NCAA Women Coaches Academy
“After attending the Women Coaches Academy in Denver, I finally feel right about coaching. For years I had been questioning if I should hang up my bat and get a “real” job. After the Academy I realized I have a real job. The women at the Academy helped inspire me to stay in this profession. We all shared our stories, laughs and tears together and it has truly empowered me. I can finally say with confidence: I am a coach.
Without a doubt, I am now a member of the Alliance because it helps me stay connected with all of the women I have met in sport.”
Leanne Baker, Head Softball Coach, Mercyhurst University
NCAA WCA Class of 2012, Alliance Member
“The NCAA Women Coaches Academy was one of the most enlightening, educational and inspirational programs I have been privileged to be a part of. Being a part of the WCA and the Alliance of Women Coaches gives me a sense of belonging and support that is an important component to my career in athletics. It was truly an eye-opening experience that has motivated me to be a better coach and person every day.
Even more so, it has provided me with the network and tools to not feel alone in the process of achieving my goals. I am encouraging every female coach I know to join the Alliance!”