IBSC Boys Becoming Conference

ibsc boys becoming conference

Who: All Parents of Boys 

What: A Free Conference on Boys' Development

Where: Delbarton School

When: Sunday, April 19th, 10 AM-3PM

Every day, Delbarton School and Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart guide boys in grades K-12 through the process of turning into ethical and well-rounded men of the 21st century. We aim to inform and shape public conversations about male education and development in order to leverage the positive attributes of boys and enable their success in a complex and changing 21st century world.

This parent conference is offered FREE of charge as a way to bring together parents and members of the community who care about boys' education and want to learn more from educators who teach in boys' schools.  

Featured Breakout Sessions:

  • Supporting early readers and fostering a love of reading

  • Youth coaching fundamentals

  • Single sport specialization: A doctor’s perspective

  • Moms of boys: panel discussion

  • What to look for in a club sports organization

Please join us for a great day of learning at Delbarton School!  

Though the event is free, we ask you to register below:

Featured Keynotes

Michael Reichert

Michael Reichert: “The New Boyhood: The Power of Relationships to Build Good Men”

Michael Reichert has worked in a variety of clinical, school, community, and research settings for over 30 years. He currently serves as executive director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, a research collaborative in a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania. He has led research teams that have conducted groundbreaking studies of boys’ education, resulting in presentations, publications, and professional development workshops for educators throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.

He has written numerous publications, including Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Lessons About What Works—and Why, I Can Learn From You: Boys as Relational Learners, and the forthcoming How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men.

Rick Sofield: “The Pain of Discipline vs. The Pain of Regret”

Known for showing passion for his players accomplishments, Rick Sofield has been involved with athletics and coaching his entire life. The San Diego Tribune described Sofield as a, “high-energy personality, well-liked by players.”

A first round draft pick (13th overall) of the 1975 Major League Baseball draft, Sofield played for the Minnesota Twins from 1979-81, appearing in 207 games and recording 612 at bats for a career average of 0.243.

Not only was he a first-round draft pick in baseball but University of Michigan offered Sofield a football scholarship to play quarterback out of high school. Once his baseball playing career ended, he enrolled at the University of South Carolina to pursue athletics as a quarterback.

After football, Sofield spent four years as head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. He also served as head baseball coach at the University of Utah from 1987-94 and as an assistant coach with his alma mater University of South Carolina from 1984-86.

Including his managerial stint with West Virginia in 2012, Sofield has spent six seasons as a manager in the minor leagues, compiling a 391-392 (0.499) record. He managed in the Montreal farm system from 1995-97, guiding Harrisburg to the Eastern League championship in 1997. For his effort that season, he received the John McHale award, an honor bestowed on the Expos' top performer in the area of player development. Sofield also spent two seasons (1999-2000) as the minor league field coordinator with the Dodgers after doing so with the Expos in 1998.

Most recently, Sofield served as a third-base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2013-16, and in February 2018, he accepted the head varsity coaching position at Hilton Head Preparatory School (United States).