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  2. 2. CODE OF CONDUCT & ETHICAL STANDARDS Respect – Care for and respect ourselves, our opponents, our community and everyone’s time Responsibility – Willingly accept all that is asked of us and demand maximum effort in execution Role Model – For our institution, community and our country Accountability – Hold ourselves to a standard of excellence we will continuously strive for Achievement – Wins on the playing floor, in the classroom and the community attention/awareness – pay attention at all times to the world and people around us and always be self-aware Morality – Honesty and integrity in all communication and actions while complying with all laws, rules, policies and regulations Service – Truly understand the meaning and power of giving to others Stewardship – Conduct the program in a non-wasteful manner and maximize all resources
  3. 3. PHILOSOPHY The first recollection I have about my desire to be a coach was in high school when I was struggling with my swing as a sophomore on the varsity baseball team. I asked my coach to stay after practice to help me work it out. He refused the request because, ―he had more important things to do.‖ I have never forgotten that day and resolved to be a much better leader of young people when it was my turn. Our role as coaches is to develop young people into successful citizens in the world. We have a huge advantage over most academic fields because we have the ability to put our theories of development into immediate action. The young people we mentor on and off the basketball court have multiple forums to display the skills we help provide. Their athletic prowess is showcased on the playing floor, their ability to speak to groups is on display during summer camps, speaking engagements and media interviews and their up-beat and positive personalities are in full effect upon the arrival to any and every community service event. To arrive at these ends there must be a method to bring all of these outcomes together. The methods I will use come from a few different areas of influence. The areas begin with my upbringing on a family dairy farm, continue with the good and bad experiences as a high school athlete, revolve around the teachings of the legendary Pat Summitt while I was in college and culminate with what I have experienced through 15 years coaching in Division I. BUILDING A PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE "We will be relentless in our pursuit for perfection. We won't ever be perfect - but in the process we will achieve greatness." - Vince Lombardi 1. HARD WORK – embrace the struggle and the daily repetition to achieve perfection of skill 2. DISCIPLINE – to do what is asked, even when the task is difficult or mundane at 100% effort 3. MENTAL EFFORT - no going through the motions – always be mentally engaged 4. COMMITMENT – you must care about the people you are working with & the goals of the team 5. DESIRE – to be the best in all that you do (court, classroom & personally) 6. HUMBLE – no one is bigger or better than the team, program, athletic department or university 7. ATTITUDE – positive and aggressive – ―Make Plays‖ everywhere you go
  4. 4. I will get the most out of every player on the team by assisting them in embracing the ideals that build excellence. I believe that these qualities, if used in each phase of their lives, will develop young people into productive citizens in the world. The backbone to any program is the talent and skill level of the student-athletes within the team. The major component of what we are here to do is build the program of development on and off the court. That development must always begin with HARD WORK. Winning is not easy, because if it was, everyone would do it. The embrace of hard work and physical effort on the basketball court, training field and weight room will define a quarter of the success of the team. The continuous MENTAL EFFORT in film sessions, team meetings and skill sessions will define another quarter of the team’s success. The ability to stay HUMBLE and the COMMITMENT to being DISCIPLINED in our work ethic will allow us to have success on the court. We must have the same DESIRE to be great in all that we do. The success of the program hinges on our ability to be successful students as well. Another quarter of our success will revolve around the hard work, mental effort and discipline to be great students every day. Our ATTITUDE must be one of positivity toward our academics to allow us to flourish in the classroom environment to be the best student and athlete we can be! The final quarter of our successful program will be our COMMITMENT to serving our community. There is no person that can truly appreciate what they have until they have the opportunity to serve another in some way. Our service will be a backbone to our outreach to the community. The HEAD COACH is the leader of the entire program and must be responsible for implementing the plan of development. I will be a courageous leader and a disciplined leader to make sure all of the ideals of the university are instituted along the women’s basketball team’s road of development. Great leaders equip their team. They must give them: 1. CARE (Communicate – Affirmation – Recognition – Example) 2. Work on their weaknesses and strengths 3. Give them myself (Time – Energy – Focus) 4. Give them ownership of the team (Atmosphere – Responsibility – Training – Support – Tools) 5. Make clear and defined expectations 6. Eliminate unnecessary burdens 7. Awareness of the pulse and emotional state of the team and respond accordingly
