Meet Summit Speaker: Dr. David Kelley Highlighting the Club Admin Track

Nov. 10, 2017, 2:56 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - November 10, 2017 - USA Field Hockey is excited to announce its first speaker for the Summit Club Administrators track, Dr. David Kelley. At Summit, Dr. Kelley will present on how to take organizations beyond the bake sale and into a whole new realm of fundraising. In today’s youth sport world, the market for fundraising for club’s is crowded. Bake sales, candle sales, car washes, coupon books, auctions, this is just the beginning of a long list of time consuming fundraising methods utilized today. As the youth sport world evolves so should your ways of finding means to financially support your athletes and clubs. Dr. Kelley will use his previous experience and research to guide attendees on how to fundraise more dynamically.


Dr. David Kelley
Assistant Professor – University of Cincinnati

Dr. Kelley is a Certified Athletic Administrator with 20 plus years of combined experience and currently is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. He spent more than a decade as a teacher, coach and athletic administrator in the Vinton County Local School District in McArthur, Ohio and studied at Ohio University where he received a Ph.D. in 2002. While at Vinton County Local School District, he wrote and secured grants from the United States Government and General Mills Foundation to improve facility and equipment needs.

Today, Dr. Kelley’s professional/teaching interests revolve around revenue generation. He is the author of Sports Fundraising: Dynamic Methods for Schools, Universities and Youth Sport Organizations, published by Routledge in 2012. In 2014, Dr. Kelley was appointed to the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Capital Conference Committee which addressed the current and future challenges within interscholastic athletics in the State of Ohio. He is looking forward to sharing new methods with our club administrators to help offset costs and reduce the barrier to entry to field hockey.