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About Rising Star Athletics
the Coaches


Hello, my name is David Milz and I will be your Rising Star Athletics Coach.  I have four younger boys  with my full-time job being the physical educator at Stone Bank Elementary School and was a former stay-at-home dad.  We are a very active family in the Oconomowoc area that values family time and physical activity.

I have a degree from UW-Whitewater in K-12 physical education with a minor in coaching and adaptive physical education.  I was a pre-school to 8th grade PE and health teacher in the Trevor-Wilmot school district for 5 years before moving to Oconomowoc to raise our family and take on fulltime Dad duty.  During my time at Trevor, I coached 5th - 8th grade basketball, softball, volleyball, track, and started a running club.  I was a varsity assistant basketball coach at Union Grove High School and have 20+ years of experience of sports camp counseling.  As you can see, my passion in life is coaching and working with students.  Having put my own children through just about every sports activity Oconomowoc has to offer, I saw an opportunity to put my experience and enthusiasm working with kids to the test and start a new venture!

Hello.  My name is Laura Culhane Arndt and I am one of your Rising Star coaches.  I am married with a young daughter named Harper. I went to Brookfield Central High School where I played soccer and basketball and was inducted into their High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  I then went on to play Division 1 soccer at Marquette University.  After graduating, I coached club soccer for eight years and after that, soccer at Oconomowoc High School for five years.  I have been teaching Physical Education at Silver Lake Intermediate School for fourteen plus years and I am so excited to share my passion for teaching and coaching at Rising Star Athletics.  I have always been passionate about sports and movement and encourage athletes to do the same while having fun doing it.

About Rising Star Athletics
Rising Star Athletics was created to provide quality instruction for little athletes to ensure their first time experience with sports and fitness is a positive one.  We create an environment where kids feel comfortable, safe, and encouraged while participating in sports activities to ignite enthusiasm for fitness that will stay with them for a lifetime! 

Within our classes you can expect fundamental skill development through a variety of fun and engaging activities.  Equipment used will be age and developmentally appropriate along with the class activities.  Too many detailed rules and being involved in scrimmages too early can be overwhelming and generate a negative experience for young children and could discourage their future participation.  The more children enjoy the games, the more it leads to greater confidence, which in-turn leads to self-initiated participation and independent play.

Future Plans
In the future we envision expanding Rising Star Athletics with more days, classes, and coaches.  

Sign up now to give your child their first positive experience to sports and fitness that will make them want to get out and play! 

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