WBCA-NABC Coaches Forum

WBCA-NABC Coaches Forums feature panel discussions with men’s and women’s basketball leaders discussing current issues impacting the sport.


The New NIL Frontier

College athletics is now more than a month into the era of name, image and likeness opportunities for student-athletes. How are coaches approaching NIL on campus and in their locker rooms? What are some best practices that have been identified since the rollout? Learn from coaches, administrators and NIL experts on this WBCA-NABC Coaches Forum.

Gender Equity in College Basketball
From highly-publicized incidents of gender disparity in the 2021 college basketball postseason to the launch of an independent review of NCAA championship operations, the topic of gender equity has come to the forefront of college basketball. In this WBCA-NABC Coaches Forum, learn how specific inequalities are currently being addressed and how women’s and men’s programs can support and advocate for one another on campus.

Voter Engagement

Voter registration and turnout historically lag for our nation’s younger Millennial and Gen Z populations – including student-athletes. In this WBCA-NABC Coaches Forum, learn about the efforts being taken by the WBCA and NABC to increase student-athlete voter engagement and how coaches can support this movement.

Navigating the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented basketball programs with numerous operational challenges, including access to testing, managing contact tracing and quarantining, team travel and practice logistics. In this WBCA-NABC Coaches Forum, learn how programs can best position themselves to provide meaningful experiences for student-athletes while also prioritizing health and safety.

Increasing Diversity in Coaching

Achieving diversity in college basketball coaching positions remains a challenge for the industry. In this WBCA-NABC Coaches Forum, learn about the barriers coaches of color face when attempting to advance their careers, and how administrators can develop policies and procedures that support diversity in their athletic departments.

Navigating the Pandemic Part II

With college basketball season now underway, programs are navigating numerous challenges and unique circumstances due to COVID-19, including modified practices, travel, game management and contact tracing protocols. In this WBCA-NABC Coaches Forum, learn from coaches at the Division I, Division II and NAIA levels on how programs can continue to foster a healthy and safe environment while completing a successful season.