A Step Up 2014

2014 Assistant Coach of the Year

Owens Wins First-Ever A Step Up Assistant Coach of the Year Award

Notre Dame Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach, Carol Owens
Notre Dame Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Carol Owens, with Johnny & Felicia Allen

UPLIFT Registration Scholarship
Due in part to the support of the NCAA’s leadership development department, Felicia Hall Allen and Associates has awarded 12 registration scholarships.

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About A Step Up
A Step Up (Athletic Symposium to Elevate Professionals & Uplift Performance) is a career building and professional development opportunity for men’s and women’s college basketball assistant coaches, developed by the husband and wife team of Felicia and Johnny Allen. Its’ mission is to help assistant coaches gain knowledge, develop strategies and techniques, as well as network with some of the best coaches in the industry to help them reach their full potential. The inaugural symposium was held in Atlanta, Georgia in 2010.
Symposium Schedule
Friday, May 2, 2014
On Court Skills Development Clinic (Nova Southeastern University) 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Legend’s Keynote Message & Welcome/Networking Reception (Host Hotel) 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Professional Development Sessions 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch On Your Own 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Professional Development Sessions 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Christian Conversation & Fellowship (Attendance Optional) 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
Professional Development Sessions (Head Coaches Panel & Athletic Directors Panel) 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Symposium Topics
  • The Big Reveal – The Profile of a Great Assistant Coach . . . Like You’ve Never Heard It Before
  • Recruiting Secrets – What the Best Do that the Rest Don’t
  • Changing the Culture of a Program . . . From Pretenders to Contenders
  • Elevating Your Profile – How to Compete and Earn Respect Among Your Colleagues
  • Impacting the Outcome – What the Best Do On the Bench, In Practice & Behind the Scenes
  • Scouting Your Opponents & Inspiring Your Team for Success
  • Longevity in Coaching – A Thing of the Past or A Reality – Remaining Relevant
  • What a Head Coach Needs and Looks for in Assistant Coaches
  • AD’s Share How They Evaluate Coaches & How to Stand Out During the Hiring Process
2014 Symposium Speakers
Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Kelly Bond Lisa Boyer Al Brown
Katie ‘Abe’ Henderson
Kelly Bond
Texas A&M
Lisa Boyer
South Carolina
Al Brown
Mike Flynn LeAnn Freeland Tia Jackson Dee Kanter
Mike Flynn
Basketball Legend
LeAnn Freeland
Nova Southeastern
Tia Jackson
Dee Kantner
NCAA Official
Travis Mays Robert Mosley Katie O'Connor
Travis Mays
Robert Mosley
Katie O’Connor
Sean O’Regan
James Madison
Bob Starkey Joe Tartamella Maren Walseth Boo Williams
Bob Starkey
Texas A&M
Joe Tartamella
St. John’s
Maren Walseth
Penn State
Boo Williams
Basketball Legend
Symposium News
Symposium Videos
Past Symposiums
2013 Charlotte, North Carolina
2012 Dallas, Texas
2011 Chicago, Illinois
2010 Atlanta, Georgia

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