The CRCA Annual Coaches Conference was established in 2007. Its model of a small gathering of coaches from our many diverse backgrounds for two days of presentations and discussions with top level Collegiate and International Coaches was driven by the suggestions of our members. Meeting the needs of all levels of coaches through the opportunity for open discussion, this Conference has quickly become a favorite among attendees. In 2008, the Conference also featured a pre-conference for Assistant Coaches which focused on the strategies for success as an assistant, as well as professional development.
Past Conferences have welcomed Tom Terhaar, Jan Harville, Dave O’Neill, Wendy Davis, Justin Moore, Kevin Sauer, Bebe Bryans, Sandra Chu and Steve Myrland and have been hosted at the University of Wisconsin. Key note speakers have shared their thoughts on the Elements of a Successful Program, recruiting, training, communication skills, and more. Special topics have included boat trailering clinics sponsored by Pocock, outboard engine use, and weight training on a small budget.