USCCE Engagement Events

In response to the rapidly changing world that influences how we engage and learn and in part due to COVID-19, in April 2020 the USCCE launched the Engagement Events series to provide virtual opportunities for conversation and collaboration among coach educators and coach developers across sports and sport contexts worldwide 


USCCE Engagement Events are committed to providing professionals in coach education and coach development opportunities to discuss common challenges and share strategies for providing quality educational support to sport coaching professionals. 

 2021 USCCE Engagement Event Calendar


November 9, 2021 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm ET

Skill Acquisition, Motor Learning, and Coach Education

Speaker Lineup: Andrew Driska, John Kessel and Dr. Rajiv Ranganathan

This is a free and open event.  Please use this link to register

This Engagement Event will address the role that skill acquisition and motor learning principles play in coach education. In many cases, these principles are not prominently featured but could greatly benefit coaches in their skill development work with their athletes. The host, Dr. Andy Driska (Michigan State University), will lead a panel discussion with Dr. Rajiv Ranganathan (Michigan State University), an expert in motor learning principles and research, and John Kessel (currently in private practice, formerly of USA Volleyball). Questions will include: What motor learning principles surprise and challenge coaches? What are some effective ways to infuse motor learning principles into coach education? What are some skill acquisition questions and mysteries that we need to address in the next 10-15 years?

**This is a free event.**

December 2, 2021 from 1:00-2:00pm ET

A critical examination of care in coaching

This is a free and open event. Please use this link to register

Mental health and care are timely and essential topics in sport. What is the role of the coach in athlete mental well-being?  What essential knowledge about mental health should a coach know relative to their coaching context?  What skills and resources do coaching professionals need to best support athletes?  What about the coaches themselves and their mental well-being?  This engagement event will encourage attendees to explore how we as coach educations and coach developers can support and educate coaches relative to mental health care for their athletes and themselves.

April 22, 2021 from 8:00-9:00pm ET

Why Representation Matters?

This is a free and open event

This event will focus on how to work towards better representation in your organization. A panel of speakers from organizations who have explicitly focused on addressing representation within their organization will speak to their experiences engaging in this process. A discussion will follow where attendees will be encouraged to ask questions of the speakers and engage in dialogue around this topic. From this event, attendees will learn actionable steps to take in addressing representation in their own organizations.

May 10, 2021 from 1:00-2:30pm ET

NCACE Recognition Training Workshop

This is a free and open event

Interested in having your program recognized for alignment with the National Standards for Sport Coaches?  Please join us for this workshop to learn more about the Recognition Path and steps to submitting a quality Recognition folio. 

May 12, 2021 from 1:00-2:30pm ET

NCACE Reader Training Workshop

This is a free and open event

Interested in becoming a NCACE Reader for Accreditation and Recognition Folios?  Please join us for this workshop to learn more about the role of the Reader and how to evaluate accreditation and recognition folios.


May 25, 2021 from 1:00-2:30pm ET

NCACE Accreditation Training Workshop

This is a free and open event

Interested in accrediting your coach education or coach development program?  Please join us for this workshop to learn more about the Accreditation Process and steps to submitting a quality Accreditation folio. 


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Previous Engagement Events have provided deep dives for members across a variety of topics such as: 

  • Does your Coach Education Program Meet the Minimum Standards for Quality Coach Education?

  • ADM and its role in Coaching Education

  • Coaching Education & Coach Development: A Conversation Among Current Graduate Students

  • Academic Coach Educators Chat

  • Notes from the CD Field: USA Hockey Coach Development Experiences

  • Notes from the CD Field: US Tennis Association Coach Development Experiences

  • Supporting Coaches in Returning from Isolation

  • The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Coaching Education in the Time of COVID-19

  • Dismantling Racial Barriers: An Open Conversation

  • Sharing Best Practices in Coaching Education: Creating and Facilitating Informal Learning Experiences in Higher Education Programs  -  A joint event with NAKKE