All-School Summit on Monday, August 1 at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium. The first day was full of information and excitement as the CHSAA and its member schools prepared for the upcoming year. The day began with a triple event that included new athletic and activity director meetings as well as a public sports medicine symposium hosted in partnership with the Colorado Athletic Trainers Association. The symposium marked the first time that athletic coaches from across the state were able to come together for an all-school summit before the start of the season. More than 120 certified athletic trainers traveled to Denver for the symposium. “We wanted to find a way to bring our athletic coaches together and make them feel more involved in the CHSAA process,” Thompson Valley School District AD and SMAC Committee Chair Kevin Clark said. “Given how much interaction ATs have with ADs, we wanted to provide them with sessions that covered things that were relevant to them in their field. Today was a great way to kick off the year at Mile High with a great headliner.” That great keynote speaker was legendary former Broncos track and field coach Steve “The Greek” Antonopoulos. Antonopoulos spent 45 years as an athletic trainer in the Broncos organization, including 36 years as head coach. He gave talks to both athletic trainers and new ADs about the role and importance of sports medicine professionals. “I think it’s incredible that the CHSAA and the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee have been able to develop this day to help advance the ideals of sports medicine,” said Antonopoulos. “The education and student-athlete-focused concepts offered today are what the CHSAA is all about. It was a great honor to have the opportunity to speak today, because I’m from a small town and it’s great to see the grassroots effort that goes into making a big athletic effort.” “Today was great,” added CATA President Jim Keller. “Relationships have grown across the state and this is a catalyst to continue these efforts. I hope that continues in the years ahead as we need to come together to share thoughts and ideas to put student-athletes first.” The afternoon joined with a group of ADs returning from the rest of the state to attend information sessions and listen to a passionate keynote address by Rick Ramirez.Learn more about Rick at his website, rickramirezspeaks.com.
Thanks to @rick_ramirez915 for a fantastic keynote at the Whole Schools Summit this afternoon! #copreps #coactivities pic. On the same subject : Best in College Sports: Michigan Goes Through the Competition to Claim the Award for the 2021-22 Athletic Season.twitter.com/CPuY0CYGG3