  5. 5. PLAYER DEVELOPMENT The foundation of the program will be built around discipline and hard work. We will teach the team how to play within the team concept. Making good decisions on and off the court is essential. Our duty is to teach them not only about the game of basketball, but about the game of life. We will embrace high expectations, while recognizing & recruiting the type of student-athlete who will succeed academically and athletically. SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE Building self-esteem is one of the most powerful motivating tools. Players play best when they feel good about themselves. When they feel good about themselves they feel more confident. It is a key determinant of performance. To help build self-esteem, I will do the following:  Make players feel important  Be positive and Encouraging ―Make A Play‖  Give individual attention  Be aware of my own behavior  Temper my reactions to mistakes  Recognize my player’s strengths  Constructively criticize periodically  Accept players for who they are  Make players feel they belong  Make players feel they are respected  Believe in my players  Develop an individual relationship with each player  Spend time with the team on their turf (Monday morning breakfast in on-campus dining)  Collect input and opinions of each player
  6. 6. ACADEMICS The discipline I bring to my team will be also applied not only on the court, but in the classroom. Graduation, growth, and personal development are essential. My belief is to recruit young women who are committed to both academics and athletic excellence. We will attract players who are intelligent and who have a burning desire to be successful. This consists of being on time to all classes. I will have a no miss policy. You miss a class, you miss the next game. The only exceptions will be team travel, or sickness. They will then need to notify myself or one of the assistants immediately, notify our academic advisor, and follow up with their professor. The student-athlete will sit in the first three rows of the class, unless assigned seating. They will introduce themselves to their professors on the first day of classes. They will also have a letter with the dates they will miss due to team travel. You never get a second chance to make a great first impression. The student-athlete will be attentive and non-disruptive to the class. They will make it a habit to schedule appointments and meet with their professors. COMMUNICATION The Game Plan should always be communicated in assisting the development of the team. Communication is a two-way street. It is both talking and listening. I will listen not only with my ears, but I will be attuned to non-verbal communication. In communication with players I will be: • Approachable • Ask players questions and encourage them to ask and make suggestions • I will show them that I care by being empathetic, by listening, and by giving individual attention BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS Collaboration is essential amongst teammates. They will have to see each other as collaborators, not just competitors. Completing one another is just as important as competing with one another. Teammates’ attitudes towards one another will be supportive. They will learn to trust each other, which will enable them to treat each other as family. They will focus on the team and not themselves. The result is to create great victories through multiplication. Collaboration will have a multiplying effect on everything we do and on everyone on the team. We will HELP each other: H - Huddle your team up to begin and end all workouts! E - Encourage each other consistently from beginning to end! L - Lend a Hand & High-5, clap, chest bump—show you care! P - Praise your teammates’ accomplishments—get excited!
  7. 7. TEACHING FUNDAMENTALS AND VALUES I have a burning passion for coaching and teaching. You must have a desire to do each to be a success. I love working with players on the court, in film sessions and off the court, discussing academics and life skills. I love practices and motivating players to break through barriers. Bringing the team together as a family is a big priority and a constant effort. My excitement for the game and promoting it is endless. It will show in my enthusiasm, my work ethic, and my attitude. The best way I can teach life values is by being a great role model. I will positively reinforce good behavior and discipline student-athletes when it is needed. There will be bumps along the road, but in our road to success we will work hard and emphasize perseverance. TEACHING STYLE Coaching basketball is teaching... teaching not only fundamentals, how to play the game, and team skills, but also life skills. 1. You must have a passion for the game. An enthusiastic attitude will spill over to the players . 2. You must value all the players on the team. Make the 15th player on the squad feel as important as your star player. Consistent treatment of all players is key. 3. You must be well-prepared for practices and games. 4. You must encourage players & be positive. 5. Give the team a role model of hard work & discipline – live the development program. 6. Learn the best way to communicate with each individual player to achieve maximum results. 7. Build positive memories through positive experiences. This is all very important in developing team spirit and chemistry. I have two major theories of teaching 1. Whole – Part – Whole (Used more to show concepts or a whole play or scheme) a. Show a whole zone defense, then break it down into pieces, then practice it whole 2. Process Oriented (Used more for skill development or multiple layer play or defense) a. Begin with a skill & expand on that skill through repetition
