College Coaches Leadership Academy

   College Coaches Academy and Women's Specific Academy: August 2-3, 2017 (Daytona Beach, FL)
FCA Leadership Academy: May 16-17, 2017 (Edwardsville, IL)(Tentative)

: 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.

Program Requirements: Please review the following requirements to take part in the Leadership Academy

  • Complete 10 online modules 
  • Complete a program assessment survey for your program
  • Have 6 360-Evaluations Completed on you
  • Pay travel in advance
  • $250 acceptance fee that will be applied to the 2018 NWCA Convention (Men's Summer Academy Only)

Travel Reimbursement: Note: initially you are responsible for your own travel costs. You will be reimbursed your travel expense within 10 days of successfully completing the leadership academy. This would include completing all prerequisites and attending the leadership academy. For the summer academy, this would include attending all educational sessions of the convention. Please reference the LA Coaches Handbook for a listing of all prerequisites. 

How to Apply:
To learn how to apply for the NWCA Leadership Academy, click here.

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.

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