Cheyney University Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Brittany Christian Receives A STEP UP Scholarship
April 4, 2014
Cheyney University assistant women's basketball coach Brittany Christian received a scholarship to attend the 2014 A STEP UP, a symposium for the professional development of assistant coaches presented by Felicia Hall Allen & Associates set to take place May 2 - 4, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"I'm very thankful to be chosen as one of the Uplift Scholarship recipients. The opportunity to attend A STEP UP is exciting. I am looking forward to gaining insight from the wealth of coaches that will be in attendance as well as networking and building lasting relationships with them. I plan to make the most of the experience and to bring what I learn back to the Lady Wolves program here at Cheyney as we continue to build ourselves into a PSAC powerhouse."
Christian recently completed her first season as lead Assistant Coach for the Lady Wolves.
Lady Wolves Head Coach Kyle Adams is a 2012 Uplift Scholarship Recipient and A Step Up participant.
He noted, "We are really excited for Brittany as she takes this next step in her professional growth and development. Felicia and her team do a magnificent job of bringing together the best and the brightest in our craft to share their knowledge and insight to help assistant coaches who are looking to elevate their careers. For me, A Step Up was not just career changing, it was life changing."
Felicia Hall Allen & Associates is a motivational speaking, training, consulting and sports management organization. CEO and President Felicia Hall Allen firmly believes that the "greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."
The mission of A Step Up is to help assistant coaches gain knowledge, discover coaching insights, develop strategies and techniques to help them reach their full coaching potential in a professional learning environment.
The symposium will cover 10 topics including Recruiting, Elevating Your Coaching Profile and Rebuilding A Program. Several coaches from the Division I & II levels will be on hand.
The very competitive Uplift Registration Scholarship has been made possible by a generous commitment from The NCAA's Committee on Women's Athletics and The Minorities Opportunities and Interest Committee, Felecia Hall Allen and Associates to support the advancement and professional development of ethnic minority coaches. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration and handbook. Ten Scholarships have been awarded to ethnic minority coaches who are chosen from a pool of candidates that meet the eligibility criteria.