June 18, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- It's been a busy summer for University of Wisconsin head women's basketball coach Bobbie Kelsey. In May, Kelsey served as a court coach for the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship and World University Games Team Trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In early June, Kelsey attended the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Center for Excellence on June 3-5 in New York City and just days later, the Badger mentor was a session leader for the NCAA/Black Coaches & Administrators Achieving Coaching Excellence (ACE) Program. The program ran from June 5-8 at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
The ACE Program is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for current NCAA collegiate men's and women's basketball coaches. The ACE Program is committed to preparing racial and ethnic minority collegiate basketball coaches for success as future head basketball coaches.
“I was an ACE program participant back in 2006 and I know it was extremely valuable to my preparation for running the program here at Wisconsin,” said Kelsey.
Kelsey’s session was entitled “Developing Your Players,” which entailed giving practical insight on how to develop players, both on and off the court.
The ACE Program provides participants an opportunity to engage and interact with current NCAA head basketball coaches, directors of athletics and leaders involved in intercollegiate athletics. Selected participants receive training and education in the areas of leadership, communication, campus relations, media, community involvement and program management.
The ACE Program is administered by the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs department in partnership with the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA), and supported by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics (CWA) and NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee (MOIC).