What is the North American Coach Development Summit?
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 theme for the 2021 North American Coach Development Summit is Supporting Quality Coaching for All. The program will feature 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. See previous schedules here.
Excited about the next Summit?
In addition to the upcoming North American Coach Development Summit May 17-19, 2021 in Birmingham , Alabama, planning is under way for a June 8, 9 & 10, 2022 Summit in Spokane, Washington
Who Should Attend the Summit?
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.
See the organizations, National Governing Bodies and universities that have attended past events here.
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.
Participants have included coaching education leaders & developers representing:
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