  8. 8. PRACTICE GREAT PRACTICE COACH Organization, organization, organization. All drills will be well planned with a time frame set for each drill. The court is our classroom, so creating a great learning environment allows the players to succeed. I will run great practices, have a high standard, and our staff will be excellent teachers. I am a firm believer that the way a team practices, is the way a team plays. Practices will be up-tempo to simulate the way we will play during games. We will be efficient with our time and we will always include skill development into the sessions. My Practice Goals: 1. Teach fundamentals and skills 2. Establish a team system on offense and defense 3. Get and keep players in shape 4. Make practices fun and enjoyable 5. Train players to concentrate in practice exactly as they would in a game 6. Create mental and physical discipline in practice 7. Establish a positive atmosphere to build confidence 8. Have specific goals for the team – skill development, strategy
  9. 9. OFFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY The primary goal on offense is to play "team basketball." To me, team basketball is about not forcing shots, making the extra pass, and attacking the basket. Time and possession are elements of the game we will stress. We will stress ball sureness, catch-and-face, shot fakes, pass fakes, playing off the elbows and top of key with dribble penetration, draw-and-kick action, wise shot selection, crashing the boards, and getting offensive rebounds. We will utilize personnel as effectively as possible.  Encourage team play and achieve results through cooperation and unselfish effort by all  Fast break at every opportunity (unless utilizing clock)  Concentrate on the high percentage shot with good offensive rebounding coverage  Use multiple offenses with a major emphasis on a freelance offense, with rules  Some set offenses that utilizes talents of personnel  Eliminate the element of surprise by thoroughly preparing team to meet all possible defenses OFFENSIVE CHECKLIST Fast-Break Offense – The fast-break offense begins with a successful free-throw, successful shot, defensive rebound, or an interception. We will create great spacing at the beginning of the break, transition from defense to offense, attacking the basket, then transition into our five different Secondary Breaks in the scoring area and if have no shot, transition into the Half Court Offense. Full-Court Press Offense – We will welcome full-court pressure and use our spacing to spread out the defense and attack with the pass. We will attack all full-court pressure with an emphasis on beating it to score. From this scoring area you can score or go immediately into the secondary attack. Offensive Rebounding – For emphasis, offensive rebounding is listed separately on our checklist, although it is an important part of every offensive attack. Out-of-bounds Situations – You must spend time to ensure possession of the ball in bounds from any point on the court. The situation will dictate whether we look to score or just get the ball inbounds. Foul-Shot Situations – Our first goal is for the foul shooter to believe she is going to make the shot and for the other four players to think she is going to miss it, working very hard to attack the offensive rebound. Secondly, we want to set up our press defenses. Last-Minute Situations – This category is used to cover every possible occurrence related to the unusual or to the clock. Unique situations usually come about late in a very close game. This part of the offensive checklist is vitally important since, obviously, many games are won, or lost, during the closing minutes.
  10. 10. POSITIONS & CHARACTERISTICS #1 –Point Guard- This player is generally the most capable ball handler and dribbler. She is a direct extension of the coaching staff and with the proper training should be able to direct the offense during the game without direction from the coach. #2 – Combo Guard- This player must be able to handle and be a capable shooter and scorer. She will have point guard responsibilities to provide a faster transition game. #3 – Wing – This player and #2 have similar roles. #3 is generally bigger than #2 and smaller than #4. I would like my #3 player to be a rebounding guard that can handle the ball. #4 –Forward– This player is usually quicker and smaller than #5. I would like my #4 man to have 3- point range and be a solid ball handler and rebounder. #5 –Center–This player is to sprint the floor, post up at the low post on ball side, seal any player in that area on her back, and call for the ball. I would also like this player to have similar skills to the #4. Offense is about confidence in your game. Confidence is gained by practice and skill development. I am a huge proponent of individual skill work and making sure each player understands their role and their abilities. The role they play within our team has a lot to do with their individual skills. Our skill development programs will enhance the skills they already possess and improve skills that are deficient. “MAKE A PLAY” This concept is about instilling confidence in players. We can not always tell a player what to do within the speed and context of a game, so I will encourage our players to take their knowledge and skill to ―MAKE A PLAY‖. This will promote the freedom and confidence necessary to be a successful offensive team. Shot selection is the single most important factor in the development of successful offensive play. I believe a poor shot is just as bad as a turnover. Basketball is not an equal opportunity game. Shot selection will vary from player to player, from possession to possession, according to each player's ability to shoot the basketball. I will establish value in every position and role each player will play.
