2019 Schedule

2019 WBCA Convention | Tampa Bay, Florida

*The schedule is subject to change.*
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Wednesday, April 3

3-4:45 p.m. “So You Want To Be A Coach” in partnership with WeCOACH registration (closed session; participants only)

5-6:45 p.m. “So You Want To Be A Coach” in partnership with WeCOACH welcome reception (closed session; participants only)

Thursday, April 4      

7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. “So You Want To Be A Coach” in partnership with WeCOACH (closed session; participants only)

8-11 a.m.-noon WBCA Board of Directors meeting (board members only)

9 a.m.-6 p.m. WBCA Convention Registration presented by NIKE

10 a.m.-4 p.m. WBCA Coaches Huddle

10 a.m.-noon Mentoring Madness (pre-registration required)
Mentoring Madness is fast-paced, small-group mentoring session. Participants will have facetime with experienced head coaches to discuss pertinent coaching issues, helping to build everyone’s professional network and opening the door to a convention full of brainstorming and sharing.

10-11 a.m. Coach and Be Coached: Mock Interviews (pre-registration required)
This career development option will give individuals the opportunity to practice their interview skills with an athletic administrator or head coach while having the option to ask questions while the interviewer critiques the interviewee.

11 a.m.-noon Coach and Be Coached: Mock Interviews (pre-registration required)
This career development option will give individuals the opportunity to practice their interview skills with an athletic administrator or head coach while having the option to ask questions while the interviewer critiques the interviewee.

11 a.m.-noon "XCEL" coach registration (invite only)

Noon-1 p.m. Mentoring Meet-Up (WBCA Coach to Coach Mentoring Program attendees only)

Noon-6:30 p.m. “XCEL” (invite only)
A one-day program that will include specific coaching topics targeted toward head coaches such as communication, leadership, mental health and managing up within a small group setting.

Noon-6:30 p.m. "Next UP" (invite only)
Next UP is a powerful new program created to promote the advancement and retention of women's basketball coaches in intercollegiate athletics. This program aims to connect up-and-coming assistant women basketball coaches and senior-level athletic administrators through an interactive and engaging half-day workshop. 

12:30-2 p.m. Moderated diversity & inclusion roundtables
This fast-paced setting allows coaches to listen and discuss multiple topics in a short amount of time. Hosted by the WBCA Diversity & Inclusion committee.

1-3 p.m. Mentoring Madness (pre-registration required)
Mentoring Madness is fast-paced, small-group mentoring session. Participants will have facetime with experienced head coaches to discuss pertinent coaching issues, helping to build everyone’s professional network and opening the door to a convention full of brainstorming and sharing.

1-2 p.m. Coach and Be Coached: Mock Interviews (pre-registration required)
This career development option will give individuals the opportunity to practice their interview skills with an athletic administrator or head coach while having the option to ask questions while the interviewer critiques the interviewee.

2-3 p.m. Coach and Be Coached: Mock Interviews (pre-registration required)
This career development option will give individuals the opportunity to practice their interview skills with an athletic administrator or head coach while having the option to ask questions while the interviewer critiques the interviewee.

3-4:30 p.m. Moderated roundtables
This fast-paced setting allows coaches to listen and discuss multiple topics in a short amount of time. Hosted by the WBCA Diversity & Inclusion committee.

3:30-4:30 p.m. Thirty Under 30 presented by Marriott Rewards programming (honorees only)

3:30-4:30 p.m. “So You Want To Be A Head Coach” programming (closed session; participants only)

4-5 p.m. High school coaches opening session

4:45-5:45 p.m. Thirty Under 30 presented by Marriott Rewards Happy Hour (honorees only)

4:45-5:45 p.m. “So You Want To Be A Head Coach” Happy Hour (closed session; participants only)

5:30-6:30 p.m. All-America Team and Naismith Starting 5 announcement

7-11 p.m. WBCA Welcome Party
Let’s start convention off on a high note. The WBCA invites all our attendees to an offsite venue where coaches can celebrate the end to another great season.

Friday, April 5

7-7:45 a.m. Marines Workout

7 a.m.-5 p.m. “So You Want To Be A Coach” in partnership with WeCOACH (closed session; participants only)

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. WBCA Convention Registration presented by NIKE     

9:30-10:45 a.m. Featured speaker and awards presentations

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WBCA Courtside Expo
The WBCA Courtside Expo is the best place to network and engage with the vendors who are crucial to your program’s success! Whether looking for the latest technology in recruiting software or the best product to clean your courts, find all your solutions here. Explore and compare the great products available, then go home knowing that you have all the tools you need for next season.

