Cleveland Regional Workshop
- Wednesday, April 3
- Time:8am-4pm ET
- Location: Cleveland Metropolitan Conference Center
- Networking Happy Hour: 4pm- 5:15pm ET
February 7, 2024 – On National Girls & Women in Sports Day, WeCOACH is proud to announce five recipients of the 2023-24 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Jostens. The prestigious WeCOACH Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to women in sports who succeed at the highest levels in their respective careers, while also displaying an unwavering commitment, pioneering spirit, and trailblazing leadership to empower and pave the way for girls and women in all sports and levels to breakthrough for many generations to come.
January 19, 2024 – WeCOACH is excited to announce Hudl, the global leader in performance analysis technology, as the organization’s first Mission Partner. Through this partnership, Hudl’s generous investment in the WeCOACH mission will have a year-round presence and impact on our growing communit
January 8, 2024 – The WeCOACH Board of Directors announced the addition of three new board members: Dr. Lisa Langston, Penny Lucas-White, and Anthony Thomas, each of whom begin their three-year terms this month.
December 8, 2023 – WeCOACH is pleased to announce a two-year conference-wide membership with the Big Ten Conference. This membership includes all 14 member institutions. The membership will also include new members, including UCLA, USC, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon, when they join the Conference in 2024.
Coinciding with the historic celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, Winning Ways of Women Coaches was released in 2022 from Human Kinetics. In it, a veritable who’s who of women coaches—representing 15 different sports and earning more than 50 national championships and dozens of world and Olympic titles—provide the acumen and inspiration for women to succeed in the coaching profession.
All proceeds benefit WeCOACH. Learn more and buy the book today at the link below.
Why more women coaches are needed:
Prior to Title IX in 1972, over 90% of women’s collegiate sports teams were coached by women.
Over 50 years later, for all three NCAA divisions, that number has decreased to 41% women head coaches of women’s teams. This means only 4 out of 10 NCAA women’s teams are coached by women. And women head coaches lead only 24% of the 20,255 total NCAA men’s & women’s teams.
Only 6% women head coaches lead NCAA men’s teams. Out of 9,291 total NCAA men’s teams head coaching opportunities, only 574 are led by women.
Women of Color head coaches lead 7% of NCAA women’s teams and only 1% of NCAA men’s teams. Out of 20,255 total head coaching opportunities for NCAA men’s & women’s teams, only 890 are led by Women of Color.
At the youth level, only 26% of youth sports head coaches were women in 2022, up slightly from 24% in 2019.
How can you help us make a difference?
Join the WeCOACH Community
Alone, your voice may not be heard, but when we join our voices together, we can create change. Because of WeCOACH, women coaches everywhere are louder, stronger, braver and more respected. We are fearless supporters and promoters for our profession. By empowering women to be more aware of the realities of our profession, we are expanding career opportunities for women at all levels and in all sports.
We provide a safe haven where you can speak your mind and develop your skills. Our professional growth opportunities can help you unlock more of your leadership potential. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit.
Is your goal to achieve a winning record? We can help. Hoping to inspire a promising young athlete to pursue a career in coaching? Done. Want to help elevate the role of women coaches at a national level? We’re on it.
Being a woman and a professional coach isn’t always easy. Yet female athletes are in desperate need of positive coaching, strong female role models and real-life examples of successful women in dynamic careers.
We need YOU! What you do MATTERS!