The She Can Coach campaign encourages more coaching opportunities for women.
Just this past week, the New York Jets hired their first female coach. A few years ago, the Arizona Cardinals trail-blazed the path by hiring Dr. Jen Welter, the first ever female training camp intern. The San Antonio Spurs, always one of the most visionary teams in professional sports, have the first ever full-time female assistant coach. She also just happened to have coached the summer league team to the championship.
Unfortunately, there is a serious lack of female coaches and role models. As a result, Up2Us Sports is launching She Can Coach, a fundraising and awareness campaign. Up2Us is an organization “dedicated to transforming the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable youth by hiring and training coaches who will inspire their success on and off the field.”
According to the organization’s blog, She Can Coach is “focused on the importance of growing opportunities for women to coach and ensuring young girls in vulnerable communities have great female role models in their lives.” Research shows that girls drop out of youth sports at a higher rate than boys due to the correlation of not having a same-sex role model. Thus, it’s necessary to have more female coaches and role models at the highest levels so that we provide women with the greatest path to success.
The organization has already placed over 2,000 coach-mentors in at-risk communities. The money raised in this campaign will:
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