Did you know that 70% of all kids quit organized sports by the age of 13, with girls quitting at 6x the rate of boys?
Alison Foley, Boston College’s Women’s Head Soccer Coach, and Mia Wenjen, parenting blogger at PragmaticMom.com, help coaches — both parent volunteer and professional — crack the code of how to keep girls in sports.
As a mother of two daughters who played a lot of sports, Mia provides personal accounts to illustrate issues discussed throughout the book. Alison, also a mother of a young female athlete, has hands-on advice from coaching young women professionally for more than two decades.
Volunteer parents and experienced coaches alike will find invaluable advice on creating a successful team that motivates girls to stay in sports beyond the middle school years. Twenty-two chapters cover major issues, including how to pick captains, the importance of growth mindset, issues around body image and puberty, as well as the challenges of coaching your own daughter.
In addition, fifteen professional coaches from a range of sports, including former Olympian athletes, give their advice on what girls need from a coach to allow them to flourish in sports, and most importantly, have fun. This is a hands-on manual to help coaches keep girls in sports!
Volunteer Parent Coaches: Free Forms to Get Ready for Fall Season!
To help coaches get ready for a new season, we have FREE forms including:
- Pre-Season Logistics Check Off Form
- Emergency Medical Kit Check Off Form
- Player Code of Conduct Printable Form
- Champions Creed Printable
- Parent Code of Conduct Downloadable Form
- Coach Evaluation Downloadable Form
- Soccer Player Evaluation Downloadable Form
- Softball Player Evaluation Downloadable Form
- Lacrosse Player Evaluation Downloadable Form
- Free Award Certificates. Wise Owl Factory created free editable award certificates for every member of a sports team. Her award certificates are HERE.
p.s. Want to learn more? Two free chapters here. Three additional chapters are here:
If anyone wishes to buy books for their town team or club team, Audrey Press offers volume discounts.
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