NCAA Divisions II and III
Women Coaches Development Program

Fall 2022 Development Program


Mental Health Matters: How to Support Your Student-Athletes, Your Staff, and Yourself
Presented by Lisa Auld, LPC, NCC, and founder of Connection Counseling and Coaching

90-Minute Development Program Session Description:
This session will focus on identifying signs and symptoms of mental health issues and burnout in student-athletes, your staff, and yourselves. We’ll talk about what to look for, how to support others, and how to manage your well-being. You will also leave with enhanced skills and additional tools, including self-regulation practices, to model the way and better support those around you.

Mental Health Matters- Click HERE for the recording.

Lisa Auld founded Connection Counseling and Coaching and practices as a therapist, coach, and consultant working with clients on all aspects of personal and professional growth, both in a private practice setting and at the corporate level. Prior, Lisa spent 11 years at the University of Pittsburgh, most recently as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Life, an Adjunct professor, and the chair of the student-athlete mental health task force. Also incorporated into her work are certifications as an Emotional Intelligence Trainer, a Myers Briggs Type indicator Practitioner, a Huddle Up Facilitator, and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator in Brene Brown’s curriculum. Lisa attended Villanova University for undergrad and Cal U for her master’s degree in counseling with a certification in sports counseling.

Who’s Eligible?

Any Division II or III conference that has registered its member schools for the Development Program and paid the enrollment fee.
Any Division II or III women coaches with a WeCOACH membership, including institutional and conference group members.


The data demonstrates investment in NCAA Division II & III women coaches is necessary to support their advancement and retention in the coaching profession. WeCOACH has established a new year-round
professional growth and leadership Development Program dedicated to Division II & III women coaches across all sports that offers strategies to address the challenges and obstacles women face to stay in, feel supported, and advance in the coaching profession. We will also partner to actively build the pipeline of aspiring Division II & III women coaches.




  • 3 x 90-minute development virtual sessions (Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023) – Fall Development Session to be scheduled for late October/early November
  • Access to WeCOACH Mentoring Program
  • Access to WeAMPLIFY Program (women coaches of color)
  • Access to year-round virtual video chats with the WeCOACH community to build and sustain networking relationships across the coaching profession
  • December 16 BreakThrough Summit – Registration opens in September
  • 1 x 60-minute “Catch a Vision” session for female student-athletes aspiring to pursue a career in coaching
Participating Conferences

Sources: Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport & 2022 NCAA The State of Women in College Sports