PERFECT PLAYCEMENT is an honest, realistic, educational campaign about why CHARACTER MATTERS. It is offered to high schools nationwide and specifically tailored to all four high school grades. This program is designed for students, parents and educators, who lack a proper understanding of character and it’s importance in today’s society.
Identification & Pursuit
The goal of the 45-minute presentation is to stress the importance of character - educating students on Social Media Dangers & Consequences, Being Brave In Behavior, the Need To Volunteer and Anti-Bullying Leadership. The guidance Mark provides is the same given to his professional athletes and their families.
Focus & Interests
The focus is for students to understand why Character Matters now more than ever, and how poor behavior can jeopardize far more than just a high school experience. Students MUST be aware that their actions could drastically affect their life far into the future.
Mark has spent 20 years working in sports as a baseball agent, media relations director, TV and radio broadcaster, author, producer and coaching convention director. He has spoken at over 100 high schools in the past 4 years and is a frequent guest speaker at regional & state Athletic Director meetings. Mark donates 20% of his speaking fee from every presentation to special needs & anti-bullying organizations with a total over $25,000 in the past 4 years.
Mark’s presentation for students and parents is to better understand how poor behavior can jeopardize far more than just a High School experience.
Mark is passionate, knowledgeable and energetic as he delivers his message to all student athletes and parents. It is spot on with what they need to hear. We had over 115 participants come on Zoom for his hour presentation. The feedback from parents and students was awesome!
DEBRA FERRY, AD – HALF HOLLOW HILLS HS
Mark’s approach is very realistic and honest. I have to share an email I received from one of my parents last night: “Excellent presentation. POWERFUL. Mark was clear, to the point and amazing. His pictures at the end sent the biggest message.” To me that speaks volumes to the presentation.
JENNIFER KEANE, AD – WANTAGH HS
PHENOMENAL! There are not enough of us delivering the message you do. Thank you for the much needed reality check to our community, both students and parents. You’re the best I’ve seen at what you do….it’s all delivery!
DR. NATHAN HELTZEL, GUIDANCE COUNSELOR – BRIARCLIFF HS
The points Mark stressed about student athletes giving back to their community, and the dangers of unrefined social media, and of the student’s responsibilities regarding bullying are vital for us to heed in our efforts to raise good people, not good athletes, and are too often not prioritized. I loved the presentation.
MICHELLE WEISSENBERG, PARENT – MIRA COSTA HS
His presentation helped to reinforce the messages that our coaches, teachers, and administrators have been sharing with students and parents. I would highly recommend Mark and his Perfect Playcement talk.
KEVIN REGAN, AD – EAST MEADOW HS
Perfect Playcement truly empowers the parents and athletes. It gives them the tools to not only navigate the process but to feel more in control of the potential outcomes.
RON PETRIE, AD – MILLER PLACE HS
I give my highest accolades to his presentation. Not only is Mark a dynamic speaker but his depth of knowledge and ability to establish an instant rapport with his audience is exceptional.
TIMOTHY MULLINS, DIR INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS
Mark’s presentation to a packed house of athletes and parents was spot on. As both and educator, father, and former Division I athlete myself, I wish I had heard Mark’s presentation when I was in high school.
VINCE DiGRANDI, PRINCIPAL – N. SALEM HS
If you have not booked him as of yet, you are doing your school community a disservice. His message is, in my opinion, an extremely important one because he prioritizes the critical factors that go into making one of the most important decisions a student will make in their lifetime.