May 17-19, 2021

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Summit Plan - Updated March 31, 2020

Summit Postponed to May 17-19, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama -details below

Members of the USCCE Community,


For the health and safety of everyone and as travel restrictions, social gathering limitations, and recommendations for social distancing and self-quarantines have occurred across the United States and around the world, the USCCE Executive Board has decided to postpone the North American Coach Development Summit that was planned for June 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama.  The new date for the Summit is May 17-19, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama.

If you have already registered for the Summit in Alabama, you will receive information directly about how to either roll your registration over to the new date or receive a full refund.  If you were scheduled to present, you will receive an email from the planning committee about being a part of the May 2021 Summit program. 


If you reserved a hotel room, please contact the Hilton Birmingham at UAB (205-933-9000) to cancel or reschedule your hotel room reservation for May 17-19, 2021. If you have booked your flight, please contact your airline to determine options for refunds or vouchers. 


The Executive Board and Summit planning committee has now turned its full attention to organizing a Virtual Summit for June 1-3, 2020, the original Summit dates. The virtual event is in the early planning phase but we are striving to develop opportunities for virtual networking, idea sharing, as well as the annual membership assembly.  Make sure you are signed up for the USCCE ShoutOuts to ensure you get all the latest information.


We hope that you are all healthy and engaging in good self-care during this time.

We encourage you to visit the CDC and the WHO websites (links below) to see their travel recommendations. Also, check with your airlines for any travel guidance. Many airlines are allowing you to book flights without penalties until the end of March.


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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.

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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

AKL Connection

Allegheny College

American Sports

Athlete Assessment

Ball State University

Biola University

Body Helix

Bridgewater College

Buffalo Sabres

Caleb University, Lagos, Nigeria

Canterbury Christ Church University

Cardiff Met

Cebu Football Association

Cirque du Soleil

Coaching Corps

Coaching Peace

Coastal Carolina University

Colby-Sawyer College

Community Rowing, Inc.

Deakin University

Drexel University

e.t.c. Consulting

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

Fresno State

Georgia Southern University


Healthy Kids Out of School

Illinois State University

IMG Academy

Indiana State University

Inside Out Initiative

Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, UNC Greensboro

International Center for Coaching Excellence, ICCE

Jamestown Community College (SUNY)

Judo Association

Keil Power Skating

Kinesio Health Coaching

LA84 Foundation

LaGrange College

Leeds Beckett University

Lewis-Clark State College

Life University

Loughborough University, UK

Ludus Consulting

Manchester Metropolitan University

Marbury High School

Medina Academy

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

Northumbria University

Northwestern State University of Louisiana


Ohio University

Old Dominion University

Oregon State

Pacific Lutheran University

People Academy

Pittsburgh Pirates

Positive Coaching Alliance

Professional Skaters Association

Red Deer College

Saigon South International School

Sam Houston State University

Seattle University

Shape America

Smith College

Special Olympics North America

Sport, Vlaanderen

St Mary's University

St. John’s University

St. Philip's Episcopal School

Steel Sports


Tarleton State University

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Excellence Edge

The FA

The University of Southern Mississippi

Texas State University


Towson 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 Laval

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 Lacrosse

US Rowing

US Soccer Foundation

US Ski and Snowboard

USA Basketball

USA Field Hockey

USA Football

USA Hockey

USA Shooting

USA Swimming

USA Volleyball

Valdosta State University

Victoria University

Washington State University

West Virginia University, Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Science

Whistler Athletes’ Centre

Whitworth University

Xavier University

YLC Kicks

Young Leadership Council

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