Women in Sport

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If you’re familiar with us at Athlete Assessments, you would know that we’re huge advocates for gender equality and female representation in sport. We’ve compiled our list of articles that highlight some of the amazing women we are fortunate enough to work with, along with articles that highlight gender disparity and present important statistics and facts. You may find our sections for our most recent articles, resources and materials, latest newsletters, or 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson video series valuable too.

Valuable Ways to Support Women Coaches

We’ve asked the question of people who know and have created this live list. We invite you to take the time to read through this incredible list of insights, and even join us in growing this list to be a valuable resource for others. 

Empowering your Team with Purposeful Recruitment

Melissa Phillips, Head Coach of the London City Lionesses on understanding yourself as a coach to provide the foundation for athlete self-awareness, and how she uses DISC to enhance team and individual performance through purposeful recruitment and positioning.

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Winning Ways of Women Coaches

In line with the 50th anniversary of Title IX and reflecting this new era, comes a new book edited by volleyball coaching legend, Dr. Cecile Reynaud, and features 20 esteemed women coaches, representing 15 sports, who each contributed and examined a different coaching topic from their unique viewpoints.

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Building the Bridge Between Coaching and Administration

The benefits of a strong and effective coach-athlete relationship has had the spotlight for some time now due to the intrinsic and positive links it has on performance. What’s interesting is coach-administrator relationships have come under increased scrutiny as research highlights poor athlete outcomes across the spectrum of collegiate and professional sports when these relationships breakdown. However, we’ve now seen that addressing this divide at the educational level is producing results in the real world. So, we spoke to Sara Lopez, Ph.D., Teaching Professor of the University of Washington’s unique Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Master of Education about how.

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Ingredients for Success from Three Successful Mentoring Programs

To determine what the defining factors are of a successful mentoring program, we explore some of the top initiatives from different corners of the world. While ratios, cohorts, sports, and program structures differ within these formalized mentoring programs, what remains consistent are the considerable benefits reaped by all involved.

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Q&A with Sara Lopez, Ph.D., Teaching Professor and Program Director, University of Washington, Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) M.Ed.

We recently interviewed Sara Lopez, Ph.D., Teaching Professor of the University of Washington’s unique Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Master of Education for our article, Building the Bridge Between Coaching and Administration. We couldn’t squeeze all the valuable insights she shared into one article, so we’ve placed them here in an extended Q&A.

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Leadership Learnings from an Award-Winning Lecturer and International Leadership Consultant

Having the capability to lead plays a critical role in this effectiveness, so how do we actually develop leadership across diverse populations, ensuring to include those who may be reticent or hesitant to take on a leadership role? Jacqueline Mueller, a leadership expert renowned for bridging the gap between theory and practice acknowledges there’s no effective ‘cookie-cutter’ approach for teaching leadership, but simply put she says, “I try to invite participants to reflect on themselves and to find a way of leading that works for them.”

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A Powerhouse Panel Presenting a ‘How-To’ for Women’s Coach Education

Success factors, critical inclusions, and applied strategies will be interwoven in a ‘how-to’ presentation on coach education by an international panel of sports’ top women leaders from WeCOACH, The Tucker Center, Athlete Assessments, Japan’s Juntendo University, at the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport in Auckland, New Zealand, from November 14th-17th, 2022.

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