National Coaching Symposium

November 27-28, 2018

Coconut Grove, Florida

The National Coaching Symposium is two days of workshops and hands-on sessions with some of the leading sailing coaches in the country. The event will feature members of the US Sailing Team coaching staff and include topics such as team management, performance technology, and athlete development.

If you're a coach who's looking to hear the latest ideas, compare notes with the nation’s best, and pursue professional development, then you need to be attend this event. Registration includes coffee and lunch both days of the event.


Download the Draft Agenda


Solving the Excellence Equation - Helping Athletes Develop Peak Performance Every Day

With Reed Maltbie, Chief Content Officer /Lead Presenter, Changing the Game Project

When: Monday, November 26th, 1:00-5:00 PM
Where: Coral Reef Yacht Club
Cost: $50.00

Register Here (Same link as main event registration)


In this groundbreaking new workshop, Coach Reed will help you define and then solve the various factors in the Excellence Equation of human performance. The Excellence Equation is made up of increasing the likelihood of coaches meeting of 3 key basic human needs of all athletes while reducing one of the biggest obstacles to achieving peak performance.

Coach Reed will draw from brain science, psychology, child development, motivation theory, quality coaching, and educational theory to show that each athlete has the ability to achieve his or her own level of excellence each and every day if we can unlock the performance factors in the brain, heart, and body while eliminating the primitive brain functions that cause fear and doubt and prohibit performance. Performance, after all, initially happens in the brain. Coaches must understand how to effectively draw forth knowledge and skill from the source before they can begin to create physical performance. Train the brain and the body and heart will follow.

This hands-on, interactive workshop will walk you through all the vital factors and help you develop real-world, immediately applicable action steps for creating the very best performance environment for your athletes.

You will walk away with a better understanding of the science behind human performance, the traits and values that drive the greatest athletes of all time, and the skills to solve the equation and unlock excellence. From communication, to coaching cues, to environmental factors, and even cultural behaviors you will have the tools to solve the Excellence Equation in even the most elite athletes.


James Lyne

Head Coach, American Magic

James is the Head Coach of New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America's Cup. He is a 13-time World Champion in the TP52, Maxi 72, Farr 40, Melges 24, and the Melges 20. James has served as coach for QUANTUM RACING in the TP52 Super Series and BELLA MENTE on the Maxi 72 circuit. He was also a US Sailing coach at the Beijing 2008 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games for the Finn and Yngling events.

Read a Sailing World interview with James Lyne on "Coaching the Upper Echelon."


Nadine Dubina

Coach Development Manager, United States Olympic Committee

Nadine Dubina is the Manager of Coach Development for the United States Olympic Committee. Nadine blends her passion for coaching with an experiential learning facilitation style to create coach development workshops, courses, and presentations that are unique, practical and purposeful. Nadine believes in and collaborated on creating the 6 guiding principles of the USOC’s Quality Coaching Framework and uses this as the basis for all of her coaching work. She has an ongoing role in the USOC’s National Team Coach Leadership Education Program (NTCLEP), Coach Accelerator Program (CAP) and International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program (ICECP). Nadine earned an M.A. in Sport Psychology and is currently pursuing her Ed.D in Coaching and Teaching Studies. She was a competitive gymnast and has coached and judged gymnastics at various levels for 10 years.


Amanda Callahan

Assist. Director of Athletics &
Head Sailing Coach
Roger Williams University

Caleb Paine

Bronze Medalist-Finn Class
2016 Olympic Games

Chris Bedford

Chief Meteorologist
Sailing Weather Service

Dave Perry

Member, Board of Directors
US Sailing

Fred Strammer

Co-Owner & Athlete Coordinator
Sailing Performance Training

Grant Spanhake

GS Yachting

John Pearce

Youth Director
US Sailing

Lillian Myers


Luther Carpenter

Senior Coach
US Sailing Team

Malcolm Page

Chief of Olympic Sailing
US Sailing Team

Mike Ingham

One Design Expert
North Sails

Mike Kuschner

Co-Owner & Head Coach
Sailing Performance Training

Molly Vandemoer

Director & Head Coach
Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation

Reed Maltbie

Chief Content Officer / Lead Presenter
Changing The Game Project

Rosie Chapman

Program Director & Head Coach
Gulf Coast Youth Sailing Association

Magnus Liljedahl

Team Paradise


Two hotels are currently offering group rates for the National Coaching Symposium:


Sailing Team Travel has arranged for special rates at the Mutiny Hotel for the ODP Thanksgiving Clinic and the Coaching Symposium.

$179 per night, plus tax One Bedroom Superior Suite with King or Queen bed and a Queen sleeper sofa.
$279 Two Bedroom Superior Suite with 2 bathrooms, 2 King beds, and a Queen sleeper sofa.

Amenities: Full kitchen & laundry facilities in apartment, free wi-fi access, fitness center, beautiful pool, restaurant and bar facilities, valet parking. The MUTINY is a luxury apartment and located on BAYSHORE DRIVE.

Parking: Valet parking is available at $28 per day with unlimited in/out privileges.
Cancellations: Reservations must be cancelled at least 15 days prior to check-in to avoid a penalty of one night room and tax

To book rates, please email Elizabeth at:

The Mayfair at Coconut Grove

Soak up the style and tranquility of the luxurious The Mayfair At Coconut Grove. Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, this artistic masterpiece blends design elements from Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America, to pamper guests in an atmosphere that is both intimate and indulgent.

$159 per night Mayfair Suite-King
$159 per night Mayfair Suite-Double

Book your room online now


Event Archive