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. On-Court Presentations
On-court demonstrations by some of the top coaches in our sport.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. WBCA Coaches Huddle

11 a.m.-noon High school coaches roundtables

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Learning Labs
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

11:30 a.m.-noon Learning Lab
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

12:30-2 p.m. Roundtables
This fast-paced setting allows coaches to rotate from speaker to speaker every 20 to 25 minutes to listen to multiple topics in a short amount of time.

12:30-1 p.m. Learning Lab
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

1-3 p.m. Conference Captains meeting (captains only)

1-3 p.m. Moms in Coaching
Moms in Coaching provides an opportunity for moms to directly connect, give and receive advice, feedback and support through meaningful, honest conversation with a large network of women who can personally relate to the unique day-to-day life experiences of a mom who coaches.

1-3 p.m. Always Dad
Always dad is all about having open communication with dads in coaching. Share stories, struggles and celebrations while exchanging ideas and experiences so that members can grow as fathers, leaders and partners.

1:30-2 p.m. Learning Lab
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

2:30-4 p.m. Assistant Coaches Roundtables presented by NIKE
This fast-paced session allows coaches to rotate from speaker to speaker, topic to topic every 20 to 25 minutes.

2:30-3 p.m. Learning Lab
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

2:15-3:15 p.m. Learning Labs
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

3-5 p.m. Asian Coaches Association

3:30-4 p.m. Learning Lab
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

4-5:30 p.m. NCAA Division I Coaches Speed Scheduling: Basketball Travelers Speed (Game) Dating Session
Minimize your scheduling stress and fill in your 2019-20 open dates by attending this session to connect with prospective opponents.

7 p.m. NCAA Women’s Final Four National Semifinal Game 1 (Amalie Arena)

9 p.m. NCAA Women’s Final Four National Semifinal Game 2 (Amalie Arena)

Saturday, April 6

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WBCA Convention Registration presented by NIKE

9-10:45 a.m. Featured speaker and awards presentations

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Kay Yow Cancer Fund board meeting (board members only)

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WBCA Courtside Expo
The WBCA Courtside Expo is the best place to network and engage with the vendors who are crucial to your program’s success! Whether looking for the latest technology in recruiting software or the best product to clean your courts, find all your solutions here. Explore and compare the great products available, then go home knowing that you have all the tools you need for next season.

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. On-Court Presentation
On-court demonstrations by some of the top coaches in our sport.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. WBCA Coaches Huddle

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learning Labs
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

Noon-12:30 p.m. Learning Labs
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

12:30-2 p.m. Assistant Coaches Roundtables presented by NIKE
This fast-paced session allows coaches to rotate from speaker to speaker, topic to topic every 20 to 25 minutes.

1-1:30 p.m. Learning Labs
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

2-2:30 p.m. Learning Labs
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

2:30-3:30 p.m. Learning Labs
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

2:30-4 p.m. Roundtables
This fast-paced session allows coaches to rotate from speaker to speaker, topic to topic every 20 to 25 minutes.        

3:30-4 p.m. Learning Labs
Industry professionals and coaches give classroom presentations on hot topics ranging from coaching philosophy to handling difficult situations.

6 p.m. NCAA Men’s Final Four National Semifinal Game 1 (San Antonio, Texas)

8:30 p.m. NCAA Men’s Final Four National Semifinal Game 2 (San Antonio, Texas)

Sunday, April 7

7:30-8:30 a.m. FCA Non-Denominational Service

8:30-10 a.m. WBCA Convention Registration presented by NIKE

8:45-10:15 a.m. Kay Yow Heart of a Coach Breakfast
The breakfast is a time for coaches and guests to come together and honor the legacy of Kay Yow and recognize the winner of the 2018 Kay Yow Heart of a Coach. This award was established in 2008 to honor of Coach Yow, head women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State University. Kay was one of the most respected coaches in all of sport. She won on the court, but more importantly, she consistently lived out her faith in front of her players by “trying to see them for what they can become, not just for who they are now.” It is a time of faith, fellowship and fun.

9-10:30 a.m. Roundtables
This fast-paced session allows coaches to rotate from speaker to speaker, topic to topic every 25 minutes.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. NCAA Division I Business Meeting presented by adidas

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. NCAA Division II Business Meeting presented by adidas and Marriott Rewards

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. NCAA Division III Business Meeting presented by adidas and Marriott Rewards

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Two-Year Colleges Business Meeting presented by adidas and Marriott Rewards

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. NAIA Business Meeting presented by adidas and Marriott Rewards

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. High School Business Meeting  

1:30-3:30 p.m. Featured speaker and awards presentations

6 p.m. NCAA Women’s Final Four Championship Game (Amalie Arena)