Keeping Girls in Sport
The Need :
Studies have repeatedly shown that during adolescence, girls drop out of sport at a significantly higher rate than boys. According to the Rally Report, 1 in 3 girls drop out of sport during adolescence compared to just 1 in 10 boys.
The Solution :
In this e-learning module, coaches and activity leaders will build their understanding of how to:
- address common motivators and barriers for girls in sport;
- navigate the ways girls and boys experience sport environments differently throughout their development stages;
- foster positive sport environments for girls; and,
- ultimately keep girls engaged in sport.
The Impact :
Described by participants as thought-provoking and insightful, this module will help sport leaders create safe, fun and respectful environments that will lead to girls staying in sport and physical activity.’
“Keeping Girls in Sport is a valuable resource for all coaches and teaches them how to create safe and respectful environments, which will ultimately help girls become strong leaders themselves.”Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO, Coaching Association of Canada
“Can I recommend this program for anyone coaching girls? I did it about two years ago and it was informative and really has had an effect on my coaching style.”Eric Bernard
Keeping Girls in Sport was developed by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities in partnership with Canadian Women & Sport and the Coaching Association of Canada.