College Coaches Leadership Academy
"The best wrestling minds in the country were in that room. I came back inspired from speakers from Lt. General Steele to Dan Gable and everyone in between. It was about off the mat challenges we face, not about the technique we teach. The Leadership Academy is the 'Gold Standard' of being a coach today.”
(Jim Miller, Legendary Wartburg College Head Coach)
Overview: The NWCA, through a collaborative effort with internationally renowned coaching development expert, Dr. Dan Gould at Michigan State University, has constructed a gold standard leadership program to help college coaches accomplish the following:
- Strengthen their CEO skills
- Strengthen alignment of wrestling programs with educational values
- Insulate their programs from being discontinued
Background: The program consists of 10 online modules that address general concepts that are important to know developing an educationally based intercollegiate wrestling program. An “in person” workshop will also be administered whereby coaches will work with their peers to adapt the general concepts to meet the unique needs on their campuses. More information on the leadership academy will be provided on this page as the program develops.
Program Details: For more information on goals of the program and specific focus areas, click here.
How to Apply: To learn how to apply for the NWCA Leadership Academy, click here.
Testimonials: To see what coaches are saying about the NWCA Coaching Leadership Academy, click here.
Educational Modules: For access to academy modules (existing participants), click here.
Past Participants: For a list of past mentors and coaches who have been a part of the leadership academy, click here.
"Growing the sport of wrestling one coach at a time"