How do your children feel about having women coaches?
My daughter found she got along better with men coaches, but that was just a personality thing. My son never had a female coach. And my oldest daughter was fine with either a man or a woman coach.
For us, it wasn’t so much about the gender as it was about the style and the personality of each coach.
Women Coaches: Have we Made Progress?
This summer marked the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. This legislation opened the door for millions of girls to participate in scholastic sports. Perhaps many thought that since more females were playing sports, more of them would end up coaching.
However, according to the National Alliance for Youth Sports, the numbers of women coaching in youth sports is at 20%, while at scholastic and college level it’s less than 50%.
The problem lies in the fact that many believe women are incapable of effectively coaching males at any level because they will struggle getting players to respect them. In fact, less than 3% of men’s or boys’ teams have a female head coach.
Have you ever wondered why this is true?
Perhaps it’s the fact that many–as moms who may/may not work outside the home, and who may/may not manage the home–simply don’t have the time. Yet there are some women who manage to make it work.
Let’s take a look at the facts of why women would make good youth sports coaches: Continue Reading.
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