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2024 WBCA Convention | Cleveland, Ohio
Locations: Hilton Cleveland Downtown
                   100 Lakeside Ave. E.,
                   Cleveland, Ohio 44114

                   Huntington Convention Center
                   300 Lakeside Ave E.
                   Cleveland, OH 44113               

*The schedule is subject to change.
*All times are Eastern time.
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Date and TimeSession TitleSpeaker(s)
Wednesday, April 3
4-4:45 p.m.WBCA “So You Want To Be A Coach” Check In (invite only)
5-6:45 p.m.WBCA “So You Want To Be A Coach” Welcome Reception (invite only)
Thursday, April 4
7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.WBCA “So You Want To Be A Coach” (invite only)
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.WBCA Info Desk & Volunteer Check In 
9-10:30 a.m.Special Interest Group: Asian Coaches Association
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.Next Generation Institute (invite only)
10 a.m.-6 p.m.WBCA Registration
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.WBCA Board of Directors meeting (invite only)
Noon-1 p.m.Learning Lab: Cultural CompetenceRamona Cox, Ph.D., RISE
Noon-1 p.m.Learning Lab: You’re Responsible for Budgets, Contracts and Scheduling … Now WhatBill Ferrara, Florida State University; Diane Richardson, Temple University; Eileen Roche, Stanford University
Noon-1:45 p.m.Roundtable: Post Play & Why It’s ImportantTyler Frierson, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Noon-1:45 p.m.Roundtable: Maximizing Efficiency: Advanced Analysis with Hudl Sportscode and InstatEdward Mahan, Hudl
Noon-1:45 p.m.Roundtable: Top 7 Recruiting Mistakes Coaches Make on Phone & Zoom CallsDan Tudor, Tudor Collegiate Strategies
1:45-2:45 p.m.Learning Lab: Winning Strategies to Avoid Burnout Charli Turner Thorne, Phoenix Mercury
2-2:45 p.m.Learning Lab: How to Convention and Build RelationshipsSteve Yang, California Baptist University
3-4:30 p.m.Convention Tipoff: Because I Said I Would
(Opening Session)
Alex Sheen, because I said I would
5-7 p.m.Thirty Under 30 Programming (invite only) 
5:15-6:25 p.m.Wade & NCAA Division I Coach of the Year presentation — Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
7-11 p.m.WBCA Welcome Party — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame(Must be 21 years old and over to attend.)
Friday, April 5
6:30-7:30 a.m.The Workout with The Body & Mind Fit ClubNicole Ambrose, Northeastern University; Durmon Jennings, University of North Texas
7 a.m.-5 p.m.WBCA “So You Want To Be A Coach” (invite only)
7 a.m.-5 p.m.WBCA Registration
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.WBCA Info Desk & Volunteer Check In 
8-9:30 a.m.NCAA Division I Business MeetingAgenda
8:30-9:30 a.m.NCAA Division II Business MeetingAgenda
8:30-9:30 a.m.NCAA Division III Business MeetingAgenda
8:30-9:30 a.m.NAIA Business MeetingAgenda
8:30-9:30 a.m.Two-Year College Business MeetingAgenda
8:30-9:30 a.m.High School Business MeetingAgenda
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Next Generation Institute (invite only)
10-10:30 a.m.On-Court: How to Build A Pressure DefenseTony Greene, Baylor University

10:45-11:15 a.m.On-Court: Free Throws = Wins and LossesChris Kielsmeier, Cleveland State University

11 a.m.-noonLearning Lab: Just Hired … Now WhatDoshia Woods, University of Denver
11 a.m.-noonLearning Lab: NCAA Division I Updates and Hot TopicsLydia Bell, NCAA; Binh Nguyen, NCAA
11:30 a.m.-noonOn-Court: Post Player DevelopmentKari Pickens, Ashland University

12:30-1 p.m.On-Court: Defensive Daily Vitamin DrillsCharmin Smith, University of California – Berkeley

12:30-1:30 p.m.Learning Lab: The Makings of a Mental Health PlaybookScott Fussell, The Shift Initiative
12:30-1:30 p.m.Learning Lab: Shape Your Culture: Tools for Shaping an Intentional, Competitive and Resilient Team CultureMatt Davidson, Ph.D., Excellence with Integrity Institute; Ryan Harris, Drake University; Scott Raecker, Drake University
12:30-2:15 p.m.Roundtable: Coaching Coaches: Leading Self & Others ForwardBelle Koclanes, Drexel University
12:30-2:15 p.m.Roundtable: Mastery & Failure Can Lead You to WinningMarie Ferdinand-Harris, BeLikeCJ Foundation
12:30-2:15 p.m.Roundtable: Off Boarding: Transitioning Your Athletes from College to The ProsLauren Ervin, California State University – East Bay
1:15-1:45 p.m.On-Court: Special SituationsJose Fernandez, University of South Florida; Todd Starkey, Kent State University

2-2:30 p.m.On-Court: Implementing the “Hybrid” Defense: Drills & ConceptsColleen Mullen, University at Albany

2-3 p.m.Learning Lab: High Performance Habits to Elevate Your Coaching CareerVicky Chun, Yale University; Jacie Hoyt, Oklahoma State University; Patti Phillips, Women Leaders in Sports; Kari Pickens, Ashland University
2-3 p.m.Learning Lab: Game Changers: How Storytelling and Creative Strategy Elevates the Duke Women’s Basketball BrandSelena Castillo, Duke University; Kiaira Cooper, Duke University; Calvin Koo, Duke University; Kara Lawson, Duke University 
2:45-3:15 p.m.On-Court: Creating a Championship Culture with Toughness Drills Tomekia Reed, Jackson State University

