A STEP UP, INC. MISSION:  To elevate the performance of coaches, increase their opportunities for advancement and professional development by training, inspiring and connecting them in a professional environment. 


Assistant Coaches Professional Development Symposium

Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Designed to help you perform at a higher.  A STEP UP Professional Development Symposiums provide an opportunity for you to become a better, more prepared coach and teacher of the game.

Discover coaching philosophies, teaching techniques, work habits and values that will help you be successful on and off the basketball court.

Learn coaching strategies, skills, drills and how to achieve longevity in coaching from some of the best in the business.  Presenters will share intimate stories of their success and missteps on their professional journey.

Who should attend?

  • Assistant Coaches with less than seven (7) years college coaching experience

  • Aspiring assistant college colleges

Why you should attend?

  • Learn and network with some of the best assistant coaches in the business

  • Pick up new drills

  • Discover how to become more relevant and relatable to recruits

  • Gain new insight on how to motivate and inspire consistent effort

  • Learn how to strengthen relationships across campus

  • Become an asset to your program and head coach

What to expect?

  • A first class experience

  • An increased network of like minded coaches

  • Take-aways to help you elevate to the top of your game



$250 Early Bird; $275 After April 1

Registration includes

  • On Court Skills Development Clinic

  • Participant Notebook

  • Networking Reception

  • Legend’s Breakfast

UPLIFT Scholarships are available for those experiencing a financial hardship.  Applications are due by March 22, 2019.

Official Host Hotel

165 Cortland St. NE
Phone: (404) 659-6500

Room Rate:
$170 per night (plus state & local taxes)
Rate good through April 19, 2019
Self Parking: $20 per night

HOST HOTEL - Atlanta Sheraton – A STEP UP Group Rate - $170 per night 

Book your group rate for A Step Up 2019 Symposium

Call for Reservations: 1-866-932-7269

2019 Speakers

Assistant Coaches Hall of Fame Presenters:


ROUND TABLES Facilitated by A STEP UP, INC. Board Members

  • Al Brown, WNBA Consultant

  • Lin Dunn, Coach for Coaches

  • Rob Lanier, Tennessee

  • Jolette Law, South Carolina

  • Shannon Perry, UCLA

  • Bob Starkey, Texas A&M

  • Martina Wood, Richmond

  • C.Y. Young, Florida State

  • Amie Smith Bradley, SMU



Monday, May 6

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
On Court – Skills Clinic

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Keynote Presenter

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Welcome/Networking Reception

Tuesday, May 7

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Classroom Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Classroom Sessions

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Round Table Discussion

6:00 – 6:15 PM
Check Out

Wednesday, May 8

8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Classroom Sessions

“The panels of experts in our field sharing their knowledge. Also loved the Head Coach and Administrator Component this year. We were able to hear...every perspective.”

“All presenters were awesome and I learned a lot…sessions that stood out to me were: On Court presentations, Session on balance, the Legends Talk.

Take A STEP UP with us and elevate your career.

Photos from Past Symposiums