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Coaches

Programs direct participants in the development and demonstration of a personal and professional philosophy on how to mentor college athletes and run a successful program. Coaches learn about emotional intelligence and student-athlete welfare and diversity initiatives, improve as public speakers, enhance leadership abilities and identify the skills related to specific coaching assignments.

Programming is available to coaches at all stages of their careers, with many talented up-and-comers identified and recommended by the National Football League and the highest-resource conferences (Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Pacific 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference). By attending, you are exposed to university, conference and NCAA administrators, as well as search firms and their role in college sports.

NCAA Champion Forum

The Champion Forum provides a unique yearlong professional development opportunity for current NCAA intercollegiate football coaches to learn a realistic view of the role of and preparation it takes to become a head football coach in the college game.

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AFCA / NCAA 30 Under 30 Coaches Leadership Institute

The AFCA/NCAA 30 Under 30 Coaches Leadership Institute is a professional development and networking opportunity for football coaches held in conjunction with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention.

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NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy

The NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy provides current, full-time intercollegiate football coaches at NCAA member institutions, some who are former NFL athletes, to expand their knowledge and insight into the world of intercollegiate football coaching.

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Division II Coaching Enhancement Grant

The Division II Coaching Enhancement Grant provides NCAA funding for the creation of new, full-time assistant coaching positions at NCAA Division II member schools intended to encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women.

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