Coaches & Leaders Conference

Each Fall, Mid American Pompon hosts a conference for Coaches & Team Leaders. At this event, MAPP provides an open venue for education, networking, and communication for all attendees! We will bring in experts on judging, choreography, exercise, health, bonding, and more – every year includes a different combination of curated topics.

2023 Coaches & Leaders Conference

This event took place on Sunday September 24, 2023. Here’s a recap!


Alexa Slater (Behavior Analyst, former MAPP Staff Member, and current coach) and Leah Jansen (Psychology PhD Student, former MAPP Staff Member, and former coach) discuss mental health crises in team members and how to respond appropriately.

Dr. Brandy Eberhardt (MAPP Certified Judge and Medical Doctor) discusses common pom-related injuries and how to prevent them.

Current MAPP Staff members Maegan Bandemer, Victoria Nigoghosian, and Claire Shriner lead a discussion with team leaders about rising to the occasion as a leader on a team of peers.

Keep an eye out for information on our next conference coming Fall 2024!