  11. 11. DEFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY FULL COURT DEFENSE Transition Defense  Safety (cover the rim)  Pirate (pick-up the basketball to slow it up while getting it to one side)  Everyone else sprint back to the ball side Zone Presses  1-2-1-1 to pressure or delay and disrupt  2-1-2 to pressure or delay and disrupt  2-2-1 to delay and disrupt Man Presses  Run & Jump and Run & Trap  Face-Guard with an interceptor HALF COURT DEFENSE Man to Man Defense 1. Ball Pressure in the face of the opponent with active hands and verbal cues 2. Low stance with active feet attempting to keep the ball out of the middle of the floor 3. Deny passes to the wings, making the offense play further from the basket 4. Deny passes to the low post to keep the ball away from the basket 5. When your player does not have the ball be in denial position or help-side position 6. Be physical, be aggressive, communicate, help your teammates Match-Up Zone Defense 1. Ball Pressure in the face of the opponent with active hands and verbal cues 2. Low stance with active feet attempting to keep the ball out of the middle of the floor 3. Front the low post to keep the ball out of the paint 4. Trap the ball in the corner and short corner 5. Mix in traps on the wings and the top of the floor 6. Switch from man to zone or zone to man within a possession 7. Be physical, be aggressive, communicate, help your teammates
  12. 12. DEFENSIVE CONCEPTS COOPERATE AND COMMUNICATE WITH TEAMMATES  Maximum effort at all times  Communication eliminates confusion  We will call all action, deny, help, screen, ball, etc.  Force the opposing dribbler in a predetermined direction  See both the designated opponent and the ball  Be prepared to pick up opponents who are free coming off a screen or a backdoor cut  Sprint to the help line to prevent easy reception in the paint area when you are on the weak-side of the floor  Be vocal  Get back on defense quickly  Be alert to double team opponents  Be mentally and physically alert to avert any opponent's scoring opportunities  Get inside rebound position on every shot by the opposing team  Know your opponent's strengths and weaknesses and play her accordingly  Intercept or deflect if possible  Finish all defensive sequences with a box-out and a rebound
  13. 13. TEAM CONCEPT ABILITIES, ATTITUDES, RESULTS I will implement the concept of "team", rather than the individual. A cooperative team spirit must be cultivated both on and off the court. A team whose players come to understand that they are part of something more important and bigger than their individual considerations, and become unselfish in their thinking, will achieve more and will obtain more satisfaction from the overall experience. A team must arrive at the notion of a singleness of purpose and a dedication to the course. The idea of "do not let your family down" is a good one. BELIEF IN THE SYSTEM I must get everyone onboard and believe in our system and our style of basketball. Players and assistants must be totally dedicated and believe in what we are doing. We must instruct, explain, and diagram what we are trying to do. Players must be confident that (all other things being equal) if they practice hard, prepare, and play hard, they deserve to win. We must incorporate the feeling that we have out prepared, outworked, and will outplay our opponents. WINNING EFFORT Players feel the pressure of having to win an important game. Rather than focusing on the "win", I will shift the focus to each player having fun and giving a "winning effort". If each player plays and competes as hard as she can, then the winning and losing is less worrisome. There is no shame in losing to a better opponent if you have played as hard as you can. Winning effort also goes back to work ethic and competing as hard as you can in practice every day. Players make each other better by competing hard in practice. If your team does not compete hard in practice, it's unlikely that any pre-game motivational speech will get them to play any harder. Further, we stress that "having fun" is competing as hard as you can. The most enjoyment and satisfaction occurs when you have given all you can against a worthy opponent. TEAM CONCEPT & CHARACTERISTICS OF TEAM WINNING EFFORT  High Trust  Teamwork  Maximum Effort  Commitment to Excellence
  14. 14. GOALS TEAM GOALS 1. 100% Graduation Rate The responsibility of every coach is to make sure each student-athlete that comes through their program graduates in four years or as close to four years as possible. Playing basketball is not something anyone can do forever, so there must be a life plan beyond basketball. The life plan must be bolstered with a foundation of education which is provided through the basketball experience. The basketball will stop bouncing at some point and it is our responsibility as coaches to do our very best to assist these young women with getting their college degrees. We will be dedicated to this end and look forward to continuing the excellent academic reputation of the program. 2. We want to create a tremendous legacy in women’s basketball It’s not just about achieving success on the court, but also off. It’s about what we will do away from the game. It’s about what we can do for the lives of our players and all those who we impact. That is what leaves a great impression. We will not only prepare them for the game of basketball, but prepare them for the game of life. 3. Championships We will play with heart, desire, and toughness. We will play hard, we will play smart, and we will play together in pursuit of championships. 4. Perennial Post Season participant We will have fun as we learn to embrace the struggle of winning each and every day. 5. Game, Team and Individual There will be game goals both offensively and defensively. Individual player goals might be developing a post player's moves and strength, or a guard's dribbling, ball-handling, and shooting. Personal character goals are even more important including, developing priorities, commitment, work ethic, trust and loyalty.
