The Athletic Experiences of Ethnically Diverse Girls

Today, girls make up about 37 percent of all high school athletes, and one girl in three participates in sports. Despite these gains, girls’ sports programs still receive a disproportionately smaller share of resources than boys’. Girls’ involvement in school- and community-based athletic programs has grown since the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of…

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Do Female Athletes Prefer Male Coaches

The Women’s Sports Foundation Position It is often heard from male and female athletes that he or she prefers a male coach. Eighty percent of all coaches at the high school and college level are male. Only two percent of the coaches of men’s teams and less than half of the coaches of women’s teams…

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Recruiting Retention and Advancement of Women in Athletics

Women’s Sports Foundation This is a very different time with a very different feeling. There is a tension between men and women in the workplace that has never existed before. There is, according to Susan Faludi in her book, a “backlash” against the invasion of women into the workplace and women who seek equal rights…

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