Founding Leadership Conference coming up on April 22–23 at Newberry College in Newberry, SC

Important Founding Leadership Conference coming up on April 22–23 at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C.
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Founding Leadership provides the opportunity for coaches to gather once a year at Newberry College for our Xs & Os Clinic and Leadership Conference.
We want coaches to take with them new ideas and strategies to use in their programs and lives. We also want everyone to have fun and eat good food!

Monday, April 22
Kickoff with Bruce’s Shrimp Boil at Founders FCU Field House at Setzler Field
Xs & Os Clinic on Setzler Field. Hosted by Newberry College Football
6:30-7:45pm – On-field offense drills and instruction
7:45-9:00pm – On-field defense drills and instruction

Tuesday, April 23
Leadership Conference Check-In & Breakfast at Founders FCU Field House at Setzler Field
Welcome from Founders Federal Credit Union President & CEO Bruce Brumfield and Newberry Football Head Coach Todd Knight
Leadership Conference
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott
South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner
Clemson University Sport Psychologist Dr. Milt Lowder
GoRout technology demonstration
Plus our yearly review of leadership books/podcasts
Conference ends with lunch

Conference Cost
Xs & Os Clinic
Free of charge

Xs & Os Clinic
Our Xs & Os Clinic is organized and run by Newberry College Football coaches, with help from NC State Football coaches.

During the clinic, coaches split up by position groups, beginning with offense and ending with defense. The college coaches demonstrate drills using Newberry College Football players. Coaches attending the clinic are able to observe the drills up close and ask questions. We also serve a great shrimp boil before the clinic!

Leadership Conference
$50 for the first person attending
$25 for each additional person

Founding Leadership
Founding Leadership is a nonprofit organization created to support and empower high school coaches as changemakers in schools.

Our direction and vision come from our founders, Jane and Johnny Roscoe. At every school where the Roscoes taught and coached, they were known for creating a family atmosphere. They put as much focus on personal growth and team development as they did on the Xs and Os of the game.

Our Story
As an award-winning AP US History teacher, Jane utilized her research and teaching expertise to develop motivation, organization and communication skills with their players and assistant coaches. Coach Roscoe knew that coaches outside of their program could benefit from the leadership lessons, and Founding Leadership was born.

In 2013, the Roscoes partnered with Founders Federal Credit Union and held their first conference at Founders Corporate Headquarters in Lancaster, SC. More than a decade later, Founding Leadership has connected with hundreds of coaches in the Carolinas and expanded to include the Xs & Os Clinic and a YouTube channel.

Founding Leadership believes that coaches are in a unique position to reach students, athletes and communities across the country. We strive to connect coaches with best practices and ideas to support them and their work on and off the field. We do that by gathering leaders at the top of their fields in coaching, business and government to share their successes and mistakes. We highlight the importance of reading and remind coaches that “Leaders are Readers.” Our goal is to be a forum for coaches to learn, grow and feel supported.

Jane + Johnny Roscoe
Jane and Johnny Roscoe started teaching and coaching in public schools in 1971 and have been impacting football communities in South and North Carolina ever since. Working together, they garnered more than 300 wins and five state championships, one at Hartsville High School and four at Northern Guilford, where Coach Roscoe retired in 2015. As a passionate former AP US History teacher, Jane serves as a mentor to former students, players and coaches.

The Roscoes currently live on their tree farm in Jefferson, SC with their Boykin spaniel, Sport. They stay connected with their many football families and continue to work on how best to support coaches of all sports.