  15. 15. COACHING STAFF Recruiting Coordinator  Establish database of prospects  Coordinate schedules & prospects list for events  Establish a system of mail-outs to all prospects, parents and coaches  Schedule & execute on-campus visits  Academic mentor to current student-athletes  Position work and film sessions Assistant Coach  Academic mentor to current student-athletes  Assist RC in all capacities  Day-to-day coaching of guards  Position work and film sessions Assistant Coach  Academic mentor to current student-athletes  Assist RC in all capacities  Day-to-day coaching of posts  Position work and film sessions Director of Operations  Coordinate team travel  Coordinate equipment  Camp planning and programming  Coordinate community service activities  Assist with marketing efforts  Enlist and schedule male practice players Graduate Assistant  Assume video coordinator duties  Coordinate film exchange  Manage and direct team managers
  16. 16. MANAGEMENT OF STAFF MANAGEMENT I am a lead by example and a lead by communication type of person. I will work harder than anyone else on my staff to make the program successful. I expect to receive maximum effort from all of my staff members. Pat Summitt has always said, ―You win with people,‖ and I whole-heartedly agree. The people that will make up my staff will work hard, work smart and work together. I will assign projects to each coach with the expectation that they will be finished by the assigned date and time. We must be accountable for our actions and assignments the same way we will ask our team to be accountable. We will also follow many of the same rules and policies we will put forth to the team, regarding cell phone use, social media, etc. I will hire people of high moral character that are willing to go the extra mile to help the program obtain excellence. Communication between staff members is the backbone of successful management. Everyone must know the responsibilities of themselves and their co-workers. These responsibilities my overlap and that will foster greater collaboration within our staff. We will meet to discuss all the happenings on and off the court with our team. We will also meet frequently to discuss the lifeblood of the program, which is recruiting. It is paramount to our success as recruiters that we have great communication between our staff , our administration and our prospects. COMMUNICATION  Clear and defined roles and responsibilities for each staff member  Daily staff meetings to plan practice and discuss player skill development  Bi-weekly meetings to discuss and plan recruiting  Weekly meetings to discuss academic progress and community service activities AVAILABLILITY  Head Coach and staff available for marketing, fundraising and community events  Head Coach and staff will be available for all speaking engagements FUNDRAISING  Head Coach and staff will plan and execute events
  17. 17. DISCIPLINE SET RULES AND MAINTAIN DISCIPLINE I will be prepared to handle these things in a fair manner. During our first team meeting we will go over team rules and I will encourage their feedback. We will then sign off on the agreed rules and disciplinary action. If disciplinary action is needed, I will not make a hasty decision or comment until I first find out all of the details of what happened, the university’s policy, and get the advice of my athletic director before making a decision. I must consider the long-term impact the decision will have on the individual(s), the team, the program, the school, and the community. Discipline also means doing the right thing and doing everything for the betterment of the team. In practice, this means doing every drill the right way, every time. 1. Do what has to be done 2. When it has to be done 3. As well as it can be done 4. And do it that way all the time TEAM POLICIES I HAVE READ AND I UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE TEAM POLICIES WHICH I MUST FOLLOW IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY AT VCU. 1. ON TIME I will be on time for all scheduled events. Classes, practice, team meetings, rehab, weights, study hall, tutor sessions, etc. 2. NO MISS AND UP FRONT I will attend ALL classes and sit in the front three rows. Also, I will attend all assigned functions such as study hall, practice, tutor sessions, rehab, banquets, team meetings, etc. If I am sick or for any reason cannot attend a class, I will contact my academic advisor and a coach prior to the start of class. 3. ACADEMIC Study Hall – If an incoming freshman has attended summer school, they will be evaluated and placed in either Objective Based Study Hall or a mandatory hours of Study Hall. If an incoming freshman does not attend summer school, they will be assigned to mandatory hours of Study Hall. Any student- athlete below a 2.5 cumulative GPA will either be in Objective Based Study Hall or mandatory hours of Study Hall per week. Others may have hours required as determined by the Academic Advisor and Head Coach based on their progress reports. Study Hall credit may be given for tutoring outside of study hall with the Academic Advisors or Coach’s permission.
