The Women Coaches Academy (WCA), hosted in partnership between WeCOACH and the NCAA since 2003, is a 4-day educational training open to NCAA coaches of all experience levels that offers non-sport-specific program management strategies, with a special focus on philosophy development and building your skills and knowledge about planning, communication, legal issues, ethics, hiring, supervising staff, conflict resolution, learning styles and achieving success. The next-level NCAA Academy 2.0 now falls within the NCAA partnership as of 2019.
Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
The first of its kind in the world, the Tucker Center is an interdisciplinary research center leading a pioneering effort to examine how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities. WeCOACH and the Tucker Center partner on several initiatives and research opportunities which powerfully narrate the story for and about women coaches.
Women Leaders in College Sports
Women Leaders in College Sports is the premier leadership organization that develops, connects, and advances women working in college sports and beyond. Women Leaders takes a pro-active role in advancing women into positions of influence and powerfully shapes the landscape of women leaders. WeCOACH and Women Leaders collaborate on various programs and initiatives throughout the year.
Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)
The WBCA is the professional association for coaches’ of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels of the sport. The WBCA is committed to serving its members and helping to grow women’s basketball by providing educational programming, networking opportunities, information and news, legislative and rules updates, and acting as the collective voice of the membership to the NCAA and other governing bodies in the sport.
The LGBT SportSafe Inclusion Program was developed to create an infrastructure for athletic administrators, coaches, sports leaders and leagues to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer inclusion. LGBT SportSafe practices are incorporated into WeCOACH’s in-person and digital programming.
The LA84 Foundation provides an opportunity for youth to have fun while learning valuable life skills through structured sports programs.
Tampa Bay Sports Commission
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is a private, non-profit, 501c3, charitable corporation that serves the entire Tampa Bay area as the lead organization for bidding on and hosting premier sports and entertainment events. Through this, they will achieve their mission of creating social and economic impact throughout the Tampa Bay region.
Women’s Sports Foundation
Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring all girls access to sports.
Sports Philanthropy League
Carlette Patterson is the CEO of Patterson Sports Ventures and founder of Sports Philanthropy League. She is an internationally recognized Sports Life Coach with 30+ years of senior leadership in amateur, collegiate and professional sports to lead a life of success, significance and service, during and after their sports career.
Coaches Inc. is a sports marketing agency that represents college and professional sports coaches, offering services in contract negotiations, legal consultation, career planning, and marketing and promotional opportunities. WeCOACH members receive a complimentary legal or career consultation with Coaches, Inc.
Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops better athletes, better people through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes.
Current and Past Conference Partners:
America East Conference
Big East Conference
Big Ten Conference
Big West Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Pacific 12 Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
West Coast Conference