Feb. 8, 2011
LILBURN, Ga. - Air Force senior women's basketball player Raimee Beck has been selected to participate in the "So You Want to Be a Coach" program, sponsored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). This year's program will be held April 1-April 3 during the 2011 WBCA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The WBCA's "So You Want To Be A Coach" is a collaborative effort between the WBCA and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide female student-athletes with an experience that becomes the foundation of a successful coaching career. The WBCA has assembled a group of experienced coaches and administrators who will serve as resources to share their knowledge, as well as provide networking opportunities which will help in securing a coaching position.
The objectives of the program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women's basketball, increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduce female basketball players to coaches and administrators, raise awareness of the existing talent pool of female basketball players who have a passion and interest in coaching the game of women's basketball.
Beck, the Falcons' team captain and lone senior this season, has already applied to serve as an assistant coach at the Academy Prep School next year.
"I'm pretty excited about this opportunity," said Beck. "Not only do I get to receive great training about coaching from a high and respected organization, I get to watch the Final Four. This great opportunity will only benefit and also prepare me for what I will hopefully be doing next year."