Coach MacDonald Attends The NCAA Women Coaches Academy
Dec. 30, 2010
Invited to attend the NCAA Women Coaches Academy, Pacific head field hockey coach Linda MacDonald took part in the annual event last week as one of 46 participants. In 2002, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics supported an initiative to train, support and retain women coaches. That was the start of the Women Coaches Academy. To date there have been 21 highly successful sessions of the five-day academies, which are open to any coach from any sport, and any division.
The NCAA Women Coaches Academy provides skills training for coaches at all levels to assist them in being more efficient, productive, resourceful and successful. The academy is designed for women coaches who are ready and willing to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their personal and team success. The participants learn skills that are not sport specific, yet ones that are relevant and necessary for coaching responsibilities, beyond the X's and O's.