"The WIAA has been fortunate to have Mark serve on the Sportsmanship Committee and present at our Sportsmanship Summits in recent years. His efforts to promote sportsmanship through awareness, education and inspiration have been a tremendous asset to the membership."
Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association
Hi folks! My name is Mark Horbinski and I have served as a teacher, coach, and official in Wisconsin for over 30 years. I've coached numerous sports including track and field, cross country, football, and basketball at the youth, middle, and high school levels.
I am very passionate about sportsmanship and the role it plays in athletics and character development. As a result, in 2015 I created a grassroots movement called WON80 with a mission to lead a return to sportsmanship through awareness, education, and inspiration. WON80 encourages us to focus on our own behaviors and actions which will in turn allow us to positively impact our teammates, teams, schools, and communities.
I would love to have the opportunity to learn more about your programs and discuss ways WON80 can partner with you to spread the important message of positive sportsmanship; whether through an evening presentation to your parents or booster club, a workshop for your teams, or networking between colleagues where we learn from one another. Together, we can have a lasting impact on our athletic communities and the kids we serve.
Peace be the Journey -
RISE UP TO SUPPORTSMANSHIP
RISE up to SUPPORTSMANSHIP is a 60 minute keynote address designed for your entire athletic community. Perfect for your sport season meetings with parents.
“Mark came to our activities code meeting for our students and parents. I couldn’t be happier with his RISE up to SUPPORTSMANSHIP presentation. I’ve had many parents come to me since then and say what a great speaker Mark was and what an important message he delivered. We all need a reminder on how to demonstrate sportsmanship - as a parent, teacher, student, or community member. Mark is clearly passionate about this topic. If your school has not had Mark present before, I would highly recommend it.”
Dean of Students/Activities Director
Cassville High School
My Coach Plays Faves is a 60 minute keynote address created to teach student-athletes strategies and characteristics to enhance their opportunity for success.
"I attended Coach Horbinski's My Coach Plays Faves presentation at the WIAA Sportsmanship Summit in Stevens Point. Not only did the message ring true to me as a Coach and an Athletic Director, but it clearly struck a note with our student-athletes as we discussed his presentation in great length on the way home. They left the presentation with clear goals on how they could improve their own programs by becoming a "fave". I look forward to seeing how those goals pay off for our school, our teams, and our kids moving forward."
Choosing HOPE is a 60 minute assembly presentation for grades 6-12. It is focused on how to thrive, not just survive in these challenging times.
“Mark’s message of Choosing HOPE was just what our school needed. With each theme, Mark shared a compelling anecdote from his personal or professional background and connected these messages to students’ lives. He also built in student participation and humor throughout the presentation in a manner that definitely held the attention of the entire audience for the full hour. It was an engaging and impactful presentation - exactly what we were looking for!”
Oconto Falls High School
COACHING WITH VIRTUE
Coaching with VIRTUE WORKSHOP is a 2.5 hour PD opportunity for coaches and athletic directors interested in exploring character infused coaching.
"Thanks for coming to Oconto Falls to share Coaching with VIRTUE. Your message was spot on for our current needs!"
Oconto FallsHigh School
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR COACHES
VICTORY WITH VIRTUE
Victory with VIRTUE Team Workshop is a 2.5 hour deep dive designed for athletic teams looking to improve their culture, cohesiveness, and competitive purpose.
"Mark delivered an excellent Victory with VIRTUE Team Workshop to our Hillsboro GBB team. He hit on topics that we have never discussed, even though they are truly vital to a strong program. Overall, this was one of the best team workshops I've ever been a part of. Everything was engaging, well paced, and exciting. I'd strongly recommend any team to bring Mark in regardless of your situation!"
Girls Basketball Coach
Hillsboro High School
WON80 can provide your school and/or athletic conference with the planning, implementation, and follow up for a quality sportsmanship event.
“Mark led a Sportsmanship Summit our athletic conference - the Fox Valley Association - with great energy, passion, and organization. He was prepared, engaged, and in line with what we wanted to accomplish with our students in attendance. Mark's communication and follow through from beginning to end was outstanding and it is clear that he has great passion for kids and for creating an environment that is both healthy and energetic. He empowered our kids and put in place groups to capture their perspective and voice. We were extremely happy with Mark's work and the time he spent with us.”
Kimberly High School