2019 WCS Program & Schedule

Women Coaches Symposium, Friday April 19, 2019

We are putting together a great program for the 2019 Women Coaches Symposium around the theme of "self care for coaches." Coaches take care of their athletes and for some, their families, but who is taking care of coaches? Holistic health and wellbeing of coaches will be addressed in multiple ways with a variety of fantastic speakers!

[program, speakers & schedule are tentative and subject to change]

CONFIRMED SPEAKER LIST AS OF 12.18.19

  • Cheryl Reeve, General Manager and Head Coach, Minnesota Lynx
  • Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Director of The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
  • Megan Kahn, Executive Director, WeCOACH
  • Faith Johnson Patterson, MN Hall of Fame Basketball Coach
  • Guylaine Demers, PhD, Professor at the Department of Physical Education of Laval University, Canada
  • Lynn Kachmarik, founder and CEO of True Brand Sports LLC, VP of  Equilibria in Sports
  • Kat Longshore, PhD, Mental Performance Coach, Founder MoniKat Coaching

7:00-8:30am  REGISTRATION, NETWORKING, BREAKFAST & MORE!

Come early! Doors open at 7am for Registration, Networking, Vendor Exposition, Raffle item viewing, & Breakfast in the DQ Room.

8:30               WELCOME

8:45-9:00       NETWORKING ACTIVITY

9:00-9:45       MORNING KEYNOTE

9:55-10:55     BREAKOUT SESSION #1

11:10-12:10     JEAN K. FREEMAN KEYNOTE featuring Cheryl Reeve, General Manager and Head Coach, Minnesota Lynx

12:10-12:55     LUNCH, NETWORKING, SOCIAL TIME

1:00-2:00         BREAKOUT SESSION #2

2:05-2:40       AFTERNOON KEYNOTE/BREAKOUT

2:50-3:00       WRAP UP & RAFFLE WINNERS

3:00-5:00       [optional, but you should stick around!] HAPPY HOUR! Attendees are invited to stay for happy hour following the WCS to continue conversations, network, catch up, and unwind "off the court." Happy Hour will be across the street (3mn walk from TCF Bank Stadium) at Buffalo Wild Wings.