UW Center for Leadership in Athletics

ACCEL Sports Coaching Certificate

ACCEL is a hands-on program for coaches of all sports and levels. This certificate is designed to give sport coaches the tools to help athletes perform their best, with a focus on holistic well-being and growth.

The ACCEL program is derived from research findings from the Center’s Ambitious Coaching Project, our nationally recognized graduate program, and years of conducting training for local and national youth sport organizations.

The next offering of ACCEL will take place on March 11, 2023.  For more information and to register click here!



  • Role of a coach as a leader, educator, and teacher
  • Athlete-centered approach to social-emotional skill-building and leadership development
  • Relationship-building and creating a positive team culture
  • Effective communication skills for maximizing impact
  • Physical training, planning for a season, and long-term athlete development
  • High-quality instructional delivery and feedback
  • Working effectively with parents, athletes, and other coaches



The ACCEL certificate is a one day experience on the UW campus with our experienced training team. After active engagement in the full day workshop, coaches walk away with an ACCEL Sport Coaching Certificate from the UW Center for Leadership in Athletics. This is a non-credit-bearing certificate.

Registration cost is tiered between $25 and $200. Please pay what you or your organization is able to.

Have Questions? Contact us at uwcla@uw.edu