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California Coaches Conference

Concordia University Irvine

June 24 - June 28, 2024

Hosted by the Master’s in Coaching Program at Concordia University Irvine

California Coaches Conference | Master's in Coaching and Athletics Administration | Concordia University Irvine

California Coaches Conference (CCC) hosted on campus and in person on Concordia University Irvine's campus in beautiful Southern California. Each year, the CCC draws in coaches and athletic directors nationwide from high schools, colleges and universities to participate in educational and hands-on workshops, as well as sessions on health and safety topics, and rules and compliance. Additionally, current students have the option to take an elective course, hear from experts and experienced leaders in sports.

Attend our 2024 conference for a chance to network with fellow coaches and administrators, learn pro tips from our keynote speakers who are celebrated in the industry, attend in-person sessions specific to your sport, and much more.

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The Nation’s Premier Conference for Coaching Professionals

Here’s what attendees can expect this year:

  • 5 Days of Engaging Sessions On Campus in Irvine, California
  • Live In-person Instructions and Presentations
  • 4 Keynote Speakers, Including:
  • Sport Specific Class Offerings
  • Sport Specialized Off-Site Visits - Details TBA
  • Athletic Director Round Table Discussion - Open to all participants
  • Hot Topics Discussion - Open to all participants
  • Lodging Available - please contact Rochelle at [email protected] for more information

2024 Key Note Speakers

Carl Cheffers

Carl Cheffers

NFL Referee


Rob Wigod

Rob Wigod

Retired California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIF-SS) Commissioner


Brooke Nicholson

Brooke Nicholson

Mission Viejo High School Athletics Director


Carl Galloway

Carl Galloway

Vista Murrieta High School Athletics Director


Conference Rates & Packages

$95

Individual Attendees
(non-credit)

$195

Entire Coaching Staff
(non-credit)

$582

Per Graduate Credit
(4 total units)

Free

CUI/MCAA Alumni
(non-credit)

Sport-Specific Breakout Sessions

The conference offers 8 sport specific breakout courses (listed below) that allow coaches and athletics directors the opportunity to gain even more knowledge in their desired field using a hands-on approach.

Baseball & Softball

This course will provide advanced training to improve the coaching in baseball and softball. Theories, strategies and best practices will include: planning, organizing and conducting quality practices; hitting and pitching mechanics and fundamentals; offensive and defensive strategies; baseball and softball specific strength and conditioning; college recruiting and professional scouting elements. There will be guest instructors and on-field demonstrations throughout the class. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

Basketball

Using experts currently working in the field sharing their best practices, this course will assist basketball coaches in developing their coaching philosophy, team building, and coaching strategies including rules/regulations, team defense, special situations, fundamental offensive and defensive drills, strength and conditioning, and more. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

Football

Using high school and collegiate-level coaches both in the classroom and on the field, this course will offer football coaches the opportunity to increase their knowledge of operating a football program including position-specific drills, offensive and defensive alignment and strategies, recruiting process, and situational coaching. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

Golf

Through classroom learning and practical application, this course will provide advanced training to improve the coaching of golf through a study of theories, strategies, history and etiquette of the game, proper mechanics, and teaching/recruiting techniques. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

Soccer

Through classroom and practical instruction as well as presentations by guest speakers this course will provide soccer coaches with the tools to build their coaching philosophy, assist with program development, and continue with professional growth. The course will include practice planning; technical vs. tactical training; cultivating relationships with administrators, parent groups, and officials; and preparing players for the next level. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

Strength & Conditioning

Through the study of principles of strength, flexibility, power, and cardiovascular conditioning, students will learn to construct and apply conditioning programs.

Track & Field

Curriculum is broad based, covering all key aspects of managerial and technical coaching. Technical sections are illustrated with pertinent video created specifically for this course, to enhance clarity and understanding.

Volleyball

This course will provide volleyball coaches with advanced training in volleyball including coaching philosophy; difference in the men's and women's games; training techniques in practice; coaching strategy; use of technology; sand volleyball; and running of high school, club, and collegiate programs. Various skills such as attacking, blocking, setting, defense, passing, and serving will also be covered. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

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Current MCAA/MSCE Students

Current students can register for any one of the sport-specific courses via MyRecords to participate in the California Coaches Conference. Structurally, the course will be one week in length (June 24 - June 28) and will meet 8 am to 5 pm on campus. Students will receive 4 units of elective credits.

If you have any questions or would like more information please reach out to us: [email protected] (academic advisor)

For more information about the CCC, please direct any questions to:

Rochelle Short

Rochelle Short
Sr. Coordinator for Program Outreach 
[email protected]
(949)214-3816

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