Begin Within Coaching
True North Sports is dedicated to working with coaches of all sports to find their unique True North and to coach from “that” place inside of themselves. We aim to provide coaches with the skills necessary to develop, manage and lead a team at any level.
Services Available to Develop and Support Coaches:
CIP (formerly ACIP) is an educational training program designed to develop coaches at all levels.
- The CIP offers participants a non-sport-specific program with a focus on self-awareness, leadership theory, management strategies, philosophy and team culture development.
- This program is open to head and assistant coaches.
- This program is open to men and women coaches in all sports.
- This program is open to coaches from any level.
“Attending the Coach Immersion Program has been a career changer for me. What other professional development opportunity lets you become more self-aware of your own morals and values and the reasons you got into coaching? It provided a chance for me to not only grow as a coach, but as a person as well. There is so much fulfillment in what I do each day and I can’t imagine continuing my career without the guidance of Celia Slater and the incredible people I have met through this program. If you are serious about this profession, this is a program you must attend.”
Shannon Wells, Assistant Volleyball Coach, University of Florida
Interested? Please see Immersion Page.
One Day Coach Development Workshops
Customized program led by Celia Slater and the True North Sports team.
One full-day training at your institution for all the coaches in your athletic department.
Interested? Contact us.
- This program can be customized to meet your individual department needs and budget.
- This training will start with a 1.5 day in-person program followed by a combination of virtual classes, podcasts and quarterly in-person facilitated workshops for the remainder of the school year.
Interested? Contact us.
“Celia Slater is one of the leading visionaries in coaching education. She is an advocate, an educator and a natural collaborator that many organizations, such as NACWAA, enjoy working with. Coaches have a true champion and resource in Celia. I am confident that any program she offers coaches will have a positive impact on them both personally and professionally.”
Patti Phillips CEO, National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA)
“The 1 day training conducted by True North Sports for our coaches here at UMBC was one of the best investments I have made in the training of our coaches. Celia Slater understands coaches, their world, their challenges and crafts a curriculum packed full of skills they can learn and implement immediately into their programs. Not only did our coaches get valuable skills necessary for a collegiate coach, Celia pushed them to evaluate WHY they coach and go deeper into reflecting on their individual coaching philosophies. If you value offering quality training and support for your coaches like I do, I would not hesitate to hire True North Sports as your go-to expert for your coaching education needs”.
Tim Hall, Athletics Director, UMBC
“Celia is truly gifted in the area of creating coaching programs that add tremendous value to the field of coaching education. She is a pioneer, an advocate, and an innovative leader in advancing the careers of coaches across all sports and all levels. She has the experience, knowledge and insight to connect with coaches in an authentic and unique way. She is able to help coaches connect the dots between coaching for significance and coaching for success. She helps them develop confidence, skills, and perspective that enables coaches to value their role and ignites their passion for the coaching profession.”
Holly Hesse, Head Softball Coach, Missouri State University
“In my years of working with athletes and coaches at the intercollegiate level, there is one name that rises to the top of the list when it comes to relevant and authentic professional and personal development for coaches: Celia Slater! “If she builds it, they will come” describes the result of Celia’s impact on the creation of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy and the Alliance of Women Coaches. Celia’s experience, passion, keen insights, and heart of gold will make True North Sports capable of doing more for coaches than can even be imagined.”
Marlene Bjornsrud, Former Executive Director Alliance of Women Coaches
“Three words come to mind when I think of Celia Slater and all the coaching education programs she has created: Quality, Community, Passion. Everything Celia does is quality, she knows how to collaborate and build community and her passion to help develop coaches is second to none. Her work with the NCAA Women Coaches Academy and the Alliance of Women Coaches have had lasting influence on many coaches from a wide range of sports. I await the roll out of her Coach Immersion Program with great anticipation. The concept is brilliant; the need is vast and Celia’s ability to deliver is guaranteed.”
Aliceann Wilbur, Head Soccer Coach, William Smith College, 2013 NCAA Div III National Champions
If you are interested in learning more about any of the above services, please email Info@TrueNorthSports.net