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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. 


A STEP UP - Next Level

Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Receive personalized coaching from college administrators focused on helping you become more effective in the interview process and in your new role as a head coach.

Gain insight about how to create and/or tweak your action plan and portfolio by observing the successful habits and missteps that relatively new head coaches have experienced on their journey to becoming a college head coach.  Examine your coaching philosophies and unchallenged assumptions about leadership and how to build a successful program.        

Successful head coaches share strategies for leading, managing, teaching and changing the culture of a new program.

Who should attend?

  • Assistant Coaches with seven (7) years or more coaching experience looking to take the next step in your career

Why you should attend?

  • Learn how to get on the radar of college administrators and make their short list

  • Discover lessons learned from relatively new head coaches about what they knew and didn’t know when they accepted the job

  • Enlarge your networking circle

  • Discover what should be included in your portfolio

What to Expect:

  • Get the secrets to selling yourself on paper, over the phone, and in person during the interview process

  • One on one communication with college administrators



$275 Early Bird; $300 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.

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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

Book your group rate for A Step Up 2019 Symposium

Call for Reservations: 1-866-932-7269

2019 Speakers




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 with Athletic Administrators

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Classroom Sessions

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 8

8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Classroom Sessions

Don’t Just be Noticed, Here’s Your Chance to Be Remembered.

Photos of Past Symposiums