North American Coach Development Summit
Get Practical Information for Coach Development
The North American Coach Development Summit, formerly the National Coaching Conference, brings together the professionals from across the United States, North America and around the world who educate, develop, train and supervise coaches along with coaches, sport scientists and sport science researchers interested in professional coach development.
The Coach Development Summit program features practical application of research-based coaching information and best practice models that demonstrate the integration of sport science knowledge related to athlete and coach well-being, development and performance at all levels of sport from participation through peak performance.
The goal of the North American Coach Development Summit is to highlight PRACTICAL information that coaches and coach educators and developers can hear and use in practice immediately.
What to Expect at the Summit
Attendees at the North American Coach Development Summit can expect:
- A dynamic program focused on interactions, discussions and networking. Come prepared to ask questions, explore solutions and share ideas with industry peers who are focused on enriching sport across the spectrum of participation through high performance.
- Evidence based best practice and practical real world idea application.
- Resources for building and enhancing coaching education programming
- People passionate about going beyond ‘talk’ and who are focused on the growth of the support and development of coaching and coaches.
Open to People with Passion for Quality Coach Education
The North American Coach Development Summit is open to anyone passionate about quality coaching education, coach development, and long term athletic development.
Attendees and presenters include a wide range of coaches, directors of coaching, coach educators, sport science researchers, and sports pedagogy specialists interested in professional coach development. They represent a wide range of national governing sport organizations, non-profit and for profit programs and academics from across North America and around the world.
Types of Programs at the Summit
‘Great Program Practice’ are 15 minute lecture presentations designed to share ideas, challenges, and solution strategies for educating coaches, providing coaching education and enhancing coach development with peer organizations (education based, not-for-profit and for-profit). Program submissions in this category should be designed to share and explore great practices from the program perspective. Organizations and programs are encouraged to share their current models of practice for coaching education or coach development.
‘Research to Practice’ are 15 minute lecture presentations that bring together cutting edge research and real world application. Program submissions in this category should be based on original applied research or research based reviews of great practices and should focus on providing concrete, real world take home applications for coach educators and coach developers as well as providing future research directions.
A ‘workshop’ presents an in-depth 60 minute exploration of a theme and should provide opportunities to share professional practice strategies through demonstrations and hands-on experiences for participants. Workshop abstracts must include: a statement of the specific learning objectives, teaching methods, specific techniques, and a description of materials that will be shared with workshop participants. Programs can be research and/or application based.
A ‘master class’ is a 90 -120 minute program that is an in depth exploration of an applied or research based topic in coaching, coach education and/or coach development. Master classes should have a clear target audience (e.g. academic coach educators, non-profit sport organization leaders) and 2-3 specific objectives (e.g., developing coaching minor coursework, retention of volunteer female coaches). Master classes are not lecture based and should be designed to stimulate discussion among a group of peers to explore shared challenges, develop research needs, discuss new concepts, etc. Master class participation will be by pre-registration only and class sizes will be capped at a maximum of 20 participants to allow for quality interaction. Priority will be given to master class submissions that can demonstrate clear outcome goals.
‘Interactive posters’ present research findings, applied materials, techniques and/or proposed conceptual frameworks in the areas of coaching education and coach development. Accepted posters will be on display during a dedicated time during the Summit program and the interactive time is designed to spark discussion and support networking. Poster authors will prepare hanging posters and will be expected to present their work during the dedicated poster session interactive time during the Summit. Students are encouraged to submit projects, theses, or dissertations that are in the conceptual phase, in progress, or that have been completed. Student work submissions must include the collaborating academic advisor(s). The poster format should be A0 (1189mm x 841mm / 33.1 x 46.8 inches) and will hang horizontal.
Each presenter will have 5 slides and 5 minutes to present their subject. Time limits will be enforced and presentations will cease when the 5 minute timer goes off. After the first three presenters, there will be a 10 minute discussion period followed by the next three presenters and 10 more minutes of discussion. At the end of all presentations, there will be an open discussion of the topic(s) as a whole. Join for fast-paced presentations and exciting discussion!
Summit attendees have included coaching education leaders & developers from:
Adams State University
Ball State University
Caleb University, Lagos, Nigeria
Canterbury Christ Church University
Cebu Football Association
Cirque du Soleil
Coastal Carolina University
Community Rowing, Inc.
East China Normal University
East Tennessee State University
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Rennes
Eleiko Sport, Inc.
Emporia State University
Erin Boynton Medicine Professional
First15 Sport Performance
Georgia Southern University
Healthy Kids Out of School
Illinois State University
Indiana State University
Inside Out Initiative
Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, UNC Greensboro
International Center for Coaching Excellence, ICCE
Jamestown Community College (SUNY)
Keil Power Skating
Kinesio Health Coaching
Leeds Beckett University
Lewis-Clark State College
Loughborough University, UK
Manchester Metropolitan University
Marbury High School
Michigan State University, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports
Missouri Institute for Positive Coaching
Mosaic Expressions LLC
Mount Baker Rowing & Sailing Center
Myanmar International School
National Federation of High Schools (NFHS)
NICA – National International Cycling Association
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Old Dominion University
Pacific Lutheran University
Positive Coaching Alliance
Professional Skaters Association
Red Deer College
Saigon South International School
Sam Houston State University
Special Olympics North America
St Mary’s University
St. John’s University
St. Philip’s Episcopal School
SUNY @ BUFFALO
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University-Commerce
The Excellence Edge
The University of Southern Mississippi
Texas State University
U.S. Soccer Foundation
Uganda National Council of Sport
United States Olympic Committee
United States Sports Academy
United States Tennis Association
United States Track and Field
University at Buffalo
University of Birmingham
University of Central Florida
University of Georgia
University of Great Falls
University of Idaho
University of Iowa
University of Johannesburg
University of Limerick
University of Maryland
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of New Hampshire
University of Northern Colorado
University of Ottawa
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee
University of Utah
University of Washington – Center for Leadership in Athletics
US Soccer Foundation
US Ski and Snowboard
USA Field Hockey
Valdosta State University
Washington State University
West Virginia University, Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Science
Whistler Athletes’ Centre
Young Leadership Council