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Published: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 11:45 a.m. CDT

SWCC women

MARSHALLTOWN — The Southwestern women made a run at breaking into the victory column Wednesday, falling 62-52 at Marshalltown.

The Spartans (0-19 overall, 0-6 conference) trailed 31-19 at halftime and cut the margin to two points with four minutes left. It was close as six with 51 seconds left. Marshalltown improved to 7-11 and 2-4.

A full report will appear in Friday’s News Advertiser.

Coaching class

DES MOINES — The Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union, in partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau and Heartland Area Education Agency will offer the 9th annual coaching authorization/endorsement clinic June 10-13 at Drake University.

The clinic provides the opportunity for 80 individuals to earn their coaching authorization or endorsement. A $25 fee will be charged to each participant to cover administrative fees. The cost of the course, books, lunch and dinner will be covered by the IGHSAU.

Housing will be available in the Drake University dorms for $29/night.  Rooms are single occupancy. Additional housing information will be provided online when registering for the coaching clinic.

After successful completion of this course, participants may apply for a coaching authorization by submitting all the required forms (application for coaching authorization, course transcript, waiver form and fingerprint card) and the required fees to the Board of Educational Examiners. A background check is required. The application and background check forms will be provided during the clinic and are the financial responsibility of the participant.

The application fee is $85 and the background check fee is $52 if fingerprints are done electronically at the Board of Educational Examiners’ office in Des Moines. Otherwise, the background check fee is $65 if fingerprinting is done at a local police department.

The coaching authorization expires five years after the date of issuance. It may be renewed upon application and verification of successful completion of five planned renewal activities related to athletic coaching (i.e. rules meetings, coaching clinics, coaching workshops). The renewal fee is currently $85.  

Those interested will be able to register at IGHSAU starting Feb 1. Please note that 100 percent attendance is required for all sessions. An online portion of the clinic will be required to be completed prior to the four-day clinic.

The clinic will be in session from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. If you have questions about the coaching authorization and endorsement clinic, please contact Lisa Brinkmeyer at (515) 288-9741 or lisa@ighsau.org.

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