Events for Coaches

Throughout the year, Nations of Coaches hosts multiple events to support, equip, and encourage college men’s basketball coaches. Through these events, we serve thousands of coaches across all divisions.

Nations of Coaches Legacy Breakfast

There are a lot of leadership events out there, but few are designed to meet the unique needs of college basketball coaches. So each year we partner with Chick-fil-A, our premier corporate sponsor, to host the Legacy Summit.

With world-class speakers from athletics and the corporate world, as well as dynamic workshops and fellowship with coaches from around the country, the Coaches Legacy Summit helps coaches reorient their life and basketball program around what matters most – and implement a vision for how they’ll lead their team to a higher level of play.

“This summit is the most valuable developmental session I have attended in years.”
Earl Grant, NCAA Head Basketball Coach

Game-Changer Marriage Retreat

Every year, coaches and their spouses are invited to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, good fellowship and learning, and some much-needed alone time at the WinShape Retreat in Rome, Georgia. This annual event has a new name and is specifically designed to build into your relationship with your spouse, so your marriage can not only survive, but also thrive throughout the high-pressured basketball season and beyond. The Game- Changer Marriage Retreat is presented by Nations of Coaches and WinShape Foundation.

Location: WinShape Retreat Center, Berry College, Rome, GA – Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the WinShape Retreat Center is surrounded by forests, meadows, and streams on a 27,000-acre wildlife preserve, about 90 miles from Atlanta.

Date: The 2020 Game-Changer Marriage Retreat will be May 5 – 7, 2020. Registration will open on January 15, 2020. Spaces are limited.

Cost: A $100.00 registration fee per couple which secures your reservation. The remainder of the cost (valued at $620.00) is gifted to you and your spouse by Nations of Coaches!

* Cancellation Policy: An additional $200.00 cancellation fee applies if you cancel your reservation after April 15, 2020. (This is 50% of retreat expense due to NOC having to pay for the room in full after the cancellation deadline.)

Celebrate Marriage & Family Luncheon

Join us at the NABC Conference for a complimentary lunch where we will celebrate coaching families and encourage you in your journey. We will have a special coaching family who will give testimony and insight as they share their personal journey.

  • Sunday, April 5, 2020
  • Sheraton Atlanta Hotel 
  • The main lunch is provided for coaches and spouses, and their children ages 12 years and up in the Capitol Ballroom.
  • The NOC Kids Party childcare and lunch will be provided for coaches’ children ages 6-11 years in the Atlanta 1 Ballroom. (Completed and signed a childcare waiver required for participation. Download waiver HERE. Waivers will also be available at the event.)

Character Coach Forum

The Character Coach Forum is an annual event that takes place during the Final Four at the National Association of Basketball Coaches Convention.

Led by Nations of Coaches staff and Character Coaches from around the country, the Forum discusses the how-tos and benefits of a Character Coach serving in a college men’s basketball program. The meeting highlights head coaches and assistant coaches who’ve experienced the wins of having a Character Coach involved with their team.

“All the highs and lows of a season, dealing with 18- to 22-year-old kids, dealing with wins and losses, dealing with everything that comes with it, just to have this support system kind of keeps you level… and keeps you on the right path.”
– Mark Turgeon, NCAA Head Basketball Coach,
at the Nations of Coaches’ 2017 Final Four Program
Head coaches who’ve shared in years past include Dave Odom, Mike Jarvis, and Matt Driscoll.

Learn more about the Character Coach Forum in this video.

Coaching Staff Date Nights

It’s important for members of the coaching staff and their spouses to connect and deepen their relationships away from the day-to-day rigors of the season. That’s why we hold Coaching Staff Date Nights, to provide an opportunity for coaches and staff to leave the game on the court and focus on their relationship with their spouse.

Request more information on a Coaching Staff Date Night in the form below.

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