Registration will open August 5, 2019 (9am)!
What is the Great Lakes Coaches' Clinic?
The goal of the clinic is to help Science Olympiad coaches learn how to prepare their teams for this year's competitions.
Who should attend the Great Lakes Coaches' Clinic?
The GLCC is meant for coaches of every level, and we invite coaches from across the country to attend. High school students and younger children are not allowed into the clinic.
Who are the presenters at the Great Lakes Coaches' Clinic?
We have National Rules Committee Chairs, National Event Supervisors, State Event Supervisors, Regional Event Supervisors and veteran coaches as presenters. See the Presenters section below for a current list of confirmed presenters.
What types of sessions are offered at Great Lakes Coaches' Clinic?
The GLCC offers several different types of sessions for coaches:
How many sessions can I see?
There are 3 time blocks on Friday evening and 7 time blocks on Saturday. It isn't possible for one coach to attend the sessions for all 23 events in your division, so we highly recommend bringing more than one coach and splitting up to see as many sessions as possible. Please note: Build Sessions span multiple sessions during the clinic. You will be able to attend fewer other sessions if you participate in a Build Session.
Will there be food?
Yes! We will provide dinner on Friday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Treats, snacks, and beverages are available throughout the clinic. Please note: Great Lakes Coaches' Clinic offers meat and vegetarian food options only. We cannot offer foods for those with special dietary needs such as gluten free, vegan, etc. Please plan accordingly if you have special dietary needs.
What is included in the Great Lakes Coaches' Clinic registration fee?
The registration fee includes:
Will there be Science Olympiad-related items for purchase at Great Lakes Coaches' Clinic?
Yes! We are continuing to expand our vendor presence at GLCC. Please watch the vendor space below for more information on which vendors will be at the clinic. If you have a suggestion for a vendor your team finds valuable, please tell us here!
Registration will open August 5th at 9am and close October 25th at 5pm
Group rates are available for groups of 5 or more paid clinic attendees. All members of the group MUST use the group code provided by the head coach to receive the discounted rate.
Head coaches wishing to send a group, please contact Stacy Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a group code for each individual to use prior to registering.
If you are not the head coach and are registering as part of a group, please contact your head coach for the group code.
All groups must be registered by 5pm on October 2nd.
Groups of 5 or more paid clinic attendees: Friday only $45, Saturday only $75, Both $100
Detailed Presentation Schedule
The presentation schedule will be posted here when available.
We are currently working on securing sessions and presenters for the 2019 Clinic. Below is a listing of the Special Sessions offered during the 2018 Clinic:
Disease Detective Writing
**Elastic Launched Glider Building -
Ezra for Coaches
Making it Work - Strategies for maintaining a long-running Science Olympiad program
**Mystery Architecture Building -
Running an Event 101 -
Texas Instruments Probeware
**Denotes sign-up session. See more information below regarding these sessions.
Try your hand at some events! Learn some tips, tricks, and pitfalls along the way. A fun way to bring some very valuable guidance back to your team! These sessions are limited in the number of coaches they can accommodate (due to space/material limitations) and require sign-up at the registration area:
Sign-Up Session Schedule (FRIDAY) - See sign up information below
Sign-Up Session Schedule (SATURDAY) - See sign up information below
Signing up for Sessions is on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up sheets will be in the Registration area of the clinic. Email/phone requests will not be accepted.
Open Flight for Elastic Launched Glider & Wright Stuff
We are thrilled to have some of the foremost experts in Science Olympiad presenting at the Great Lakes Coaches' Clinic. Keep checking back as this list will grow as we plan the clinic and secure presenters.
^ Denotes Illinois State Event Supervisor
* Denotes National Event Supervisor
# Denotes Nationals Rules Committee Chair
Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564
Enter through Door 55, marked "ATHLETICS" to sign in. This door is to the right of the Main Entrance as you approach the building.
Enter through Doors 1 & 2, the Main Entrance to the building.