The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) is providing voter education, registration, turnout, and advocacy tools and resources to support the engagement of college athletics in the democratic process. Within this resource hub, we encourage college coaches to engage in the following capacities:
Follow the drop down menu options below for each of these items.
For more information about athletic conference challenges organized by ALL IN, visit here.
Go to the ALL IN, NABC, and WBCA Coaches’ Task Force website to find local and national partners that can help support planning and implementation of democratic engagement on your campus and, in some cases, provide additional resources. The Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) coalition has also put together this list of resources.
Core team of coaches who work alongside ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and serve as a resource for fellow coaches. Will require an hour of training in July and will begin supporting coaches in your state/region in August. Information about being a Coaches’ Task Force member for 2022 will be available soon.
The Coaches’ Voter Registration and Engagement Pledge for the 2022 Midterm Election is to support nonpartisan voter engagement efforts with your student-athletes who are eligible to vote. Coaches who sign this pledge will receive the playbook and resources, regional Task Force contact information and guidance on connecting with the civic engagement office on your campus.
In August 2020, the Coaches’ Voter Engagement Task Force released the first Coaches’ Voter Engagement Playbook to support the engagement of student athletes in the democratic engagement process. This tool has evolved to support the needs of athletic coaches for the 2022 election season.
The 2022 Coaches Playbook was released in February 2022.
Sign up for the ALL INsider to receive the playbook and other resources. This is a great option for individuals who are interested in learning about and supporting student voter engagement but not ready to make the Coaches; Voter Engagement Pledge or to serve on the Coaches’ Voter Engagement Task Force, at this time.Begin receiving the ALL INsider newsletter by completing this form and clicking “Subscribe to List” at the bottom of the form.
Any questions about the Coaches’ Voter Engagement Resources (task force, playbook or process) can be directed to NABC volunteers Eric Reveno of Oregon State ([email protected]), Joe Kennedy of the College of Holy Cross ([email protected]) or Mike Burns of Boise State University ([email protected]), WBCA volunteers Gene Hill of Georgia State University ([email protected]) and Charmin Smith of University of California, Berkeley ([email protected]) and Stephanie King, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at ALL IN ([email protected]).
This initiative is a product of the NABC Committee on Racial Reconciliation and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.