This weekend, my colleagues and I at the University of Washington’s Center for Leadership in Athletics hosted an event for women coaches. While the initial idea was to provide training for women who had never coached or had little coaching experience, we found the event attracted experienced coaches as well. In calls I received prior to the event, long-time coaches told me how necessary this event was and even though it wasn’t explicitly for them, they wanted to attend to help foster dialogue and build community amongst women coaches. I couldn’t agree more, and that is what led me to envision an event to support, encourage, and motivate more women to go into coaching.
Integrating Youth Sports into our Community’s Vision for Healthy Youth Development