Reducing Risk and Creating Safe Training Environments for Athletes

August 9, 2018

Presented By:
The Illinois Sport and Performance Institute, 
Featuring Guest Speakers: 
Denise Myers, US Olympic Figure Skating Coach 
Mike Dee, Head Baseball Coach, UIC. Ten-time NCAA Tournament Coach


ISPI Symposium - August 9, 2018

Panel Discussion, Featuring: 

Denise Meyers
US Figure Skating Olympic Coach

Denise Myers, a widely recognized U.S. Olympic figure skating coach joins us with more than 35 years of experience training Olympic, World, National, International & Junior Worlds athletes. Most recently, she traveled to PyeongChang as the head coach for olympic figure skater Bradie Tennell. Additional competition affiliations include coaching the 2015 U.S. Senior Ladies Champions, and U.S. Juniors Ladies Champions (2015, 2006). Based in Twin Lakes Wisconsin, Denise coaches at the Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove, influencing many young and competitive ice skaters year round. As a coach and a mentor, she supports positive mental performance and development in a diverse group of athletes.

Mike Dee
Head Baseball Coach, UIC. Ten-time NCAA Coach

Mike Dee has been a renowned baseball coach for more than 35 years.  As head coach of UIC baseball since 1999, Dee has taken the Flames to the NCAA tournament four times. Previously he was an assistant patch at Minnesota, where the Golden Gophers reached the NCAA tournament six times under his tenure; never winning fewer than 30 games.  Dee also coached high school baseball in Wisconsin, where he was named Wisconsin State High School Coach of the Year in 1987.
Many of Dee’s players have reached high professional successes, sending six players to MLB Draft.  He is open and vocal about coaching and supporting the whole person and athlete.  Dee is transparent about his own struggles and triumphs, and is a key advocate and mentor to many of his players.  

Jenny H. Conviser, PsyD
CEDS, CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Coach) Clinical Psychologist, USOC Sport Psychology Registry


DATE: Thursday, August 9th
TIME: 9am-11am

LOCATION: Mariposa Restaurant, Neiman Marcus
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Level Four
(Validated Parking available)

COST: $30/per person
TICKETS: To reserve a space, please use the provided link. 

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