2:45-4:30 p.m.Roundtable: Enhancing Your Team’s BagCorry Irvin, Mississippi State University
2:45-4:30 p.m.Roundtable: Disciplining Players Still With an Enjoyable AtmosphereAdam Tandez, Northern Illinois University
2:45-4:30 p.m.Roundtable: Building Your DefenseGabe Lazo, Mississippi State University
3:30-4 p.m.On-Court: Drawing Fouls and In-Practice FT Shooting IdeasMike Neighbors, University of Arkansas

3:30-4:30 p.m.Learning Lab: Managing Up and DownAbby Owings, University of Cincinnati
3:30-4:30 p.m.Learning Lab: Longevity in CoachingDoug Bruno,DePaul University; Andy Yosinoff, Emmanuel College; Trisha Brown, Stonehill College; Gene Hill, Georgia Georgia State University (moderator)
3:30-6:30 p.m.Wow 4Yow Party — House of Blues(Must be registered for the full 2024 WBCA Convention to attend.)
7 p.m.NCAA Division I Semifinals Game 1
9:30 p.m.NCAA Division I Semifinals Game 2
Saturday, April 6
7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.WBCA Registration
7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.WBCA Info Desk & Volunteer Check In 
8-9:30 a.m.Mentoring Madness (pre-registration required)
10-10:30 a.m.On-Court: Shooting Drills with All American Kathleen DoyleMike Neighbors, University of Arkansas

10:45-11:15 a.m.On-Court: Facility & Session Programming with Dr. DishAshley Corral, Seattle Storm

11 a.m.-noonLearning Lab: The DOBO: The Engineer and the Business Arm of the Women’s Basketball ProgramDanielle Donehew, WBCA
11 a.m.-noonLearning Lab: Behind the Bench: The Winning Wisdom of Four Former WBCA Assistant Coaches of the YearJessie Ivey, University of Toledo; Carol Owens, University of Notre Dame; Stephanie Norman, University of Louisville; Kate Paye, Stanford University
11:30-noonOn-Court: MINDSET MATTERS “Player Development that Works”Christopher Meadows, Boston College

12:30-1 p.m.On-Court: MetaZone: Expanding Views & Perceptions of Zone Defense Juli Fulks, Ph.D., Transylvania University

Recording | Handout
12:30-1:30 p.m.Learning Lab: “What’s Your Leadership Type?” — Explore & Unlock Your Potential as a LeaderLaura Barnard, BREAKTHRU Brands; Lindsay Gaskins, BREAKTHRU Brands

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Learning Lab: From Coaching to Working in Administration

Lin Dunn, Indiana Fever
12:30-2:15 p.m.High School Roundtable: Baseline, Out-of-Bounds CreativityMonique Brown, Detroit Edison Public School Academy
12:30-2:15 p.m.High School Roundtable: Helping Junior Division Players Become Impact, High School PlayersRoderick Hairston, Metropolitan Prep Inc.
12:30-2:15 p.m.High School Roundtable: Building a Successful High School ProgramDee Davis, Princeton High School
1:15-1:45 p.m.On-Court: Keep It Simple: How the Language We Use Influence The Skills We BuildBriAnna Garza, Shoot-A-Way

2-2:30 p.m.On-Court: Forcing Baseline DriveRomeo Lagmay, Taft College

Recording | Handout
2-3 p.m.Learning Lab: PrivilegeRamona Cox, Ph.D., RISE
2-3 p.m.Learning Lab: Resume and Portfolio BuildingAshton Hopp, University of Mississippi
2:45-3:15 p.m.On-Court: Keys to Building an Elite Defensive SystemYolett McPhee-McCuin, University of Mississippi

2:45-4:30 p.m.Roundtable: Scouting 101Aaron Kallhoff, Sacramento State University
2:45-4:30 p.m.Roundtable: Team Togetherness 101Lindsay Werntz, University of Denver
2:45-4:30 p.m.Roundtable: Practicing Adaptability 101Aaron Fernandez, Guilford College
3:30-4 p.m.On-Court: Creative Ways for Breakdown DrillsRobyn Fralick, Michigan State University

3:30-4:30 p.m.Learning Lab: How to Effectively Recruit at the DII and DIII LevelsKevin Clifford, Roberts Wesleyan University

3:30-4:30 p.m.Learning Lab: Better Prepare High School Athletes For College BasketballJared Zeidman, Nail The Recruiting Process

Sunday, April 7
7-7:45FCA Non-Denominational Service 
8-9 a.m.FCA/Kay Yow Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m.Learning Lab: Nutrition on a Budget … Now WhatCarly Sedlacek MFN, RDN, LD, Cleveland Clinic
9-10:45 a.m.Assistant Coach Roundtable: EPC: Controlling Emotions, Processing Situations, & Correcting Mistakes During PlayMatthew Phineas Allen, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
9-10:45 a.m.Assistant Coach Roundtable: How to Build a Successful NIL Program at Any LevelAisha Foy, Major NIL Success
9-10:45 a.m.Assistant Coach Roundtable:Taking the Stairs to Your “Dream job”Courtney Davidson, Fordham University; Chandler McCabe, Robert Morris University
10-11 a.m.Learning Lab: Actor, Ally, AccompliceRamona Cox, Ph.D., RISE
11:15 a.m.-noonAflac Convention Buzzer Beater: Caring for Coach’s Health
(Closing Session)
Caitlin Lewis, M.D.; Matthew Sacco, Ph.D.
12:15-1:15 p.m.Need a Game? Filling in the Gaps(NCAA Division I)
3 p.m.NCAA Division I Championship Game