  18. 18. 4. HOUSING AND CURFEW Freshmen/Sophomores – Must live on campus Juniors/Seniors – Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and Head Coach’s permission to live off campus. Prior to the start of our season, we will establish our curfew as 12:00 midnight Sunday – Thursday. Weekend curfew will be determined by the basketball schedule. 5. DRESSING ROOM AND EQUIPMENT ROOM Lock up all valuables during practices and games or assume the cost of any loses. Turn in practice gear immediately following practices or weight workouts. Turn in uniforms immediately following games and media obligations. Each individual must shower at the Locker Room after each practice and game. No food or drinks are allowed in the Team Room, the actual Locker area or the Manager’s office. The drinks are for you use, but not for you to take home, please abide by this policy. No one is to give out the code to the Locker Room to our practice players or friends and family. Take pride in keeping your locker room neat and clean. 6. CELL PHONE Cell phones or electronic devices will not be allowed by players or managers, at team meetings, in team settings, after curfew, in the Training Room, Weight Room and the Academic Facility. Cell phones and other electronic devices used primarily for communication will be collected the night before games during road trips and returned after the completion of the game. 7. LOYALTY I will be loyal to my teammates, staff and the program. I will not talk about team matters to other athletes, friends, parents, media or anyone else. Remember…we are family…and we protect our family. 8. HONESTY I will be honest with all staff members, players, my family, and administration, especially regarding my academics. 9. DRUG/ALCOHOL/TOBACCO Drinking – In any state, anyone under the age of 21 is prohibited from the purchase, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Consumption or possession of alcohol on campus, on athletic road trips and with recruits is prohibited. No drinking during the season. Drugs – Each player will be tested for drugs in the Fall and a random check may result from time to time. Result may be dismissal from team and withdrawal of scholarship. Smoking – Use of tobacco products is prohibited. Nutritional Supplements – Must be approved by the Head Athletic Trainer
  19. 19. 10. TRAINING I will: Wear my mouthpiece during all practices and games Wear my ankle braces or tape for all practices and games Attend and complete all assigned rehabs Report as a team to assigned weight lifting time 11. ROLE MODEL REPRESENTATION I will dress like a winner. I realize the image I project will be a reflection on all of us. Tattoos and body piercing are not to be visible anytime you are representing the Institution: practices, games, meetings, study hall, camps, office, etc. Be an example. 12. MEDIA I will not give out my phone number. Interviews will be set by the Sports Information Department. They will occur after practices. I will return phone calls on the same day that I receive them, unless received after 7 pm. I will contact them the following business day. No media interviews in your dorm room or apartment. I will not discuss my injuries or those of my teammates with the media. I will not make any negative comments to the media that could hurt the team, staff, program, or opponent. 13. SOCIAL MEDIA I will not use profane language, post graphic or inappropriate photos, say derogatory statements about the university or any student, professor, coach or staff member associated with the university on any of my social media pages. 14. GAMBLING I will not place a wager of any kind on any athletic event that the NCAA holds a National Championship. I also will not provide any information about my team or any team participating in any NCAA event to anyone who places bets on athletic events.
  20. 20. IMMEDIATE PLAN OF ACTION Establish Relations  Incoming recruits and parents  Current players and parents  Athletic Department  Academic Personnel  Administration Personnel  Athletic Fund  Community Recruiting  Identify current prospects and contact  Reach out to all local AAU and high school coaches  Focus on additional recruits  Develop correspondence strategy  Begin phone calls  Set up Official/Unofficial campus visits  Correspondence to recruits about new coaching staff Evaluate Team  Testing of strength and skill  Establish relations and chemistry  Academic review and plan Women’s Basketball Immediate Needs  Travel  Academic strategy  Play and practice schedule  Uniforms and equipment  Booster club  Marketing and promotion to increase fan base  Media guide