Trevecca Nazarene University Head Coach Jayme Crowley knows that to succeed during season, players need to commit themselves to improving in the off-season. She uses an accountability system—the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC) challenge—to help players beat other programs before ever stepping on the court.
The system involves the nine components: team building, nutrition, sit-ups, star agility, letter of recommendation, half-mile run, six-four-six shuffle and sprint, stair run, 9-18 challenge and reading. Each component has a different standard or expectation for completion.
A player must pass the minimum number of challenges to play, compete and travel. If a player passes all challenges, they get four rewards—examples of which include extra food on away trips or a getting out of one early-morning workout.