NCAA Academy 2.0

For NCAA Women Coaches Academy graduates only, in 2018 we launched the NCAA Academy 2.0 to help take your coaching game to the next level. Remember that sense of community, passion, and renewed sense of joy for coaching you experienced at the NCAA WCA? We invite you to apply for this master learning opportunity.  In a small class setting this next-level, multi-day transformational training builds upon and advances the leadership skills, strategies, and knowledge gained from attending WCA. NCAA Academy 2.0 will take place May 21-23, 2023 in Denver, CO.  An active WeCOACH Membership is required to apply and participate.


2023 NCAA Academy 2.0 Dates, Times, & Location
May 21-23, 2023
Denver, CO

Applications closed for 2023

2.0 starts Sunday, May 21 with registration from 12:30-1pm MT
2.0 concludes Tuesday, May 23 after graduation at 12:30pm MT


Application Timeline

Applications Accepted: January 4 – February 17

Class #6 Selected: Week of February 20

Class #6 Notified via Email: February 24

Scholarship Recipients Notified: February 24

Tuition Payment Due: March 3

First Class Email (pre-work, checklist, etc.): March 20

Press Release issued announcing 2023 Academy 2.0 Class #6: May 15

NCAA Academy 2.0 Begins: May 21


Cost to Attend the NCAA 2.0 Academy
  • $750 Academy tuition plus each participant is responsible for round-trip travel to/from Denver, including ground transportation to/from the hotel. Once on-site, no vehicle is needed. All sessions are held on-site.
  • NCAA grant funding covers all other on-site expenses associated with attendance at the NCAA Women Coaches Academy including two (2) nights hotel, meals/snacks, and training materials. Participants will be assigned 1 roommate to share a hotel room or have the option of paying an additional $278 for two nights in a single/individual hotel room.  Participants requiring more than two nights hotel may pay an additional $139/night.
Requirements to Apply for NCAA Academy 2.0
  • You must be a graduate of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy.
  • You must be a current collegiate woman coach (of a sponsored-sport or emerging sport), strength & conditioning coach, and/or director of operations at a two-year or four-year collegiate institution such as NCAA Division I, II, or III, community college, NJCAA, NAIA, etc.
  • You must be a current WeCOACH member. Not a member? Sign up today!
  • If you are a current member and haven’t created an account in our new membership platform, please click here before applying to create your account.
What Coaches Are Saying About Attending the NCAA Academy 2.0

“The true value of this program cannot be measured. The WCA happened at exactly the right time for me to develop my coaching philosophy, identify my value in the profession, and understand some of the challenges I was facing. I do not think I would still be coaching without this experience. Academy 2.0 might just have the same impact. This is a totally necessary part of moving the needle and I’m eternally grateful for the connections and relationships built at this event. The passion you can feel in the folks hosting makes the academy extra special. These are incredible people doing important work.”
Maria Stuber, The College of St. Scholastica, Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Nordic Skiing, Academy 2.0 Class #5

“This is the most impactful professional development I have ever attended. The environment fostered by the facilitators creates the opportunity for deep connection and growth. The speakers are of the highest quality and the intimate sessions lead to elite development.”
Samantha Schall, Head Coach, Men’s & Women’s Tennis, Grand Valley State University, Academy 2.0 Class #5

Attending Academy 2.0 was another taste of powerful female leaders. I am so thankful WeCOACH provides a platform for all of us to come together and learn from one another. Yet again, just like the WCA, there were fabulous presenters that were open, knowledgeable and empowering. It was a refreshing and challenging experience. I walked away with new mentors, resources and the motivation to continue to grow.
– Roz Ellis, Stanford University, Head Field Hockey Coach, Academy 2.0 class #2

Academy 2.0 was an extremely worthwhile experience that has positively impacted my journey as a coach and leader. The staff created an environment that fostered personal and professional growth, while providing valuable ideas for me to improve my program, and to continue to empower the coaching community. In our profession today, we often lose sight of the value of community, and Academy 2.0 emphasized the importance of community as we move forward toward creating sustainability and longevity in coaching.
 – Jen Klein, U of Michigan, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Academy 2.0 class #1

Cecile Reynaud Coaching Mastery Award
Cecile Reynaud Coaching Mastery Award

2022 Cecile Reynaud Coaching Mastery Award Recipient: Valerie Lohr with WeCOACH CEO Vanessa Fuchs

The Cecile Reynaud Coaching Mastery Award recognizes a participant at each Academy 2.0 who embodies the characteristics of Coach Reynaud: leadership, commitment to personal development, and the advancement of others, and a deep care and respect for the game. This award is granted via nomination by fellow classmates.

The 2022 Cecile Reynaud Coaching Mastery Award recipient from NCAA Academy 2.0 Class #5:
Valerie Lohr, St. Mary’s Upper Hall School, Head Coach, Field Hockey

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received more than sixty (60) days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund minus a 3% transaction fee. Cancellation requests received thirty (30) to sixty (60) days prior to the event are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellation requests made within thirty (30) days prior to the event are non-refundable and may not be applied to future event registrations. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Please email with your request.

2022 Class #5 Participants
Sofie Aagaard Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Tracie Adix-Zins DePaul University
Beverly Biancur North Carolina Wesleyan College
Jeannette Boudway Smith College
Amanda Caldwell Georgia Southern University
Carly Dockendorf University of Utah
Kristy Duncan Loras College
Kelly Gallagher University of Tampa
Mesha Levister North Carolina Central University
Valerie Lohr Saint Mary’s Hall Upper School
Kimberly McGowan Austin Peay State University
Katherine Menendez Colorado College
Lacey Phillips Allegheny College
Samantha Schall Grand Valley State University
Rosanna Sguerra Kenyon College
Maria Stuber The College of St. Scholastica