Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance; May/Jun 2001; 72, 5; ProQuest, pg. 30
Mentoring connections between coaches and female athletes
Nancy L. Lough
More and more women are securing leading positions in business, politics and education, yet the number of women who have achieved the position of head coach lags in comparison to the increase in participation opportunities of female athletes. Why do women who aspire to become leaders in sport continue to face a struggle? Could the connection needed to encourage young women to coach be established through mentoring by veteran coaches? This article will examine the role that mentoring could have in helping female athletes become leaders in their sport through coaching.
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