On April 19, the Tucker Center‘s sixth annual Women Coaches Symposium (WCS), co-hosted by WeCOACH and Gopher Athletics, welcomed 340 female coaches to the DQ Room at the TCF Bank Stadium. The theme this year was self-care for coaches, and the venue filled to capacity.
The symposium’s signature Jean K. Freeman Keynote featured Cheryl Reeve, general manager and head coach for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx, and showcased breakout sessions and presentations by 23 other standouts in coaching and sport science research.
The WCS, brainchild of Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., is the largest professional development, networking, and community-building opportunity for women coaches at all levels and all sports in the country. The goal of the WCS is to recruit and retain women in coaching, as female athletes need and deserve same-sex role models.