Resources for Women in Coaching

Although Title IX has done wonders for women and girls in sport, the percentage of female teams that are coached by women has decreased sharply since the 1970’s.

Facebook Communities

Passing the Baton

This is a group for women who coach track and field and cross country at all levels. In addition to monthly interviews with female coaches, there are selections of recommended TED talks, research, etc. You can also find follow-up resources from the USTFCCCA convention’s female coaching-specific session.

Womens Running Coaches Collective

Women’s Running Collective exists to support, unite, inform, inspire and empower (elevate) women coaches.

Professional Organizations

For a more complete list and descriptions of organizations, please visit our Coaching Conventions and Organizations page

WeCOACH (formerly Alliance of Women Coaches)

Serves women coaches of all sports on all levels. Provides support, resources, and events and programs, including the NCAA Women Coaches Academy, regional workshops, and video chats.

Women Leaders in College Sports

For women who are interested in athletic administration.

Other Resources for Women in Coaching courtesy of the USTFCCCA

Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport

Research Center at the University of Minnesota lead by Dr. Nicole LaVoi. Publishes an annual report card for NCAA institutions on the representation of women head coaches of women’s teams.

Positive Coaching Alliance

Resources for coaches, parents, athletes, administrators, and officials.

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)

Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA)

Women’s Sports Foundation