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Two SIAC Coaches selected for NCAA Women's Coaches Academy

December 7, 2006

Tucker, GA Two SIAC coaches were selected to participate in the 2006 NCAA Women's Coaches Academy being held December 10-14, 2006 in Denver, Colorado.

bc-2006-staff-rouse_gwendolyn01.jpgClark Atlanta University's, Academic Advisor and Softball Coach Lawana Pearson and Benedict College's Senior Women's Administrator, Volleyball and Softball Coach Gwendolyn Rouse were two of the 25 women selected to travel to Denver, Colorado for the four day program. They will receive tutelage in the areas of Fundaments of Coaching, Culture of Women's Athletics, Management Issues, Policies and Procedures, and Principles of Marketing.

The Academy is designed and structured to provide relevant topics and learning opportunities. Through the use of case studies, "what if" scenarios and role playing, the program is guaranteed to expand perspective and create or advance necessary skills. The academy is structured to provide learning that goes beyond basics to advanced understanding and focuses on implementation skills and strategies within the various curriculum areas.

The Women's Coaches Academy was created because "It is obvious that many coaches are painfully struggling with the incongruencies of winning vs. losing, the perception of success vs. failure, and making a positive impact toward the personal growth and development of student-athletes". The Coaches Academy (CA) offers a certification format that allows a coach the opportunity to learn relevant skills and strategies and be able to implement them into her current and potential situations. This style of learning, lead by faculty mentors, assists in peer interaction, network development and career retention.

Source: SIAC

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